Manipura is our third chakra located at our solar plexus, just behind the navel, and is also known as the fire chakra. Manipura means city of jewels. The color of this third chakra is yellow and it is associated with our ego, will, sense of self, identity of self, sense of purpose, and digestion, not only of food but how we digest everything even emotions.
You will know that your fire charka is out of balance when you are feeling a lack of self confidence, confused, hard to self express making you either irritable, aggressive and in some playing the victim mentality. You may also have digestion issues, and can make you feel lost or even depressed.
When in balance you will feel empowered by knowing who you are, your purpose. You will be more self confident and have a better understanding of your self and your relationships with others.
This week we will have the opportunity to use our practice to heal and balance our third chakra, Manipura. Using mudra, mantra and an asana practice to active that fire in our belly to better digest physically and mentally who we are and what we are feeling in this moment of our lives.
Another way you can heal your fire chakra is through eating foods associated with it’s color; pineapple, corn, yellow peppers, squash ect….
Here is a positive affirmation that you can use this week. Say it out loud to yourself first thing in the morning or last thing before bed. Repeat it as many times as you’d like keeping your awareness on your city of jewels, Manipura, visualising the color yellow.
I do enough, I am more than enough, I accept myself and stand confidently in my power. I respect differences and express my identity without imposing my will upon others. I am in harmony with all I see. I live with integrity.
Have a lovely week.
I look forward to sharing this practice with you in the studio this week.