At this point in our chakra journey we have reached the third chakra, the solar plexus. Yesterday we covered the sacral chakra, and the day before that the root chakra.
THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
The solar plexus chakra is located in the center of your body, a few inches above the belly button. The colour of this energy is yellow, and I will often imagine a radiant sun in the center of my body when I work with this center.
The stomach and digestion are the two major aspects of this chakra. People who suffer from anxiety and stomach problems may benefit from working on balancing their solar plexus.
Because this chakra relates to our own personal power some questions to reflect on when learning about this part of you body and life are: What are my work relationships like? What are my work ethics? Do I try to control people or situations? Do I feel powerless? Am I in tune with my own energy, and other peoples energy? Our solar plexus is our intuitive connection to others, which is where our ‘gut instincts’ come from on first encounters.
After reflecting on those questions, do you believe your solar plexus is balanced? Would you like some help letting go of controlling everything, or gain some confidence to empower your own life? The yoga exercises below will be a good start on that path of balance!
YOGA FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS
- warrior series
- star pose
- plank pose
- bow pose
- spinal twists
- Meditate on breathing a strong yellow energy into your solar plexus. You could use ‘ujjayi’ breathing while holding these poses listed above, or imagine that yellow energy radiating through your body in sivasana.
Please feel free to ask any questions below, I will answer them to the best of my ability.
Tomorrow we will look at the heart chakra, the most powerful of them all!
10 thoughts on “Hold Your Power”
In my martial arts training, striking an opponents solar plexus area is very devastating to them, and this post shows why:))
Interesting! Many of these ‘arts’ overlap in their energetic qualities for sure!