If you’re not quite sure what your chakras, are, they’re like energy centers in your body. They begin at the root which is in the base of the spine. Traveling all the way up to the top of your head is the crown chakra. There are seven chakras in total and each represent a part of your character. When they’re open, cleansed and operating at full capacity, you will experience a lot of energy. You’ll feel relaxed but clear and energized. You’ll have confidence and you’ll love and be loved.
Your second chakra is known as the sacral chakra which governs sexuality and your emotions. It’s element is water so juicing with a water base is recommended. The sacral chakra craves liquids so if you can juice daily, it will help keep it balanced. The color that represents it is orange so try adding a variety of orange foods to your juice.
Our modern way of working which is a fancy way of saying, ‘when you sit at a desk’, is restricting the hips. This inhibits the second chakras’ energy. In order to reopen and allow this chakra to vibrate in a healthy way, a hip opener like pigeon pose or warrior poses will help.
A tasty juice concoction to promote well-being for the sacral chakra can include all or some of the following ingredients. Juicy fruits help charge the chakra so add mango, melons, or strawberries. Carrots and oranges along with apricot, cinnamon, and cayenne help ignite the emotional fire within the sacral chakra to prevent it from becoming stagnant.
Sacral Chakra Smoothie
- 1 Fresh Mango
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 Cup Papaya
- 1/3 Cup Raspberries
- A dash of Cinnamon
- Splash of Soy Milk, or Almond Milk
Next month…smoothie for the solar plexus
This article is part of a collaboration with Meera Watts – a yoga teacher and the founder/owner of Siddhi Yoga International. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, OMtimes and others. Join here next month when Meera talks about the Sacral Chakra and another smoothie recipe offering.
Many thanks to Meera and Freya for collaborating in this series of smoothie to cleanse and harmonies the Chakras.
Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of SiddhiYoga.com, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali)
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