Our Sacral chakra (also known as Svadhisthana chakra) is represented in orange tones, and sits just below the naval. Sacral chakra is about relationships in all areas of life, home, work and so on (and including relationship with self), creativity, creative problem solving, balance (between yin and yang) and sensuality.
Sacral has strong connections to the water element (think of hydration, and nourishment of the fluids of the body), and is associated with hormones such as Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone. Sacral chakra relates to the intestines, sexual organs and sciatic nerve. Due to its innervation in the lumbar area of the spine, this chakra connects to muscles around the hips, pelvis and upper legs (eg. abdominals, psoas major, adductors, gracilis and so on).
During the festive season we often spend more time with relatives, and learning to ‘relate’ to one another under sometimes joyous or sometimes stressful conditions. Additionally we might reflect on our relationship with ourself. Also we have creative freedom to choose gifts for loved ones, decorate our homes, and come up with new activities for the holiday period.
In the work environment, this chakra supports us in relating better to work mates and customers, and helps us with creative problem solving.
Orange coloured foods like mango, and spices like cinnamon support this chakra.
This salad will support and nourish you during the festive season, and is a rich delicious treat that is sure to impress. Buy organic where possible.
Remember that everything is energy, and so it follows when we consume food, we’re taking energy into our being. Decide what kind of energy you would like to bring into your-self.
Mango, avocado and macadamia salad
Ingredients (organic where possible):
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 ripe avocado
- 100g rocket leaves
- 1 cup raw unsalted macadamias halved or crushed
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons coconut cream
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
- Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- Gently slice the mango and avocado into small cubes of equal size and set aside, handle them carefully so they don’t bruise.
- Prepare the dressing: in a small bowl combine the lime juice, coconut cream, garlic, mustard and cinnamon.
- Put the rocket in a large bowl, add the mango and avocado and the dressing and gently toss to combine.
- Top with the macadamia nuts.
Further Support and personal focus
If you’d like to know more about your sacral chakra specifically and create more balance in your life, don’t hesitate to call for a discussion, or book an appointment. Together we can investigate any underlying issues that may be creating an imbalance for you at an energetic level, and manifesting in the physical or emotional levels, as pain and other issues.