Archive for January 2013

The SACRAL Chakra or SVADISTHANA

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The color related to this chakra (our 2nd chakra) is ORANGE. The Sacral chakra is associated with the element WATER, and this chakra has to do with how we process water throughout our bodies.  The most key issues of this chakra are relationships, violence and addictions.  the sacral chakra has everything to do with your reproductive system.   Mentally, emotionally and spiritually it deals with the feelings of creativity, joy and enthusiasm.  In Sanskrit, the meaning of SVADISTHANA is “sweetness” or “one’s sweetest abode”, and it is pictured as as orange lotus with six petals.  The orange petals of the lotus symbolize a secret connection with the high sixth state of consciousness into which we are evolving.  The petals are also associated with affection, pitilessness, a feeling of all destructiveness, delusion, disdain, and suspicion on the path to a sixth state.  It is widely known as our sexual energy center.

The Sacral chakra is located between the naval and the genitals, and is linked to the adrenal glands that lie above each kidney.  They are concerned with the production of adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone.  It’s psychological functions are those of sexuality, desire, emotion, creativity, and pure unconsciousness.  This chakra is related to our reproductive organs, tongue, kidneys, bladder and lower back.  When it is blocked or malfunctioning, we can experience things like emotional problems, sexual guilt, a halt in creativity, and urinary problems.

Linked to ages 8-14, they say when this chakra is stressed in our adult years, it may be a result of our early years in how we learned to understand our self in relationship to our mother.  Stress in this chakra causes us to put walls up to avoid what we really feel.  During love making, as kundalini (energy from your root chakra) rises from the first chakra to the second, it can hit a wall of blockages, and a real feeling of bliss will not be able to arise throughout the chakras.  This can cause people to go from one lover to another to try and find that bliss, when, really, they have to open their blockage.  Any negative emotions held in the sacral chakra, such as anger and fear, can eventually cause illness; such as Colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, bladder tumors, malabsorption diseases of the small intestine, and unexplained lower back pain.

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RECOMMENDED TO OPEN ANY BLOCKAGES:

 

CRYSTALS:  CARNELIAN, ORANGE CALCITE

 

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DANCE

 

or

PRANAYAMA (A YOGIC PRACTICE TO CONTROL SUBTLE ENERGIES WITH BREATH)

 

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AROMATHERAPY:

SANDALWOOD: Anti-depressant, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, astrigent, bactericide, expectorant and sedative.

JASMINE: Analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, sedative and uterine.

ROSE OIL:  Antiseptic, aphrodisiac,anti-depressant, sedative, hepatic, emmenagogic and uterine.

YLANG-YLANG: Aphrodisiac, Anti-depressant, anti-septic, sedative, ands dispels anger.

CHAMPACA: Aphrodisiac, anti-depressant and stimulant.

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