Orange is the colour of the second chakra, the sacral chakra, which is situated parallel to the sacrum, between the root chakra and the navel. It is an area of the body where we clearly feel the difference between being relaxed or not. We are all familiar with feeling the nervous “flutterings” we call “butterflies in the stomach”, often felt more in the sacral area than the location of the stomach”, in response to a situation we experience as stressful. In addition it is well-known that repeated tension in the abdomen has a range of physical consequences.
Whereas we may associate the red of the root chakra with a warming fire, the orange of the sacral chakra may be likened to the warmth of an orange candle flame. The “butterflies” we can feel when tense can be soothed to rest by the warm glow of orange.
Emotions which cause, or have caused us pain, can be stored in the sacral chakra, and the colour orange can bring healing and balance to this area. If the massage client has chosen the orange aura soma equilibrium bottle, I visualize orange entering each of the chakras in turn, thereby allowing the sacral chakra to release what is or was painful. When this happens, and relaxation is achieved, the individual can allow their creativity to emerge.