Balance and Heal the Second Chakra
The Second Chakra~ Svadhishthana
The second Chakra is to do with Change. One becomes two, solid becomes liquid, and we immerse ourselves in the element of water. The consciousness of this chakra derives from flow, duality, and the attraction of opposites. Svadhisthana represents the unconscious mind and considering as a storehouse of mental impressions (samskaras). Many previous instinctive drives stay and later bubble up from the mind. All the identifications, ego and the superego are the effects of unconscious mind.
Swadhisthana contains unconscious desires, including sexual desire. Thus, it is extremely difficult to raise the kundalini above Swadhisthana. This chakra governs taste not only, taste of food; additionally, life taste such as experience and teachings. Svadhisthana is governed by the subconscious mind and ruled by emotions such as sensuality, sexual, intimacy, self-acceptance, and personal relationships. This chakra decides; how we relate with others, preferring relationships and what they mean to us. Most popular film stars have stronger sacral chakra thus they are able to attract others to them knowingly or unknowingly.
Location: Between the genital and the navel. It lies in the area of the sacral vertebrae IV, within the filum terminale.
Animal: Crocodile, fish
Shape: Circle with crescent
When Unbalanced: Can cause emotional problems such as irritability, guilt (not feel good who he or she is), shyness, and irresponsible. Everything will revolve around sex; it becomes an attitude about life, the way of thinking or being, may feel impotent, frigid, or over-sexed. It hampers self-denial and the ability to give to others, giving will become more duty bound instead of love, and feel obliged to receive. There are more self-love and masturbation than loving the partner, stubborn, eating disorders (such as eating too much or not at all) and require excess sleep to feel rested. They may disassociate from friends, family, neighbors, and prefers spending time lonely in the home.
When Balanced: Can provide a capacity to make partnerships with others, intimate (with family, friends & neighbors), compassionate, intuitive, eat healthy needful quantities, enjoy comfort, balanced emotions, lovely optimal sex life, satisfied about their sexual energy, and free from any addictive behaviors.
Mantra: I feel. I exist. I deserve.
Affirmations: I am free to be me. I am worthy of love. It is safe to reach out.
Soul Lesson: Creativity
Goals: Expansion of energy within yourself. Keep your energy in your body, not dissipate it. Neediness transmuted into charisma.
Practices: Frog pose, Chair pose, Bow pose, Camel pose, Sat Kriya, Spinal grinds.
Sound: “Vam” (लँ) pronounce as VANG. The ‘V’ sound is produce by the lips as though making a ‘FF’ sound before the VA. Focus in the sacral chakra when chanting the mantra VANG.
Essential Oils: Cedar, Clove, Cypress, Marjoram, and Myrrh
Crystals: Goldstone, Moonstone, Coral, Tangerine Quartz, Angel Phantom Quartz, Citrine, Carnelian, Orange Calcite
Mudra for Sacral Chakra: Dhyana Mudra: Rest hands on your lap, palms facing upwards, on top of one another. Keep the right hand underneath the left hand; gently touch the tip of the thumbs. This simple calming position called as the "Meditation Mudra."