Swadhishthana Chakra

The Second Chakra | Sacral ChakraSwadhishthana Chakra
>>Sanskrit Name: Swadhishthana
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Color: orange
>>Element: water
>>Development: 6 months – 2 years
>>Location: lower abdomen, below the navel
>>Balanced Qualities: sensuality, sexuality
>>Imbalanced Qualities: sexual dysfunction, lack of sensation
>>Main Right: To Feel
>>Body Location Where Physical Issues May Occur: reproductive organs
>>Postures that Balance Chakra: Hip opening poses like Legs spread back stretch pose - Pada Prasar Paschimottanasana, Cobra pose - Bhujangasana and Locust pose - Shalabhasana

‘Swa’ translates to one’s own and ‘adhishthana’ means dwelling or abode.
Swadhishthana Chakra is situated at the lower end of the sacrum, the base of the spine. It is associated with the reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder and all fluid within the body.
Swadhishthana chakra is connected with the element of water and the sense of taste.
It is often symbolised by the colour orange, a lotus flower with six petals and relates to the unconscious aspect of our nature. Its corresponding mantra is VAM.
The positive attributes of the Swadhishthana Chakra are joy, faith, self-confidence and energy. Misdirected Manifestations include jealousy, desire, lust and pride.