SACRAL CHAKRA 2
Sacral Chakra 2- Sanskrit term- Svadhisthana,-Ovaries/Testes. Gonads, prostrate, reproductive system, spleen, bladder.
“Sacral Chakra is responsible developing and producing hormones that are responsible for the development of secondary sexual characteristics, such and the depth of the voice and amount of body hair. The Ovaries and Testes are responsible for maturity and the production of sperm and eggs.
In addition, our own relationship with our own sexuality and emotional balance concerning these topics are a key association with the Sacral Chakra.” Simpson The sacral chakra brings us up from survival to nourishing the soul and upward to the pleasure principle. More body parts- Sex organs, womb, ovaries, testes, bladder, circulatory system, and prostrate. Location: Lower abdomen, genitals, womb
Celestial Body- Moon
Musical Note: D
Sign: pieces, Cancer, Scorpio
Sacral Function: Desires, pleasures, sexuality, procreation
Minerals: Carnelian, Citrine, Golden Topaz, moonstone, coral, Incense/Oils: Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood
Animal- fish, sea creatures
Corresponding Verb: I feel
Sacramental Association: Communion
Emotional Dysfunctions: Unbalanced sex drive, instability, feelings of isolation
Physical Dysfunctions: Impotence, frigidity, bladder and prostate problems, lower back pain
Goals: Allowing pleasure, creative expression
Life Lesson- uncovering motivations influencing choices which is based on our conditioning.
“The six petals represent the following modes of consciousness, also known as vrittis: affection, pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness, delusion, disdain and suspicion. Svadhishthana is associated with the unconscious, and with emotion. It is closely related to the Muladhara in that Svadhishthana is where the different samskaras (potential karmas), lie dormant, and Muladhara is where these samskaras find expression. It is associated with the element of water, the sense of taste, and the act of procreation. Svadhishthana contains unconscious desires, especially sexual desire, and it is said, to raise the kundalini shakti (energy of consciousness) above Svadhishthana is extremely difficult for this reason. Many saints have had to face the sexual temptations associated with this chakra. One who meditates on Svadhishthana is believed to obtain the following siddhis or occult powers: freedom from enemies; the status of a lord among yogis; eloquence and clarity (words flowing like nectar in well-reasoned discourse); loss of fear of water; awareness of astral entities; and the ability to taste anything desired for oneself or others.
ASSOCIATION WITH THE BODY
Svadhishthana is located near the coccyx (tailbone), two finger-widths above the Muladhara chakra. Its corresponding point in the front of the body (i.e. its kshetram) is the pubic bone. Being connected with the sense of taste, it is associated with the tongue, and being connected with reproduction, it is associated with the genitals. It is often associated with the testes and ovaries. These produce the hormones testosterone or estrogen, which influence sexual behaviour, and are stores in which genetic information lies dormant, in the same way that samskaras lie dormant within Svadhishthana.”wiki