The second chakra is represented
by a six-petaled lotus and it is circular in shape. It is located in the area
of the genital organs and is called swadhisthana chakra from "sva" or vital force
and "adhisthana" meaning abode. The seed letter is "vam". Balance in this chakra
is manifested by balance and appropriateness in sexual activity, as well as by
fertility (when appropriate) and creativity.This
is the center of pure, steady attention and power of concentration. It is the
one which 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
it is direct perception of the Reality, that can be felt in our palms and indicates
our subtle blockages.
On the physical
level it looks after our liver, kidneys, and the lower abdomen.