2nd Chakra - Sacral - Svadisthana
Water, Emotional Identity, Oriented to Self-Gratification, Creating Abundance, Creativity
The Sacral Chakra is associated with the parts of our consciousness concerned with food and sex – the communication from the body to the person within it, about what the body wants or needs, and what it finds pleasurable. It also is related to what is happening in their consciousness about having children. When this chakra is in its clear state, the person is in touch with this communication, and listening to and responding appropriately to what the body wants and needs.
Parts of the body controlled by the lumbar plexus include the reproductive system and the abdomen, and the lumbar region of the back.
The sense of taste is associated with this chakra, as is the element of water. When someone does not have a clear relationship with water (swimming, for example, or being on a boat), this reflects their attitudes about the parts of their consciousness that this chakra represents.
Tensions on the will side or the emotional side of this chakra indicate tensions in the person’s consciousness as conflicts between either the will or the emotions with what the person’s body is asking for.
This chakra is associated with the sense of taste, and with appetite. It is also involved with the person’s willingness to feel their emotions.
The Second Chakra is associated with the color Orange.
Responses: Sexual, reproduction, pleasure
Governs: Sexual organs, elimination, the lymph system, the skeleton and bones, the lower extremities (legs, ankles, feet) and the nose.
Petals: An Orange Flower with 6 petals.
Problems with the Second Chakra (Sacral) coincide with major traumas between about 4 and 8 years of age. The focus of this chakra returns between 34 and 38 and again between 64 and 68.
Did you undergo a major trauma in your life during this period? Were you abandoned? Did you parents divorce? Traumas during this time are reflected in our ability to be intimate with another human being, to give and receive sexual pleasure and provide comfort and allow ourselves to be comforted.
Likewise, if you have unresolved issues related to sexual abuse or rape, your Sacral Chakra is likely unbalanced.
An Second Chakra Imbalance may manifest as sexual frigidity, guilt, being cold, unapproachable and aloof. On the other hand, a Second Chakra Imbalance may be expressed as being over-sexed, using persons for sexual gratification alone, living a hedonistic lifestyle and battling sexual addictions.
Physical symptoms of a Second Chakra imbalance include problems with the ovaries/testicles, impotence and lymph system problems.
Indicators of Second Chakra Imbalances:
- Over-sexed, or sex addiction.
- Denial of sexual impulses, frigidity.
- Difficulty with intimacy in general.
- Inability to comfort another or receive comfort and tenderness from another.
- Denial of all pleasure or a very hedonistic (pleasure-seeker) lifestyle.
- Reproductive problems, disease of the gonads, ovaries and uterus
Chakra Therapy would include laying the proper gemstone upon the Second Chakra for 5-25 minutes.
Imagine an orange vortex of energy coming from the area between the pubic bone and the naval, emanating forward from your belly. At the same time, think of feeling intimate with another, feeling the warmth of their skin against yours. Imagine providing comfort and pleasure and being comforted and pleasured. Release all guilt relating to sex and realize that sexual intimacy is a natural part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Amber: Intellect and keep marital vows.
- Carnelian: Vitality, courage and sexual prowess.
- Malachite: Help those who were sexually abused.
- Peach Aventurine: Reduce desire for pleasure.
- Sunstone: Increase vitality. Remove “hang-ups”.
- Tiger Eye: Balances male/female energies.
- Topaz: Brings intellect into sexual desire.
“I welcome intimacy as one of life’s greatest pleasures”
“Comforting another human being is one of the kindest things”
“I welcome of the comfort of others in times of need”