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Chakra basics – The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra - Swadhisthana ChakraThe sacral Chakra is the key to your identity, creativity and sexuality. Intertwined around these issues is the elusive question ‘who am I?’ It brings forth powerful emotions reflective of the symbol of water (it washes away false assumptions to uncover the truth hidden beneath the surface) and the bright strong colour of orange (the ideas, impulses and desires that spring forth from within).

When the sacral Chakra is functioning harmoniously, you will feel a sense of who you are, and be comfortable in your own skin. This will also flow over into how you relate to others especially the opposite sex. You will find it easy to express your creativity and it will flow like a river through you. You will be participating in your life with joy, awe and enthusiasm for the sheer act of living.

When the sacral Chakra is not functioning harmoniously, you will shy away from any activities that require you to look inside yourself and discover who you are. You will feel like you are missing an intangible ‘something” that you need in order to feel complete and whole. You are likely to be yearning for a fulfilling sexual relationship, and keep looking outside of yourself for the solution. Your creativity will be severely curtailed and may describe yourself as boring or plain. You are unable to see the amazing world around you in all its dazzling colour.

Name: Sacral or Sexual Chakra
Location: Above the genitals
Purpose: Self-image, sexuality, procreation, creativity
Colour: Orange
Sound: Vam
Element: Water
Sense: Taste
Symbol: 6-petaled lotus
Associated parts of body: Reproductive system, circulatory system, bladder

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