Dear Students and Friends,
Today we will discuss chakra #2 moving up the body or Swadhisthana “dwelling place of the self” also sometimes referred to in Tibetan tradition as “the secret place”. The second chakra is associated with reproduction as well as directly linked to the testes and ovaries, which produce the hormones testosterone or estrogen very important factors in sexual behavior aka “the private or secret place”. This chakra is also responsible for our creativity.This chakra is also associated with our taste especially sweet tastes.
The location of the 2nd chakra is near your tailbone just two finger widths sitting above chakra #1 the Muladhara chakra. Swadhisthana is orange and shaped with six petals which match the modes of consciousness, such as affection,pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness,delusion, disdain and suspicion. So you see this chakra is very diverse.
This chakra rules over our emotional behavior, sexual addiction or insufficient boundaries. If you were raised in a family situation were things may have been repressed or off kilter than you may be deficient in this chakra. A lot of yoga practitioners use this chakra to balance their energy by doing contractions in the genitals and anus as well as back bends and forward bends to strengthen this chakra.