The Second Chakra: Sensual

Svadhisthana (sweetness), or Sacral Chakra

Svadhisthana (sweetness), or Sacral Chakra, is located at the lower abdomen between the belly button and pubic bone. It is symbolized by the color orange and a lotus with six petals, and its issues are creativity, pleasure/pain, relationships, and emotions. A positive balance in the Svadhisthana Chakra would be represented by stability in one’s sexuality, sensuality, and emotions. It is related to the reproductive system.

Affirmation:

May I be at home and at ease in my body, and find balance in my relationships between myself (or my self) and others.

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Yoga Poses to Activate this Chakra:

Cobra
Boat
Seated forward bend
Supine bound angle
Dog
Cat
Puppy
Seated angle
Balancing bear
Frog

Yoga Practices to Activate this Chakra:

Pranayama: Dirga and Kapalabhati
Mudra: Yoni
Mantra: Vam
Bandha: Uddiyana Bandha
Yoga Path: Tantra

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