Sparking Joy + Growth with Foods for Spring
As mother nature calls for spring on Wednesday, so does your body + mind and spirit. Spring stands for new beginnings, growth, inspiration and joy! I thought it would be fun to put together a few things you can do, eat, think and wear in order to call the transition into your life as well. When I think of spring, I think of the sacral chakra. This is located at the lower abdomen approximately two thumbs below the navel, and is the energy centre governed by pleasure. Lets dive right in!
To rebalance and renew the sacral chakra: getting close to this chakra's element of water can be especially useful for renewal whether it be a river, lake, or the sea. Spend a few minutes taking it all in, maybe sending out your inspirations, dreams, and goals while you are admiring this element.
Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana; dwelling place of the self
Feelings associated with this chakra: passion, pleasure centre, governs our emotions, senses, intimacy, creativity, and connection. A balanced chakra means you feel all of these emotions are balanced.
Foods: The sacral chakra + spring: Because this chakra colour is orange, foods to balance this chakra will also be orange. Anything you like! Oranges, mangos, carrots, orange peppers, pumpkin, squash, you get the idea. Fats and oils will play a big roll here as well, because they help things flow, and nourish the body. Sounds just like spring doesn’t it?
Beverages: Water! Liquids! As this is the element of water, hydration is key for this chakra balance. As well as juicy fruits like melon, mango, strawberries- all hydrate the body and the sacral chakra. Herbal teas and broths would be a great component to add here as well.
Mantra: I feel, I want. Start your daily affirmations, your journal writings, your meditations with these words, and fill in the blanks.
Crystals: Carnelian and moonstone. Sleep with these under your pillow, carry in your pocket or purse, or perhaps in your car door as for the first week of the transition.
Carnelian: A stabilizing stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.
Moonstone: A stone for “new beginnings”, inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability, stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
Clothing: Wear more orange tones, clothing that you feel good in, inspired in, a million bucks in!
Spring clean! Open the windows, light a clearing incense, smudge from basement to top flood, play music you get inspired to, dance!
Essential oils to diffuse: Sweet Orange and myrrh.
Move: this is the chakra of movement! Dance, try out some Hip-Opening yoga moves for the week found here,
Other: Surround your self with orange candles, perhaps write in an orange journal for spring, things like this will help things come into balance.
Ok guys! Have fun with this! Leave a comment below if this is something you already do, or something you will try.
Nicole + Roggie xo