Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The sacral chakra
Continuing on with illustrating the Chakras in my 16 paged journal, I used two pages for the second Chakra. Also, I found my acrylic paints so I used them rather than watercolors. After tearing open any number of boxes labeled "art" I found the paints beside my painting table.
The second Chakra is the sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana (sweetness and one's own place) in the Sanskrit language. Orange is its color, water its element. The lotus with six petals represents it. Its energy is passion, life energy, sexual energy and the emotions.
Desire, imagination, creativity and learning to let go are connected with this Chakra. As are balance (thus the Yin/Yang symbol) open-mindedness and the ability to yield and cooperate.
To balance this Chakra, laugh, dance and be with friends. Signs of imbalance are emotional problems and reproductive system issues among others. When balanced one feels creative, joyful and filled with enthusiasm.
Want to check out the balance of your Chakras? Click here for a chakra test. Take with a grain of salt of course. When I took the test my third Chakra, the naval chakra, was out of balance with a close second on the sacral chakra.
Here is a link to my post about the first Chakra--the root chakra. The root chakra post also contains a link to Teesha Moore's video on making a journal out of one sheet of paper.