The second chakra is the Swadisthana Chakra - "One's own abode"
which is located in the tail-bone,
and corresponds to the pubic bone in the front of the body.
It has six vermillion colored petals with a crescent moon.
The crescent moon is the water region whose deity is Varuna (below)
The God of Seas and Waters.
The presiding deity for the whole chakra is Shri Brahmadeva
who represents the Creator, and has as his power
Shri Saraswati , who is the Goddess of music and arts.
This second chakra is often reported to be related to our sexuality, but it is
also the chakra for creativity, pure attention, and pure knowledge.
It is the one who connects us to the inner source of inspiration , and
enables us to experience the beauty around us.
The pure knowledge given by this chakra is not mental, but is direct
perception of the Reality that can be felt in our palms and
indicates our subtle blockages.
Also this is the center of pure, steady attention and power of concentration.
On the physical level it looks after our liver, kidneys and lower abdomen.
When we think too much this center gets drained of energy and diseases like
diabetes or blood cancer can occur when this chakra goes completely
out of balance.
The gemstones that benefit this chakra are:
* amethyst * carnelian * coral * aquamarine
THE BIJA or SEED MANTRA
Vam (vahm) is the seed sound for the Swadhisthana chakra. It is a watery element and
its quality is taste. While saying the Vam bija, visualize a crescent moon over water.
Patience will begin to manifest, as well as greater control of appetite and other senses.
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Healing Mantras by