The Solar Plexus Chakra- Manipura

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The third chakra is located in your solar plexus which is the area over the adrenal glands.  Our physical focus should be directed towards the lower back, abdomen, liver, spleen gall bladder and the digestive system.  

Signs of imbalance: All fears related to outward appearance.  Fear of rejection, criticism, looking foolish or unreliable.  Arthritis, gastric ulcers, colon or intestinal problems, indigestion,  eating disorders, liver problems and hepatitis.  

Benefits of keeping The Manipura Chakra balanced:  Increased feelings of self respect and self esteem.  The ability to channel ambition, handle a crisis and take risks.  Strength in character, generosity, ethics, and self discipline.  

Mudra, Breath & Bandha

MUDRA: Rudra

BANDHA: Uddiyana Bandha

BREATH: Fire

SOUND: SAM or YAM

 

Aromatherapy & Stones

Scents: Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary, Madarin, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Rose

Stones: Kyanite, Citrine, Peridot, Serpentine, Amber, Amblygonite, Aragonite, Golden Topaz, Tigers Eye, Yellow Tourmaline

 

Food

Bananas, yellow peppers, pineapple, yellow squash, corn, golden potatoes, yellow lentils, granola, flax, sunflowers seeds, rice, oats, cheese, yogurt, ginger

Smoothie Recipe

1 banana

1 cup pineapple

1/2 cup mango

1 tbsp ground flax

1/2 cup coconut milk

top with shredded coconut and a sprig of fresh mint 

Asanas

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