Updated: Mar 12, 2021
One of its mantras: I let myself be carried through life without resistance
Second chakra: The dwelling place of the Self, swa meaning one's own and adhisthana meaning abode or seat
Location: Lower abdomen/below navel
Swadhisthana is where all creative impulses, desires and dreams are formed. It is very much connected to the energy of the moon and to its influence on (Swadhisthana's element) the sea, rivers and any bodies of water (including our own, we are made up of 50 to 75% of water depending on our age range). When this chakra is open, we are sensitive to our desires, have healthy dreams and plans. Our ability to accept change, be flexible and go with the flow is also at the level of this chakra. Swadhistana is also related to life's pleasures and our ability to enjoy them, being playful and having fun.
On a physical level it relates to the circulatory system (blood, lymph and bladder function) and the reproductive organs.
Yoga poses: Baddha konasana (bound-angle pose), Padmasana (lotus pose), Matsyasana (fish pose), Malasana (Squat or garland pose).
Some essential oils to stimulate swadhisthana: jasmine, patchouli, geranium, lavender, sage, rosewood, frankincense...
Varuna (water) mudra: join the thumb (earth element) and the little baby finger (water element) together.