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Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra with Yoga and More

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Today we'll discuss the Solar Plexus Chakra or the Sanskrit term, Manipura, which means 'city of jewels'.

If you missed previous posts on the Chakras in this series, you can start here with the Root Chakra.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located at the navel center. It is also referred to as your Power Center.

The color associated with this chakra is yellow and is symbolized by a lotus flower with 10 petals. The petals are arranged around a circle with down-ward facing triangle and a golden sun in the center which represents the element associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra which is fire.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third closest main chakra to the earth. The main theme of this chakra is transformation --> clarifying your life purpose and manifesting it fully.

It also relates to confidence, self-esteem, will power and the ability to access our 'gut' instincts. Body areas associated with this chakra are the abdomen, waist, mid back and digestive organs....

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Balancing the Sacral Chakra with Yoga and More


 The Sacral Chakra

Today we'll discuss the Sacral Chakra or the Sanskrit term, Svadhisthana, which means 'inner dwelling place'.

If you missed the first post on the Root Chakra in this series where I also explain a little bit about the chakras, you can read that post here.

The Sacral Chakra is located at the center of the pelvis, between the Root Chakra and the navel.

The color associated with this chakra is orange and is symbolized by a lotus flower with 6 petals. The petals are arranged around a circle. The circle represents wholeness and the crescent moon at the bottom of the circle represents the element associated with the Sacral Chakra which is water.

The Sacral Chakra is the second closest main chakra to the earth. It correlates with our emotional balance, sensuality and what I like to call our energetic sparkle.

When unbalanced you may feel isolated, emotionally unstable and creatively blocked. You can feel bored, lacking desire and passion and also become rigid in body...

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Balancing the Root Chakra with Yoga and More


The Root Chakra

The Chakras are energy centers that help balance the human being on all levels.

If this is your first encounter with the chakras, it may sound a bit 'out there', but science has proven that we are made of energy. Energy can be stored, transformed, depleted, or excessive.

From the online dictionary, energy is defined as:

the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity

The quote below is from an interesting article:

As science goes deeper and deeper into matter it finds that matter is no more and only energy remains, only energy is.

Chakra means 'wheel' and the main 7 chakras are aligned along the spine from the very bottom tip below the tailbone all the way through the neck to the crown of the head.

These wheels of energy balance, receive, transform and store energy. They are also the communication pathway for the subtle energy body and the physical body.

When the energy is flowing freely all is well and good. But sometimes when the...

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What's Your Mud?

anxiety awareness yoga May 09, 2018

Got Mud?

We’ve all got mud.

And each person's mud is unique.

And takes different forms.

How deep are you in your mud? 2 feet deep? 1 foot deep?

Maybe 1 foot is out and you have no idea how to get the other foot out.

Maybe you still have 1 big toe dangling in the mud that you just can't seem to pull out.

Maybe you want to make the climb out but something is keeping you stuck in the mud.

Thing is, the journey is worth the’s the mud that ends up helping us awaken more to our life.

Mud can suck!

I not only had both feet in, but it felt like I was neck deep in mud after my dad passed away. It was this event that catapulted me deep into the muddy mess.

It's also the event that has made me who I am today.

When I think back to all those years of having anxiety attacks on a daily basis, it makes me realize what an incredible journey it has been.

When I was going through it, it didn't feel that way. It felt like I couldn't I was never ever going to...

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Chakra Mala Talisman - **My Chakra Verbs**

chakras Feb 20, 2018

Chakra Mala Talisman

**My Chakra Verbs**
The chakras have always fascinated me. So when I saw this chakra mala I was drawn right to it. It's got such a nice feel & weight to it. As soon as I held it in my hands I knew it was coming home with me.
When I'm not using it or wearing it, Ganesha is adorned with it in my healing space.
I came up with a verb for each chakra so that when I want to tap right into the energy of the chakra or just say a word as I run my fingers over the corresponding chakra beads, it becomes a clear and concise ritual/practice I can flow through even when I'm short on time.
And in my experience, it's better to do a short practice/ritual than none at all.
But our minds will always tell us the opposite, convincing us it's not worth it.
Don't listen to that Tiny Mind!

The Verbs:
Root Chakra: Grounded
Sacral Chakra: Flowing
Solar Plexus Chakra:...

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