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Navel Chakra

Also known as: Sensation Center, Spleen Chakra, Hara, Svadhisthana

Body/Mind Associations:

Location: The center of the abdomen
Color: Orange
Parts of the body: Reproductive system, sexual organs and lumbar plexus.
Endocrine gland: Gonads
Sense: Sense of taste, appetite
Consciousness: This chakra is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned with food and sex. It is about the body's communication to the Being inside, about what the body wants and needs, and what it finds pleasurable. The person's ability to have children is also associated with this chakra. If there is not a clear relationship with the element of water, associated with this chakra, the person's relationship with water is a reflection of their relationship with the parts of their consciousness associated with this chakra, i.e. food, sex, or having children. This chakra is also associated with the emotional body, and the person's willingness to feel their emotions.
Element: Water

The Abdominal Chakra is associated with the parts of our consciousness concerned with food and sex - the communication from the body to the person within it, about what the body wants or needs, and what it finds pleasurable. It also is related to what is happening in their consciousness about having children. When this chakra is in its clear state, the person is in touch with this communication, and listening to and responding appropriately to what the body wants and needs. Parts of the body controlled by the lumbar plexus include the reproductive system and the abdomen, and the lumbar region of the back. The sense of taste is associated with this chakra, as is the element of water. When someone does not have a clear relationship with water (swimming, for example, or being on a boat), this reflects their attitudes about the parts of their consciousness that this chakra represents. Tensions on the "will" side or the "emotional" side of this chakra indicate tensions in the person's consciousness as conflicts between either the will or the emotions with what the person's body is asking for. This chakra is associated with the sense of taste, and with appetite. It is also involved with the person's willingness to feel their emotions.

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