2. Svadhishthana – The Sacral Chakra
The second chakra is associated with the color orange and the musical Note D. The Svadhishthana Chakra is located in the lower abdomen, about four fingers below the navel. Its attributes include the basic need for sexuality, as well as creativity and self-worth. The Sacral Chakra enables us to shape our desires. As the center of passion, the Sacral Chakra awakens the power of creation. It plays an active role in our sexuality and the expression of our emotional needs in intimate relationships. When the sacral chakra is imbalanced, a person may feel irritable, bored, sense a lack of creativity, feel manipulative, sexually not attracted, asexual, or sexually repressed. When balanced, it makes one feel more vibrant, creative, sexually active, satisfied, compassionate, and intuitive. In short, if creativity and sexuality mean saying yes to life, then we should be able to remain creative and sexual until the day we die.