Chakra of the Week: Swadhisthana

symbol-jumbo-sacral-chakraSwadhisthana

Sacral chakra

The sacral chakra, known as the Swadhisthana in Sanskrit means ‘one’s own abode’ or place of residence. Swadhisthana chakra is associated with seeking pleasure and security.

Location – abdomen
Sanskrit Name – Swadhisthana
Color – orange
Element – Water
Mantra – Vam
Mind – creativity
Emotion – enthusiasm
Spirit – passion

Aromatherapy

Support sacral chakra balance with the following:
sandalwood
tangerine
orange
geranium
cedarwood

Creating a warming atmosphere with this diffusion will help you awaken the sacral chakra to create strength and balance.

Ingredients:
•6 drops neroli essential oil
•3 drops mandarin orange essential oil
•1 drop cinnamon leaf essential oil

Directions:

Blend oils, then add to 1/4 cup water in a diffuser.  Breathe in this spicy sweet aroma to enhance sensuality.

Alternative names in different Traditions

Tantra: Adhishthana, Bhima, Shatpatra, Skaddala Padma, Swadhishthana, Wari Chakra

Vedas (late Upanishads): Medhra, Swadhishthana

Puranic: Swadhishthana

* This information is for reference only and is not intended as a substitute for spiritual or philosophical instruction.

References:

Wikipedia

Gems of Yoga

Isha Foundation

Wisdom Library

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