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The second chakra, the sacral chakra (Svadisthana), is associated with emotions, sexuality, and creativity. This chakra relates to grace and acceptance and our feelings of self-worth, relationships with others, and creativity. A balanced second chakra allows us to open up to our sense of creativity and brings:

• the ability to express ourselves creatively
• a sense of surrender and not having to be in control
• a strong connection with others
• the enjoyment of pleasure without guilt

Basic issues: creativity, pleasure, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, warmth, confidence

Associated body parts: hips, lower back, sexual organs, bladder, kidneys

Emotional Issues: overly emotional, poor boundaries, excessive attachment, frustration, manipulative

Physical Issues: urinary or kidney problems, gynecological issues, impotence, frigidity, lower back problems

Sanskrit: Svadisthana
lower abdomen
Color: orange
Mantra: vam
Element: water
Sense: taste
Food: liquids (eg. Water, juice, teas)
Gemstones and crystals: moonstone, red jasper, carnelian, tiger eye, orange tourmaline
Essential oils: jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang
Flower essences: basil, hibiscus, lady’s slipper
Yoga asana: Ustrasana (camel pose)
Beneficial activities: massage, warm bath, music, gentle yoga