Day 3: Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar Plexus CHAKRA CHARACTERISTICS
Location: Middle abdomen (above belly button)
Affected by: Self-worth, digestion
When balanced you feel: Confident, powerful, have a clear sense of self, digestive health is balanced
When imbalanced you feel: Controlling (or insecure), overeating (or low body weight), prone to procrastination, lacking focus
Bija mantra: “RAM”
GUIDED MEDITATION (~5 MINS)
Listen to or read the guided script to strengthen your solar plexus.
Come to sit and close your eyes or allow your gaze to soften downward. Think about a time in the past week where you doubted yourself unnecessarily. Leave all judgement to the side and only observe this moment. Take that doubt and pack it away in a box. Seal the box, and leave it to the side.
Think about a time in the past week where you trusted yourself to make the right decisions. You showed the ability to be an owner in your life. Let your pride in yourself fill you up.
Now, bring your hands to your abdomen and visualize a fiery, yellow ball glowing near your abs. Focus on that light for the next minute as you inhale and exhale deeply.
Keeping your hands on your stomach, feel the warmth radiating from the light on to your palms. Focus on this warmth and the confidence that it brings for another minute.
Wherever you travel, you can leave your box of doubt stored away. Your light is enough to guide you.
Imagine that you can carry this bright yellow star on your travels. You can trek to the tallest mountains with this warm guide inside of you. It’s a star, pointing you to the path - the truth you had within yourself all along.
Take a few breaths to let this settle in. You may now open your eyes.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Solar Plexus CHAKRA
Everyday ways to connect:
Grooming /styling yourself
Work on poses that build your strength in your core
Navasana (boat pose)
Dhanurasana (bow pose)
Virabhadrasana III (warrior III)
Foods that nourish:
Grains (rice, flax, cereal)
Dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese)
Spices (ginger, tamarind, turmeric)
Calming herbs (mint, chamomile)