Tap into the source of higher energy that helps you write beautiful music, develop an innovative business, or create a loving family life.
The sacral chakra, known as the Swadhisthana in sanskrit, helps awaken healthy, natural sensual desire while minimizing reliance on artificial substitutes for pleasure.
Location - Abdomen
Sanskrit Name - Swadhisthana
Color - Orange
# of Petals - 6
Element - Water
Mantra - Vam
Mind - Creativity
Emotion - Enthusiasm
Spirit - Passion
Aromatherapy/Essential Oils & Herbs
ORANGE governs the SACRAL chakra situated in the lower abdomen.
HAPPINESS, CONFIDENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS
Related organs: uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries and testes. (In the fetus the testes develop in the lower abdomen, thus linking with the sacral chakra energy, then descending to the scrotum by birth.)
Endocrine glands: ovaries and testes
Associated problems: pre-menstrual syndrome, problems with menstrual flow, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, testicular disease, prostate disease.
Personality Traits: Enthusiastic, happy, sociable, energetic, sporty, self-assured, and constructive.
Orange is the colour of success and relates to self respect; having the ability to give ourselves the freedom to be ourselves and helps you expand your interests and activities. Brings joy to our workday and strengthens our appetite for life! Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes us independent and social.
Nutrition for the Sacral Chakra: Almonds, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Melon, Coconut, Oranges, Mandarins, Water
SWADHISTHANA CHAKRA (Sacral)
Meaning : Home of self Element : WaterAction : Comfort Mindset : Enjoyment Aspects: Procreation Guna : Tamas Yoga:Tantra
Yantra : Swadhisthana is the next chakra with six different nadis entering and visualized as a rotating vortex of energy with six petals carrying energy from womb, genitals, kidney, bladder and lower back. The shape of the chakra is a crescent of the moon, because being a water chakra, it is affected by the moon The colour of this chakra is Orange. The symbolic animal for this water chakra is a Crocodile, which is an amphibian connected to the earth as well as water. Moving with the water, it depicts the sensuous nature of a second chakra person. Its deity is Vishnu – the lord of preservation.
Mantra: The six alphabets on the petals correspond to the vibratory frequency of the nadis coming in from the physical body, namely “bang”, “bhang”, “mang”, “yang”, “rang” and “lang” . The Bija mantra of the swadhisthana chakra is “Vam". Uttering these mantras in a certain format and in a certain phonetic style, stimulates the chakra.
Practices : There are teachers and gurus who teach the correct techniques of stimulating the chakras using visualization, puja, havans and mantras, also called kriya kands. Practices for controlling and balancing the energy in Swadhisthana chakra include vajroli mudra ( contraction of the genitals ), ashvini mudra ( contraction of the anus ) and various asanas and pranayamas.
Foods : Juices, soups, water, drinks, alcohol. Orange foods like carrot, oranges, sweet lime are good.
General : People who are predominantly of Swadhisthana constitution are reasonably good in health, fit and fond of liquid food. They are interested in comfort and luxury with a nature of disdain, delusion and suspicion. They have a feeling of all-destructiveness, affection and pitilessness. The desire for physical sensations and mental fantasies accompanied by restlessness and confusion. The person of second chakra predominance loves entertainment and fantasy and is full of jealousy, mercy, envy and joy.
A properly functioning Svadhishthana is connected with such psychological features as patience, stamina and self-confidence. The lack of balance results in frustration, worry and fear.