Welcome to the Blog series for Chakras!
In this series we go through the Chakras (The Energetic Wheels) from "Ground to Up"
Manipura - The Third Chakra
One of its mantras: I believe in my own power and take responsibility for every part of my life
Solar pleaxus chakra: Mani meaning gem and pura meaning city, the city of gems
Location: Solar plexus, between navel and the sternum
Sense: Vision / Eyesight
Transformation is the word that characterises Manipura Chakra.
There we come into our own power, developing willpower and self-esteem. Fire is a powerful element which not only burns
but also modifies the visible elements of earth and water into invisible matter like heat, vapour and gas. Not only that, fire brings light and therefore illuminates our path in life, bringing direction to our journey.
Some qualities that a well functioning Manipura Chakra brings are:
Self-confidence, integrity, spontaneity, open-mindedness, vibrancy and being fiery
This is the chakra of growth on a personal level, allowing knowledge from other sources to be received whilst developing our own beliefs system, values and principles.
On a physical level it relates to the digestive system (stomach and the colon) and the ability to assimilate the nutrients and benefits from the food we ingest.
Yoga poses: Any twisting pose will stimulate this chakra.
Kapalabhati and the naulis are great pranayama practices to awaken the fire within.
Some essential oils to stimulate Manipura: bergamot, peppermint, ginger, fennel, chamomile, juniper...
AGNI (fire) mudra: place right hand closed into a fist with thumb (fire element) pointed up onto the palm of open left hand facing up
It's Yoga "Living in A Question"
Do I take regularly Me Time? How do I take care of myself?
Do I relax and rest, daily? How could I serve my wellbeing today?
How does it feel to be me? Am I willing to see myself in empowering way? What makes me feel good?
Did I listen to mySelf today? How is my breath in this moment?
"You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are." - Larry Schultz
Let us know how this all landed to you, We are all in this together!
Welcome to It's Yoga, Namaste!
Swadhisthana - The Second Chakra
Muladhara - The Root Chakra
Read also our earlier Chakra series post: "Truth is one. Paths are many" Intro
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