Fire Up the Solar Power!

The Solar Chakra is our 3rd of 7 major chakras connecting our Sacral Chakra we reviewed last week and our Heart Chakra (next week). The color associated is brilliant yellow like the sun, a "shining gem" as Manipura in sanskrit indicates. Located at the Solar Plexus, it represents our inner power and sits just above the navel.

When we clear, replenish and activate our solar chakra we feel more empowered, confident, capable, driven and brave. We even become more firm and assertive with our behaviors. We activate our Solar Chakra at our core in focused engagement and movements. like Boat Pose/Navasana, Plank holds, Vinyasas that may include Down Dog and Chatarunga to Upward Facing Dog for instance. Sun Breaths and Salutations warm the body bringing in fiery sun energy too! 

Pranayama, breath control practices like Kapalabhati, Skull Shining Breath or Breath of Fire are very effective techniques to clear toxins and fire up the solar plexus. With Breath of Fire, we take a deep inhalation through the nose, expanding the belly outward, and then following through with a sequence of short and forceful exhalations through the nose with passive inhales.We then pause in stillness and return to normal breath with eyes closed allowing us to savor the moment and reflect before transition to movement again.

Positive Affirmations also complement the asanas and pranayama practices with intention to strengthen ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally and soulfully beginning with, I am. My favorites are, "I am brave, I am strong, I am powerful, I am passionate!". What are yours?

Without our sun, there is no light, no life. Bring in more fiery light into your body through breath, engaging movement and positive affirmations to manifest more life!


Fusion Owner, Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, R.N.


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