The sacral chakra, or Swadhisthana in Sanskrit, is located in the lower abdomen just below the coccyx or tailbone. The chakra color of the second chakra is orange, and its element is water. It is associated primarily with emotional responses and regulation and is often referred to as the seat of emotions. It is also associated with the sense of taste and with reproductive function.
Because of its close physical connection with the pelvis area and the reproductive organs, this chakra is also the center of the search for pleasure, whether sensual or through your daily life experiences. Abundant creativity and strongly felt intuition are two additional facets of an open sacral chakra.
“I enjoy life fully” could be the sacral chakra’s motto. An open, balanced sacral chakra allows you to experience intimacy and love freely and fully, to be honest and non-judgmental about your desires, and to live as your authentic self without fear.
Inside this lotus is a white crescent moon, formed by two different sized inner circles, one inside the other. The crescent moon is the water region presided over by Varuna, who is white in color, four-armed, holds a noose and is seated on a crocodile. The two inner circles also have petals; the larger one eight outward facing petals, and the smaller one eight inward facing petals.
The seed mantra, located in the innermost circle, is a moon-white वं vaṃ
Located between the Asis bones of the hips. Vitalizes the sexual life organs of reproduction and processes prana (or oxygen) from the atmosphere which then vitalizes Gonads, Sexual Organs, Sacral – Lower back
This is the second chakra and focuses on the aligning of the mental, emotional and physical levels with desires/pleasures. This point stores all those instinctual natures where they are transmuted into a fine balance from the ego into complete giving and selflessness. the entire system of major and minor Chakras.
When this chakra is clean the person only thinks positive thoughts, thus no impure thoughts/feelings can penetrate. Sex is only impure if done for egoistic reasons and or by hurting others. (Sadism/masochism hurts others therefore forcing a karmic burden upon someone else.) When the two people make love, lights mix and the purple waves create figures. Beauty depends on the love between the parties.
When there is great love, there are fantastic auras that can be compared to a fairy tale scene with the leaves and flowers that arc above the lovers (as seen from the higher realm). These powerful vibrations burn away a lot of negative aspects.
By loving another person and showing it by sexual behavior, one can develop very much personally and spiritually. There is an element of giving rather than taking. Both are willing to give up egoistic demands in favor of giving to another.
The purity that is reflected in ones attitudes means a life without complaining, living in accordance with the truth of life and manifesting one’s own reality, either positive or negative.
The Abdominal 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 wild 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.
Location – The lower abdomen, womb, 1″ below the navel
Color – Orange (From the highest spiritual level can be seen as a purple light)
Attributes – Creativity, sexual energy (women), desire, pleasure, emotions, (some say this is associated with the Heart Chakra)
Element – Water
Gems/Minerals – Amber, citrine
Musical-Vibrational Note – D
Aromatic Chakra Oils – Cedarwood, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang,
Foundation – Energy/Power in its raw form
The Sex Chakra is intimately tied to the Throat Chakra which is linked to the Higher Self’s creative impulses and powers. Without the Lower Self’s creativity found in the Sex Chakra combined with the Higher Self’s creativity found in the Throat Chakra there would be no creation. For material manifestation to occur a combination or merging is required just like a man and a woman’s sexual energy is required to create a baby. It is impossible to be oneself and spontaneously express your true nature without the Sex Chakra being fully awakened and uninhibited.
When unbalanced you may experience Sexual problems, jealousy, possessiveness, uterine/bladder problems, lower back pain, egotism and maliciousness. For health, sexual energies, digestion, and purification. This energy can be used for creativity, spiritual awareness and integration. It also influences our self-esteem.
Unfortunately society’s rules and our parents’ attitudes towards acceptable behavior have often buried the Sex Chakra, and therefore the Lower Self, under emotional and sexual repression. A blocked Sex Chakra can lead a person to be emotionally unbalanced, manipulative, obsessed with sex, scared of sex, lacking in energy, enthusiasm and self-worth. As the Higher Self cannot and will not incarnate into a body with a blocked base chakra it will not incarnate if the Sex Chakra is blocked either. The Lower Self must have free rein of the lower centers of the body with no emotional repression or sexual inhibition for the Higher Self to enter the body. The awakened Base and Sex Chakras give the light body a ground which is essential for its incarnation.
The way you interact with others on a social level, your sense of self worth, your expression of creativity and of course your sexuality are all based in this chakra. The female sexual organs are located here; giving her sexuality a more emotional feel than the male’s physically grounded sexuality. As children we are very in touch with the Sex Chakra and are in fact very sensual beings.