Mantra: I feel
Location: 2-3 inches below your belly button
Associated Color: Orange
Qualities: Creativity, emotions, feeling, relationships, joy, pleasure, passion, sensuality
Physical Associations: Womb, large intestine, bladder, kidneys
Signs of Imbalance: Physical – Overindulgence or addictions (drugs, alcohol, sex) or contrarily a lack of sex drive, ovarian cysts/fibroids, urinary infections, IBS. Emotional – Being emotionally unattached or being dependent/codependent on another, lack of pleasure in things (not just sexual pleasure) or feeling lackluster and not interested in those things that once brought you joy.
Food and Herbs to Strengthen: Pumpkin, butternut squash, peaches, tangerines, oranges, carrots, apricots, orange peppers, papaya, mango, cantaloupe, sweet potato, turmeric, honey, nuts and seeds (almonds, sesame, walnuts, pecans), wild caught salmon, shellfish (shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels)
Crystal Complement: Carnelian, Amber, Tiger’s Eye (with brown-orange hues), Tangerine Quartz, Orange Calcite
Activities to Strengthen: Dancing (particularly belly dancing or a type of dancing in which you move your hips), get a massage, romance yourself (take a nice hot bath, light the candles, dim the lights!), love making (the deep and connective kind), engage in creative activities like painting/reading/writing/etc., it’s especially effective for women to lay down and place your hands on your lower womb (your hands should form a kind of upside down triangle shape) and take deep breaths – this is also great for pregnant women, focus on the area of the sacral chakra glowing with orange spiraling light, or being surrounded in glowing orange light, inhale and imagine breathing in the color orange and releasing all that which does not serve your sacral chakra, set your phone or computer background to the picture above and glance at the orange hues every so often.
Affirmation: “I feel creative and expressive,” “I feel emotionally balanced,” “I feel joy and pleasure in the things that make me happy.”