Location: Below the navel
Musical Keynote: D above middle C (vocalized as the “o” in “home”)
Associated Organs/Systems: Reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder
Gemstones: Carnelian, Coral, Orange Calcite, Moonstone, Blood Citrine and Orange Jasper
Herbs: Damiana, Gardenia, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang
Essential Oils: Benzoin, Cardamon, Clary Sage, Elemi, Fennel, Sandalwood
Qualities and/or Functions: Primal feelings, awe, enthusiasm, opennes to others, personal creativity
In A Word: Fertility
Verb: I feel
Svadhisthana: 2nd Chakra (Spleen or Sexual Chakra): Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
The color for this chakra is orange. It is used for creativity, vitality and sexual expression and creates the balance between connecting with other people and time spent alone. The spleen chakra is located in the sexual organs– ovaries in women and testes in men.
When the masculine and feminine energy is balanced in this chakra, adaptability and flexibility come easily. This chakra is connected to procreation and bringing in new life, when it is out of balance, it causes one to fear death. Physically, it governs sex and reproduction along with creativity, intimacy flow of body fluids and energy. To help activate this chakra, eat oranges, and wear orange clothing. The symbol of this chakra is the Circle.
Life development: The Sacral Chakra – Chakra 2 represents growth from six months to age two. This is the period of pleasure and self-gratification. It is a period of self-discovery and the beginnings of separation from the mother and developing baby.