Manipura: Bask in The Warmth of Your Solar Plexus Chakra

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7/17/20231 min read

photography of sun glaring through the hole of finger
photography of sun glaring through the hole of finger

Hello again, intrepid explorer! Let's ascend another rung on the chakra ladder, moving up from the creative waters of Svadhishthana to the bright, fiery core of Manipura, or the Solar Plexus Chakra. Grab your sunglasses, because we're about to step into the sunlight of your personal power!

Introducing Your Manipura

Situated around your navel area, the Manipura acts as the shining sun of your chakra system. Picture it as a radiant yellow lotus, a golden sun glowing right in your belly. Feel its warm rays spreading throughout your body.

In Sanskrit, Manipura means "City of Jewels." These jewels refer to the treasures this chakra holds - personal power, self-esteem, and a healthy sense of individuality. Think of it as the headquarters of your "can-do" spirit.

Basking in the Solar Plexus Sunshine

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the fire element. Like a steady flame, it's where your energy, vitality, and desire reside. It's your motivational pep talk, your energetic cup of coffee, and your inner cheerleader all rolled into one.

Imagine you're a superhero, drawing energy from the sun, feeling invincible and ready to face any challenges that come your way. That's the power of your Manipura!

Cherishing Your Manipura

Keeping your Manipura balanced is much like tending to a campfire. It needs the right amount of care and fuel to keep it burning brightly but not overly so.

Practice self-affirming rituals. Stand tall in front of the mirror, strike your favourite superhero pose, and remind yourself of your worth and achievements. Fill your diet with yellow foods like bananas, corn, and lemons to nourish your solar plexus chakra.

Fun Yoga Poses for Your Manipura

Ready to kindle your solar plexus chakra with some yoga? Here are a few poses that stoke the fire within:

  • Boat Pose (Navasana): Picture yourself as a sturdy boat on calm waters, your abdomen strong and steady as you balance.

  • Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana): Feel your strength and power in these poses, just like a brave warrior.

  • Bow Pose (Dhanurasana): Imagine yourself as a drawn bow, ready to propel your energy forward.

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