The Sacral Chakra, or Svadisthana is our center of self-expression and joy. Referred to as the Lower Tan Tien in Eastern philosophy, this energetic midpoint is literally the center of many movement practices including tai chi, martial arts and belly dance. In the Kundalini yoga system this chakra is described as having 6 lotus petals that indicate its mysterious connection with the sixth state of consciousness into which we are evolving. The crescent moon is symbolic of the enigmatic powers hiding within the subconscious mind that glimmer in our dream states and meditative streams. Located in the belly, this chakra is a pART of many organs that play a vital role in our gut feelings, intuition and emotions. The Sacral Chakra is associated with the element of water and the fluidity of our sensuality. Though it’s the Root Chakra below that corresponds to sexual/reproductive organs, it’s the pulse of the Sacral Chakra that brings to life sexual vigor. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment. Sacred passions also initiate planting seeds of creativity, a magically expressive ability unique to humans. Often expressed through the hands, which have energy centers connected to heART, many creative activities (including coloring) promote the movement of energy throughout our subtle energetic and physical body temple. The hands are great ways to direct energy and are an amazing tool for spreading color through heARTwork. Orange is the color associated with the Sacral Chakra and brings forward a general feeling of joy. In India, Orange is the color worn to initiate a monk who has given up the material life to integrate into the spiritual world, while using their passion to fall in love with what ever he or she is doing. Lets fall in love by experiencing all the feelings and sensations in our lives, sharing sacred sacral space and nourishing the passions that fuel creative energy.