“The Sacral Chakra encapsulates your sexuality, self esteem, creativity, pleasures and frustrations. It is also known as the Swadhistana or Second Chakra, and in Martial Arts, it is known as the “Hara”. The Swadhistana governs life lessons involving blaming and guilt, sex, power and control; this Chakra is the base for your sense of morality. The Second Chakra is the base of your creativity, manifesting, money and prosperity. Information kept in this Chakra involves your emotions and feelings, and feelings of duality. Your personal magnetism, your patterns of control, and your sociability also emanated from the Swadhistana. An imbalance in the Sacral Chakra may manifest as addiction, intimacy issues, and feeling blue. The Swadhistana color is orange. It is located below the belly button, about 2-3 fingers down. The feeling nature of the 2nd Chakra connects it to the Emotional layer of the aura.The shifting emotions flow through the Second chakra and drift like a soft cloud of rainbow colors within the second layer of the aura, shifting and changing with our emotional nature.” – Read more via http://balance.chakrahealingsounds.com/2nd-chakra/
The main challenge for the Sacral Chakra is the conditioning of our society. We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion and emotional reactions are being frowned upon. We are being taught not to “lose control,” and in the process ….we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings. As if this was not enough we also experience the wounds of our collective cultural struggles over many sexual issues of our society. On the one hand sexuality is magnified and glorified and on the other hand it is rejected. This results in either blocked or excessive second chakra issues. No wonder we have so many issues with this passion center, the well spring of feelings, enjoyment and sensuality.
Do you love your body? Do you enjoy feeling your body? When was the last time you walked barefoot on the grass and felt the sensation of ground underneath your feet?
Sacral Chakra is also the center of creativity. Passion is the fuel of creative energy. Everything you create, a poem, a drawing or a website originates from the energy of the 2nd chakra. It is also where your fertility originates. After all, conceiving a child is a creative process. A person with an open Swadhistana Chakra is passionate, present in his/her body, sensual, creative and connected to his feelings.
The Sacral Chakra @ a glance:
Shape: Circle with Crescent