The second of the chakras is the Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) – essentially this is your passion and pleasure centre and is located in the pelvic area.

The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations as the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, connection creativity and procreation.

The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.

But this also means the main challenge for this chakra is the conditioning of our society.

We live in a society where feelings are not valued, where passion, and emotional reactions are frowned upon.

We are being taught not to “lose control”, and as a result we get disconnected from our bodies, our feelings.

Plus there’s the added dilemma of sexuality on the one hand being magnified and glorified, and on the other hand being rejected… then your chakra gets blocked.

The sacral chakra is also your centre of creativity – procreation is creation after all, isn’t it?

Passion is the fuel of creative energy.

Everything you create, a poem, a drawing, or a website, originates from the energy of second chakra.

A person with an open Svadhisthana Chakra is passionate, present in his or her body, sensual, creative, and connected to his or her feeling.

Strong affirmations for the Sacral Chakra?

• I love and enjoy my body.

• I have healthy boundaries.

• I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.

• I am passionate.

• I feel pleasure and abundance with every breath I take.

• I nourish my body with healthy food and clean water.

• I know how to take care of my needs.

• I value and respect my body.

• I am open to touch and closeness.

• I allow myself to experience pleasure.

• My sexuality is sacred.

• Emotions are the language of my soul.

• I take good care of my physical body.

• I am at peace.

Other things associated to this Chakra:

  • Star sign: Scorpio
  • Crystal: Orange Carnelion
  • Oils: Cardamom, Clary Sage, Sandalwood
  • Plant: Jasmine
  • Metal: Tin
  • Colour: Orange

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