posted by Jackie Gaston
Second Chakra - Sacral Chakra-Svadhisthana
This is the third post in the series about your chakra system. It might be helpful to read this post and this post before continuing.
Second Chakra – Sacral chakra - Svadhisthana
Symbol: Six petals, circle containing a crescent moon
Location: Lower abdomen about three finger widths below the navel
Musical note: D
Scents: Patchouli, Geranium, Jasmine, Clary Sage
Stones: carnelian, fire agate, orange calcite
Body parts: Blood, tears, urine, reproductive organs, hips, sacrum. Sex organs
Foods: Sweet fruits, nuts, cinnamon, cardamom
Asanas: cobra, triangle, backward and forward bends.
Astrological sign: Cancer
The second chakra is the seat of sexuality. Creativity and emotion. It seeks excitement, sexual expression, and learning new things. Closely related to the first chakra, it also craves a certain groundedness and balance. Music and art feed the second chakra. It is considered to have more feminine than masculine energy.
The sense of taste is connected to the second chakra as it is highly sensual and pleasure bringing. Sharing food creates a connection with others and with our communities. The types of food that we eat and share help define us culturally.
The astrological sign Cancer is said to rule emotions, receptiveness and fertility, all of which are associate with the second chakra. Cancer is also a water sign and the element for the second chakra is water.
The second chakra is said to be aligned with the planet Jupiter. We view the first chakra as the seat of the individual self and the second chakra as seeking connection to others. Jupiter brings connection to culture in its creating of music, art and life style. Jupiter's energy calms and warms that of Saturn which can at times be cool and unsettling.
Signs that the second chakra may be out of balance include an over active or under active sex drive, craving for sweet foods and a general lack of creativity. Physical symptoms may include lower back pain, abdominal pain and intestinal disruptions; gastro intestinal problems. Resistance to change and frequent emotional drama can also be associated with an unbalanced second chakra.
A person operating from a balanced second chakra tends to trust his/her instincts and intuition and tend to attract people who explore esoteric realms.
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