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sacral chakra

The Sacral Chakra: Swadhisthana  (sva = vital force; adishthana = seat)

Element: Water | Symbol: Pyramid

Colours: Orange

Sense: Taste

Location: Lower abdomen - situated at the base of the pubis between the genitals and the sacral nerve plexus. First Lumbar vertebrae.

Function: Emotions, creativity, sexuality, desire, pleasure and self-gratification, procreation, and personal relationships.

Physical areas & Glands: Adrenal glands that lie above each kidney. They are concerned with the production of adrenaline, cortisol and aldostterone. Other associated body systems: sexual organs, small intestine, lower vertebrae, pelvis, the kidneys, urinary tract, appendix, bladder, prostate, hip area, the lymphatic system, all the body fluids.

Physical Dysfunctions: Fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, menstrual dysfunction, ovarian cysts or cancer, hormonal imbalances; In men: prostate problems or prostate cancer, Inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, appendicitis, chronic low back pain or sciatica, bladder or urinary problems, low resistance to infection and viruses, tiredness.

Excessive: Sexual, pleasure addiction, excessively sensitive and strong emotions, invasion of others, seductive manipulation, obsessive attachment, emotional dependency.

Deficient: Poor social skills, frigidity, fear of sex, lack of desire, passion, excitement, denial of pleasure; fear of change; rigidity in attitudes, guilt.

Balanced Chakra: Feeling compassionate, friendly, intuitive, vital, sexual, satisfied, prosperous, ability to change, healthy boundaries, emotional intelligence, graceful movements.

Traumas and Abuses: Sexual, emotional abuse, neglect, rejection, emotional manipulation, physical abuse, alcoholic families, denial of child's feelings, inherited issues (untreated incest, sexual issues), volatile situations, neglect/coldness/rejections.

Gemstones for Activation:
Fire Opal
- it stimulates crativity, remove emotional blockages, intensifies the manifestaion of our own inner fire: negatively as anger, or positively by moving the Sacral Chakra into enjoyment of your own sexuality, leading to enlightenment as radiance moves through the kundalini channel. Heals imbalances of the kidneys and blood, aiding purification. Beneficial for the eyes when used as a crystal essence/elixir.
Carnelian - energetically balance lower back problems, rheumatism and arthritis. It also assists the kidneys to regulate their water energies.
Orange Calcite - works at a basic physical level. Its action is cleansing, and it is effective with energy imbalances that cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), by moving unwanted conditioning out through the Sacral Chakra. It also balances the emotions and overcomes fears, inspiring confidence.
Yellow Topaz - Helps overcome limitations, will cause the movement of energetic imbalances on elevated spiritual levels through the chakra, after using Orange Calcite for the physical levels.

Gemstones for Calming:
Emerald - "the stone of fulfilled love" it encourages friendship, calms the emotions and brings wisdom. Emerald were once worn to protect from epilepsy; and also belived to be the antidote to poison. Emerald is said to enhance psychic powers and clairvoyance.

Gemstones for Balancing:
Moonstone - to ease insomnia and develop psychic abilities. Moonstone is called "Mother stone" is used on all parts of the body that "breathe" in a cycle. It is helpful to bring into balance during painful or irregular periods, and also recomended for riding the body of toxins and the emotional anxieties associated with "mother issues".
Aquamarine - is regarded as giving strenght in adversity and was traditionally believed to protect against the forces of evil. It aligns our physical body with the whole of our subtle energy field. Energetically, it works to cleanse the kidneys and genitourinary system. It is ideal crystal to work with our "inner seas" emotions.

Other Gemstones: Amber, Coral, Fire Agate, Orange Spinel, Orange Tourmaline

Essential Oils: Ylang-Ylang, Rose Oil, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Champaca

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