Definition of Chakra
The word chakra literally means 'wheel' or 'circle', but in the yogic context it is 'vortex' or 'whirlpool'. The chakras are vortices of pranic energy at specific areas in the body which control the circulation of prana permeating the entire human structure. Each chakra relate to specific areas of the brain, and in most people these psychic centres are inactive. Concentration on the chakras while performing yogic practices stimulates the flow of energy through the chakras and helps to Activate them. This in turn awakens the inactive areas in the brain and the corresponding faculties in the psychic and mental hoodies, allowing one to experience planes of consciousness which are normally inaccessible. The petals of the lotus, inscribed with the bija mantras or seed sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet, represents the different manifestations of psychic energy connected with the Chakras
About Svadhisthana Chakra
Approximately two fingers' width above Muladhara chakra, in the spine, is the concentration point for svadhisthana chakra. The literal meaning of the swadhisthana is 'one's own abode'. The Sanskrit word swa ne 'self and sthan means 'dwelling place'. This chakra is bolized by a crimson lotus with six petals. In the centre is a white crescent moon, the yantra of apas tattwa, the water element, and the bija mantra vam. Svadhisthana chakra is associated with seeking pleasure and security. It is associated with the tongue and genital organs. In swadhisthana the emphasis is on overcoming fear, and on enjoyment, on pleasurable sensations and sexual interaction. When swadhisthana becomes active. For concentration on centre, visualize a vast, Deep ocean with dark waves beneath a night sky. The tides of he ocean represent the ebb and flow of awareness.