Sacral Chakra

Chakra Two - Exploring the Major Chakras

Sunset in Maui
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The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange or red-orange. I usually visualize a juice orange that has been dyed to attract the produce buyer, or the orange-red of an evening sunset whenever I'm focusing on spinning my second chakra.

This chakra often offers us the opportunity to curb our  and find a balance in our lives, teaching us to recognize that acceptance and rejection are not the only options in our relationships.

The process of making changes in our life stream through our personal choices is a product of second chakra energy. A well-functioning second chakra helps one to maintain a healthy yin-yang existence.

House of Sex

Much like the sun sign of scorpio, is designated as the personality with the most enhanced sexual prowess among the twelve zodiac signs, the second chakra is considered the house of sex. It is here where our most base desires or natural sexual urges spring forth from. Whereas the heart chakra or love center of our bodies is needed to function in concert with the sacral chakra to keep our emotions in check. No single chakra works on its own... the chakra system is a partnership.

Source of Ideas and Creativity

The sacral chakra is also where the seeds of inventions and original ideas are planted and nurtured. Your dreams and ideas would not be realized without the help of the chakra system's petri dish (AKA sacral chakra).

It is here where the soil is the richest to sow, grow, and harvest your creative self.

Chakra Two - Associations
Colororange
Sanskrit Nameswadhisthana
Physical Locationlower abdomen to the navel
Purposesemotional connection
Spiritual Lessoncreativity, manifestation. honoring relationships, learning to "let go"
Physical Dysfunctionslow back pain, sciatica, ob/gyn problems, pelvic pain, libido, urinary problems
Mental / Emotional Issuesblame, guilt, money, sex, power, control, creativity, morality
Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakraduality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)
Area of Body Governedsexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, middle spine
Crystals / Gemstonesgarnet, moonstone, orange tourmaline
Flower EssencesIndian paintbrush, lady's slipper, hibiscus
Foods That Nourish the Sacral Chakramelons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, coconut, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds

Learning About Chakras

Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit  by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody

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