23 Oct Manipura (Navel Chakra)
This chakra is located around the Navel & is called Manipura which means lustrous gem of the city.
If you have ever heard the expression fire in the belly then you can imagine the power thats unlocked when balancing this Chakra. The Navel Chakra is linked to our confidence & when its in balance you feel alive, and have the self esteem to take action. When its blocked you could lack courage, have low self esteem or feel stagnant. Having this Chakra as a focal point for a yoga practice will give you an opportunity to awaken your true personal inner power & work through your fears.
When you work on this Chakra you will have a sense of who you are and why you are here. Creating a space to connect to YOU will help you develop a greater appreciation for the inherent beauty & power you posses. You will let go of the things you depend on to define who you are. Things such as the house, car or job we carry 24 hours a day. Those things may have value but over-valuing anything that is temporary creates insecurity and to often we attempt to cling to them.
The true source of happiness & your true value is found in something that is eternal & within your control. Balancing this Chakra will help you find that inner confidence when these temporary things fade.
Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), abdominal strengtheners like Navasana (Boat Pose), Ardha Navasana (Half Boat Pose), and Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Leg Lifts), Warrior poses.
One of my favourite class opening & Closing breathes Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath or Breath of Fire).
Join me this week for a powerful Manipura Chakra Balancing Class that will have you firing all cylinders throughout the week!