The Second Chakra (Sacral)
In our previous blog we discussed the Root Chakra/ Muladhara. Now, we shall take the Second chakra, The Sacral Chakra / Swadhisthana, and discuss in detail its location, importance, properties, effects on the human body, disease caused due to its imbalance and how it can be balanced.
The Second Chakra - Sacral Chakra / Swadhisthana
The Sacral Chakra, or the second chakra, is known by many different names such as the navel chakra, abdominal chakra or the Svadhishthana chakra. Svadhishthana (aka Swadhishtana or Svadhisthana) is the Sanskrit word for ‘abode of the self or the dwelling of the mind’. The first part “Swa” means self and the second part “adhishthana” means established. Thus, the second Chakra is the center of sensuality, creativity and procreation.
Location of the Second Chakra– The Sacral Chakra is located in the abdominal region, directly over the testes in men and ovaries in women.
Color of the Sacral Chakra– The naval or second chakra is connected to the Etheric body (the subtle state of consciousness that transcends the known physical universe). It is associated with the color Orange.
Organs and functions affected by the Sacral Chakra– The second chakra impacts all bodily fluids, taste, blood circulation, reproductive functions, large intestine, kidneys and lower back.
Open and balanced Chakras
It is essential to have open and well-balanced Chakras in order to enjoy optimal health and happiness. When they are out of balance, our chakras can wreak havoc on the systems connected to them.
Our body sends out many signs when the chakras are not functioning the way they should be. If you are feeling sad, depressed or low in energy all the time, then it is likely that your chakras are being blocked with negative energy. On the other hand, well-balanced and healthy chakras will instill feelings of calm, peace and serenity. You would also be better equipped to deal with daily stress and strain.
Overactive Second chakra
Humans have fixed beliefs that help them feel attracted to or repelled by others present in their surrounding physical world. These beliefs are directly impacted by the Second chakra. To rise above these judgments, it is important to balance the second chakra.
A person with an overactive Sacral Chakra will be overly dramatic or highly emotional. S/he tends to have an unhealthy mental, emotional or physical attachment to others around. Sexual problems, especially sexual addictions, are more likely in people with an overactive second chakra.
Second Chakra Deficiency
In case of an underactive Sacral Chakra, the individual will feel constantly repressed or harbor feelings of guilt or shame that lead to denying themselves of pleasurable things. Such people are unable to come up with anything creative, and tend to be sluggish and lazy. Their constant fatigue also leads to an inability to enjoy sex. Their daily interactions are affected by the fact that they are not always their true self.
Spin Direction: Male-Left/ Female-Right
Basic Principle: “Creative reproduction of being”
Vowel sound: “Ooo” (you)
Aroma: Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood
Sensory function: Taste
Gland: “Reproductive Glands”
With the above given knowledge, in the case of “Imbalance of the Second Chakra”, if the color, sound, vibration, and aromas associated with the second chakra are used concurrently, the Chakra can be balanced and in the process dis-ease can be alleviated.