2nd Chakra: SWADHISHTHANA

 Sacral Chakra

MEANING: "one's own place or base"(swa = one’s own; adhishthana = dwelling place or residence)
LOCATION: sacrum
KSHETRAM: pubic bone
COLOR: orange
TATTWA (ELEMENT): water (apas)
TANMATRA (SENSE): taste
JNANENDRIYA (SENSE ORGAN): tongue
KARMENDRIYA (WORK ORGAN): sex organs, kidneys
PRANA VAYU: vyana
KOSHA: pranamaya
NO OF PETALS: 6
YANTRA: silver or white crescent moon
ANIMAL: crocodile (makara)
DEVI: Saraswati or Rakini
DEVA: Vishnu
BEEJA MANTRA: VAM
NADA( INNER SOUND): sound of a flute
VOWEL SOUND: oo as in pool
PHYSIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: sacrums, hips, lower back, reproductive organs (ovaries, testes, uterus), bladder, urinary system, large intestine, lymphatic system, all body fluids (i.e. urine, saliva, tears)
DHATU (TISSUE): fat
NEUROLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: sacral plexus
ENDOCRINOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: testicles and ovaries
PSYCOLOGICAL QUALITIES: emotional identity, socializing, desire, sexuality, sensuality, pleasure and self-gratification, personal relationships
RIGHTS: to feel
HUMAN TALENT: creativity
DEMON: guilt, passionate manipulation
SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE: lessons related to sexuality and physical desire
DEFICIENT: loss of appetite for food, sex, life; impotence, frigidity, menstrual problems, infertility; denial of pleasure, sense of shame; lack of creativity, sensuality, morality; emotional dullness; poor social skills; fear of change; rigidity in attitudes; paralysis
EXCESSIVE: pleasure addiction, sexual obsession; excessively sensitive, ruled by emotions; invasion of others, seductive manipulation; obsessive attachment; emotional dependency; swinging back and forth between extremes; bedwetting, oedema, fibroids in uterus, vaginitis, veneral disease, hay fever, itching
OTHER PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTIONS: pelvic pain, kidney and bladder problems; hormonal imbalances; sexual dysfunctions; dysfunctions of reproductive organs, spleen or urinary system; chronic lower back pain, sciatica, legs, knee problems
BALANCED: Graceful movements; emotional intelligence; ability to experience pleasure; nurture of self and others; ability to change; healthy boundaries, feeling compassionate, friendly; feeling sexy, intuitive, vital, satisfied, having a sense of humor
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: 6-24 mos.
LIFE PERIODS: 8-14 y.old, 58-64 y.old, as well as 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 37, 44 y.old
PLANET: Moon
GEMSTONES: amber, carnelian, golden topaz, coral, moonstone, orange tourmaline
ESSENTIAL OILS: bensoin, cardamom, clary sage, fennel, sandalwood
FOODS: sweet fruits as melons, mangos, passion fruit, oranges, coconut; seaweeds; honey; nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds

HEALING STRATEGY:
  • Sex – alone or with someone you trust, be creative, try something new, move sensuously
  • Movements –pay attention to your body’s daily movements; dance to express your feelings
  • Change – do something different, something out of character for yourself (“I never do that, it’s not me”)
  • Water – make rituals out of bathing, taking a shower, watering your plants, drinking water, swimming
  • Nurturing yourself! Assign healthy pleasures (minimum 20 min per day from your list of nurturing activities)
  • Make a list of your desires / emotions. Work on releasing blocked emotions and reclaim the right to feel
  • Balance polarity by embracing both sides and allowing changes (both inside yourself and in relationships)
  • Sankalpa (choose one or formulate your own):
I deserve pleasure in my life./ Life is pleasurable.
I absorb information from my feelings.
I respond to my emotions in ways that are loving and respectful to all involved.
I enjoy my sensuality and sexuality and am free to be who I am.
I open to my sexuality and enjoy the sensual pleasure for which my body was fashioned.
I move easily and effortlessly.
I flow with the natural harmony of the universe and share my beauty and nurture with others.

 

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klara (Author) 2010-01-18 20:52:40

hi zoya

i really enjoyed the lesson! you are so kind to give us the knowledge which is so useful and the asanas felt amazing!
thank you
clare
admin (SAdministrator) 2010-01-20 15:55:38

Thank you Clare! Make a good use of it :)
karen sullivan (Author) 2010-01-21 22:40:23

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