Second chakra or Swadhisthana: everything you need to know
The second chakra or Sacred Chakra is the energy center located at the level of the belly, it is thus associated with birth and impulses. Its Sanskrit name is Svadhisthana. It speaks of creation and procreation. In essence, this chakra is dominated by the water element.
The 2nd Chakra of the seven main chakras is designated by the name of Swadhisthana (from the Sanskrit swa “the proper” and adhisthana “abode”), it is also known as the sacred chakra or sacred center.
Located in the pubic region, on the genitals (between the fifth lumbar vertebra and the sacrum bone), Swadhisthana is identified with the creative principle of being, the center of primary, unprocessed emotions.
The 2nd chakra represents the affirmation of security, the ability to give and receive love, the manifestation of sexual and reproductive energy, creativity, imagination, desire and enthusiasm.
In the physical body, Swadhisthana governs the sexual reproduction organs, kidneys, bladder, lower intestine, testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and together with Muladhara (1st chakra), the male prostate and blood.
Operation of the second Chakra
When the sacral center works harmoniously, the individual eliminates sexual complexes and lives freely with enthusiasm, vitality and creative ability developed. The sexual union is fully enjoyed and seen as the integral relationship between bodies and spirits.
The excess energy in Swadhisthana is reflected in a vision of life as a selfish system of complacency, unsatisfied recurring desires, extreme anxiety, reactivity, exhaustion, anger and promiscuity.
Similarly, the low energy in the 2nd chakra makes you want to live the subject, making him apathetic and unable to fend for himself, canceling his goals, objectives and dreams.
A blockage in Swadhisthana can result in inability or difficulties in reaching orgasm, painful sexual relations, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, little sexual impulse or repression of the instinct of attraction, fear of pleasure, repressed personality, accumulation of feelings of guilt and humiliation.
Reactivating the Swadhisthana
To achieve the cleansing and activation of Swadhisthana, specialists recommend meditation, using the image of the Moon (especially the Full Moon), and the observation of natural water courses. This last exercise invites the flow of stagnant energy.
Likewise, we can proceed to listen to rhythms that induce feelings of joy in the person, and the vocalization of the VAM mantra directly associated with the energy of the 2nd chakra.
Other formulas include the use of chromotherapy, with representations of the orange or orange color (the tone of Swadhisthana); the use of moonstone, coral or carnelian as amulets, and essential oils of sandalwood, camphor, ylang ylang, rose, amber or rosemary.
The essences can be perceived by smell or applied to the chakra, following the clockwise direction to the right in the case of women, and counterclockwise (to the left) for men.
The practice of tantra, belly dance and exercises that link hip movement, generate a positive impact on Swadhisthana, as well as swimming, hydrotherapy techniques, sexual relations, and the conscious expression of emotions.
Second chakra: what to know
Your second chakra corresponds to the sensory and motor intelligence, in other words the intelligence of the body. It has the role of keeping your body active and your mind alert. It is also the energetic reservoir of your physical body and all your emotions, all your thoughts. This chakra is a source of fertility and creativity, especially the artistic kind.
Your Sacred Chakra influences the appetite for food, pleasure in general and therefore sensuality, temperament and sexual activity. It pushes you to a direct relation with what surrounds you, to the famous notion “here and now”. Indeed, the proper functioning of this chakra offers a fulfilling sexuality: the partner is physically welcomed and the pleasure can be shared.
The Sacred Chakra governs the organs of the lower abdomen (ovaries, testicles, bladder, uterus, prostate) and elimination functions (colon). Its proper functioning depends on how we feed ourselves and how we digest our emotions. If the emotional expression is systematically censored or repressed, the psychic and physical dysfunctions become chronic or acute.
The 2nd chakra represents the principle of perpetual rebirth through purification. The way energy flows through our sacred area reflects the way we are satisfied by the actions we take and by what we have. It also reflects the taste we have for the things that life presents to us.
How to heal your second chakra?
Release blocked emotions
There are different ways of doing things, and the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) – also known as tapping – is a particularly effective one. To practice possibly alone, but also with an experienced practitioner who will be able to accompany you for the path leading to those emotions that have been blocked for a long time, and of which we are not always aware.
Connecting to the water
For example, taking a shower in the morning as a dynamic meditation. Make sure the place is very clean. Review all parts of the body mentally, for example, “Now my hands are clean. Now my face is clean, etc. » Visualize all the negative things that you no longer want in your life. Imagine them flowing out of you, and be grateful for this water. You can throw something symbolic (non-polluting) into the toilet or the shower drain.
Then think about the things you would like to have in your life, and imagine them flowing on your head in a beautiful, bright waterfall. Give thanks. After this ritual, go for a drink of water and drink it in consciousness.
A very symbolic exercise of the cyclical movement of life can be practiced: the rotation of the hips, as if you had a hula hoop to turn around your waist.
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