Third Chakra

This morning I sat to plan my week and get centered heading into it. Sunday mornings are my usual time to get grounded and make plans and review my goals.

I also often pull angel cards and sometimes tarot cards. I giggled when the one card I pulled out of 65 to guide my present situation was the solar plexus chakra! I giggled because this is the chakra we are diving into this week in my home studio.

The third chakra—solar plexus—is a powerful one. Located in the area of the solar plexus, navel, and the digestive system, the fiery third chakra is called Manipura, the “lustrous gem.” Associated with the color yellow, this chakra is involved in self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation; it also governs digestion and metabolism. A healthy, spirited third chakra supports us in overcoming inertia, jump-starting our “get-up-and-go” attitude so that we can take risks, assert our will, and assume responsibility for our life. This chakra is also the place of our deep belly laughter, warmth, ease, and the vitality we receive from performing selfless service.

Some signs that the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance are:

Difficulty concentrating

Poor ability to make decisions or judge a situation accurately

A feeling that you are more important than other people

Trouble taking action or getting things done

To bring balance to the third chakra, a yoga practice focusing on strengthening the abdominal muscles, warrior postures and the breath of fire are helpful. Essentials oils that are spicy and supportive of the digestive system are helpful (ginger, coriander, clove and cinnamon) along with gemstones like citrine or topaz.

It’s going to be an awesome week! I feel the power and excitement of the third chakra driving me this week in my personal power and choice!

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