Day 8: Orange Ritual
Restoring Ritual: The Core Power Orange Ritual
Main Points for Today:
Since we are working into and around the belly and sacrum in your physical workouts, it’s time to clear out any negative energies that you’ve uncovered with all your fiery, centered poses.
Yogis call your belly/sacrum area the location of your Second Chakra or energy center, and its color is orange.
The Second Chakra is said to govern your core relationship with yourself, which affects and makes possible (or not) healthy relationships with others. If your relationship with yourself is functional or dysfunctional, you will notice the same pattern occurring with other important relationships in your life. The primary relationship to focus on, therefore—is this one.
Unsurprisingly, then this is also the area where old traumas, fear-based stories and low self-esteem also live. Working to trust, like, and then love yourself, and treat yourself as your primary soul mate is the way to break reliance on these depleting and diminishing energies.
When you work with this area, you begin to feel happier, more self-satisfied, less concerned about the opinions of others, and more creative.
Anatomically, this area is inside the pelvis, crossing with the Root Chakra, and then up into the belly and sacral areas.
This is also the location of your digestive organs, which makes sense, because what a positive core relationship really requires is proper nourishment, whether through food, drink, good energy thoughts and people who uplift you instead of drag you down. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
When you work with this area, you can rely more on what I call your ‘Core Wisdom’, or what you might call your intuition. Once you learn to hear your personal truth above all others, you begin to develop a magnetic ability to take actions from your authenticity.
This helps you create, or as yogis say, manifest your dreams, your self-alignment, and your passion about moving toward all your goals.
And this, my friend, is a beautiful place to live. One might even call it “core strength’. I sure do!
Today’s ritual will help unblock, amplify and strengthen your core power on all levels—and deepen into a Belly Bonfire Breath and the mantra VAM to keep your empowering up for a lifetime.
Go find some orange stones or items and meet me back on the mat!