Swadhisthana ( 'One's own abode'
) is the second primary chakra according to the Hindu Tantric
Swadhisthana is positioned at
the tailbone, two finger-widths above Muladhara. It has six petals
which match the vrittis of affection, pitilessness, feeling of
all-destructiveness, delusion, disdain and suspicion. Its
corresponding point in the front of the body (i.e. its kshetram) is
at the pubic bone.
Swadhisthana is associated with
the unconscious, and with emotion. It is closely related to
Muladhara in that Swadhisthana is where the different samskaras (
potential karmas ), lie dormant, and Muladhara is where these
samskaras find expression. Swadhisthana contains unconscious
desires, especially sexual desire, and it is said that to raise the
kundalini ( energy of consciousness ) above Swadhisthana is
extremely difficult for this reason. Many saints have had to face
the temptations associated with this chakra.
* Deities: Varuna, Vishnu,
* Element: Water
* Animal: Crocodile
* Associated Body Parts:
Reproductory organs, Tongue