The Sanskrit name for the Sacral (Second) Chakra is Svadhisthana, meaning “sweetness”, and its associations are indeed what makes life sweet – pleasure, sexuality, nurture, movement, and change. Its Hindu symbol is a six-petalled lotus containing a white circle, symbolizing the element of Water, and a light-blue crescent Moon within which is a “makara”, whose fishtail coils like the Kundalini. This water creature represents sexual desires and passions – a danger only when ignored or repressed.
Water is the sacral element, its fluidity corresponding with the bladder, circulatory system, sexual and reproductive organs, The Sacral Chakra resonates to the color orange and, positioned near the female reproductive organs (approximately two inches below the naval) is associated with nurture, receptivity, and emotions. The Moon also relates to creativity, the energy that shifts humankind from survival to nourishing the soul: from survival we have traveled upward to the “pleasure principle”.
The Sacral Chakra leads us from basic existence to help us embrace what makes life worth living. There is a duality in this chakra, which is why the Moon is a crescent, representing visible light and darkness. This is the tribal energy of the Root split into opposing yin/yang, suggesting the need to evolve beyond the group to establish one’s “self”.
When this chakra is too open or spins too fast we will be emotionally unbalanced, a fantasist, manipulative, sexually addictive, martyr or “poor me” behavior.
When it is blocked or the chakra spins sluggishly or not at all we experience over sensitivity, being hard of ourselves, feeling guilty for no reason, frigidity or impotency.
Questions for the Second Chakra:
In order to help decide the health of your second chakra, ask yourself the following questions.
Using Essential Oils to balance this chakra.
Anointing this chakra, just about two inches below the naval, with our second chakra essential oilwillbalance and energize this energy center. Do this at least once during each day. When this chakra is balanced we are trusting, expressive, attuned to our own feelings and creative.
Our oils are organic and powerful, each one originating from Australia. The advantage of using oils is that they continue working for hours after application, never have to be cleared and create a scent of well-being that you will very quickly grow to love.
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