#48 Ayurvedic Pulse Assessment

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Your Sacral Center

In the second section of our course, we will look at our home of creativity, flexibility and pleasure: our SACRAL center.

Below you will find the links to the two self-lead video courses along with the book sheets for this section. The final and third class for this section will be a group class hosted live on Monday, January 13th at 9pm CST on our private facebook page. It will be recorded and posted here afterwards if you can not attend the group class.

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some recipes to feed your SACRAL energy center

A milkshake for breakfast? That seems too indulgent, right? Nope. Our chocolate PB (for plant-based) milkshake is all about meeting your daily pleasure quotient before you even jump in the shower.

Blend all ingredients and enjoy! This recipe is for one serving.


  • 1 banana, ripe
  • 1 big Tbsp almond or hazelnut butter
  • 1 tsp red cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups plant-based milk (almond, coconut or oat)
  • 1 handful of spinach (you won’t even taste it, promise)

What sounds more like pleasure than sitting on the beach on a tropical island, palm trees swaying behind you as the ocean water sparkles just past your toes. Let’s see if we can recreate that feeling, but in your morning oats with a handful of the core foods that feed your sacral center: coconut, mango and cinnamon.

Place all the below ingredients in a large mason jar, then add the coconut milk. Tightly replace the lid and give it a good shake. In the morning they will be ready for you to enjoy either warm or cold. This should make you 2 servings.

  • 1.5 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened dehydrated/shredded
  • 1/2 cup mango pieces, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (I probably use more than this)
  • 2.5 cups coconut milk, unsweetened

iThis recipe has quickly become a favourite meal in our household. Not only can I whip it up in on a minute flat, but it has your tastebuds singing. I have included a tablespoon of agave nectar in the recipe here, but i often leave it out, as the flavours without it are good enough for me. I would make it without the nectar, taste it, then decide if you want to add it.

Mix all ingredients and enjoy! This recipe is for one serving.

  • 1 overflowing Tbsp of hazelnut butter (you can use almond butter, too)
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder (I used the high fat 33% red cocoa powder)
  • 1/3 cup coconut yogurt, plain and unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar

The real title of this soup is Creamed Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, but that didn’t fit nicely in the tab above 😉

So, this soup . . . . As we know, orange is the colour of our sacral center, and it is where we find many delicioous orange fruits, veggies and spices. Once you sautee the onions in the coconut oil for a few minutes, add the remaining ingredients and bring to s slow boil for 20 minutes until the carrots and sweet potatoes are fully cooked. Place the soup in a blender to puree and enjoy

This makes 4 large servings. If you want to impress your guests, swirl a bit of plain, unsweetened coconut yogurt in  just before serving.

  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder, plus add some freshly cracked pepper
  • 3 large carrot, chopped finely
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped finely
  • 2 liters of vegetable broth or water
  • Add salt to taste
  • Garnish with finely crumbled walnuts

Yep. more dessert! Why not. We are setting sail and heading straight to Pleasure Island on this energy center trip, so why not have a delicious and nutritious beverage in hand. With all frozen fruits and beverages when I use them, I like to take them out of the freezer a few hours before I use them to allow them to get us to room temp before using them. Trust me. it will make your belly happier.

Blend all the ingredients and enjoy! Makes 1 serving

  • 1 cup coconut yogurt, plain, unsweetened
  • 1 banana, ripe
  • 1/2 cup mango, frozen or fresh
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • a dash of cinnamon (because everything could use a dash of cinnamon)

It is always funny for every situation in life, there is always an exception, a black sheep in the family that is a bit different. The same is true with our sacral energy center. We look at all the passion inducing foods: mango, peaches, yams, carrots, oranges and they all tend to fall into the orang-is family But then comes along the black sheep: asparagus! Yep, asparagus has been long known to spur creativity and pleasure. Who knew!

After sauteeing the onions and garlic with the oil for a few minutes, add the broth/water and asparagus. Finish with the lemon juice and coconut yogurt. Makes 3-4 servings.

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 grouping of asparagus (usually sold in 12-20 spears depending how big they are)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or water
  • Finish with 1 tsp lemon juice, and
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt, plain and unsweetened
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Let’s head to the market! The following are all the ingredients you need if you decide to make ALL of the recipes you see here. I would first go through those recipes and decide which ones you want to try, before heading out and buying all of this.

  • 5 beets
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 cups oats
  • 6 large carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 large bunch spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup unsweetened dehydrated coconut
  • 1 cup mango, fresh or frozen
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 cups coconut yogurt, plain, unsweetened
  • 2 liters plant-based milk (coconut works great)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • cinnamon, tumeric, vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp red high-fat cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 banana, ripe
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut or almond butter


  • agave nectar if you want to add to the chocolate pudding
  • 4 liters veggies broth (but you can just use water, too)

Breathe. Move. Release

yoga, breathwork exercises and meditation to ignite your SACRAL energy center
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The Pleasure Principle

Here you will find the yoga videos along with the meditation and breath work exercise I put together for this, our sacral energy center.. Enjoy!

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Class #1

In this class together, we cover the area, organs and elements of our sacral region as we began to explore our pleasure center and ask the questions: why is pleasure important? What does avoiding pleasure cause? And, how to better understand your desires. 

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Class #2

In this class we went through what happens when we deny ourselves pleasure, determining fake vs. imitation pleasure, forming a daily pleasure plan, the connection between pleasure and desires and then we looked at the first psychic sense, clairsentience which resides in our sacral energy center.

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Class 3 (Group Course)

Now that we have dove into our past in our sacral center, our strengths, difficulties and possible roadblocks there, together in this live course, we will form our goals moving forward. The live tapping will take place on Monday, January 13th at 9:00pm CST on our private facebook page.

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