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Swadhisthana Chakra

Updated: May 6

The ocean

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

Vibration/resonance: VAM

Colour: Orange

Element: Water

Sense: Gustatory/Taste

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 (fire element) and the little baby finger (water element) together.

Varjuna mudra

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