Bodywork that's more than skin deep

Massage therapy is just one part of a healing regimen. Yoga or daily stretching and breathing exercises are key elements in preventing injury, reducing stress and maintaining overall health. They extend the benefits of massage treatments! A balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water and laughter are also important aspects in a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Solar Plexus/Naval Chakra ~ Manipura

3rd Chakra ~ Solar Plexus

The solar plexus chakra is located an inch or two above the navel. This chakra is the focus point for our power and will. Our sense of power, ego and authority, as well as self-control and discipline are centered here.  It is the body's center of life giving vitality and it is from here our emotional energy radiates.

Color: Yellow
Sanskrit: Manipura
Sanskrit Translation: Lustrous Gem
Location: Solar Plexus
Element: Fire
Symbol: Circle
Power: Transforming, Shaping, Freedom of Choice
Function: Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Personal Power
Action: Shaping of Being, Taking Action, Willfulness
Rights: To Act
Meditation: I ACT ~  "I act with confidence and choose the best for myself." “I radiate vitality and light!" "I am worthy simply because I exist."
Musical Note: E
Bija Mantra: RAM 
Vowel Sound: ah as in daughter
Sense: Sight (seeing)
Food: Starches
Scents: Bergamot, Cardamon, Carnation, Cinnamon, Coriander, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Marigold, Orange, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Juniper
Gemstones: Amber, Tigers Eye, Yellow Topaz and Citrine
Metal: Iron
Planets: Mars
Astrological Sign: Aries, Scorpio
Animals: Ram, Lion
Relationship Style: Manipulative, Competitive
Balanced: Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Respect, Strong Will, Empowered
Imbalanced: Fear, Hate, Indifference, Stressed, Self-Loathing, Need for Power
Endocrine Gland: Pancreas 
Related Body Parts: Digestive System, Stomach, Liver, Intestines, Skin
Physical Symptoms: Poor Digestion, Ulcers, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Arthritis, Pancreas/Liver malfunction
Best Therapy: Belly Dancing, Conscious Breathing
Daily Exercise: Anything That Breaks Inertia, Power Walking, Jogging, Elliptical
Goddesses: Athena, Bride, Lakini
Gods: Ares/Mars, Dionysus
Yoga Style:
Karma Yoga
Yoga Poses: Chest Opening Poses such as Cobra, Bow, Cat/Cow, Any Twists
Nature Experience: Sunlight and Sunflowers

 Naval Chakra meditation:

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