Need a little boost of self-confidence this fall? POWER UP! The solar plexus chakra, also known as Manipura, is the body’s center of strength, both physically and emotionally. Located above the belly button and under the ribs, when this energy center is open and healthy it is responsible for balanced self-esteem, willpower, and a strong sense of self.
Lucky for us, there are specific foods, affirmations, crystals, yoga poses, and essential oils that are said to give your Manipura chakra some extra va-voom when you need it.
Try these simple implementations to benefit your core chakra so you can ignite the warmth within you.
✨ Solar Plexus chakra-boosting foods:
Adding warm-colored foods like these to your diet can help ignite your core chakra… warming you up on the inside so that you can shine on the outside!
yellow and orange peppers
✨ Solar Plexus chakra-boosting affirmations:
Daily affirmations can help boost self confidence, so try these each day to remind yourself just how awesome you are:
I am authentic
I am focused
I am strong
I am empowered
I am full of personal power
✨Solar Plexus chakra-boosting crystals:
Solar plexus healing stones include yellow stones like citrine, amber, yellow tourmaline and tiger’s eye. Place any of these stones on the belly in a laying down (supine) position. Take deep, meditative breaths for at least five minutes, visualizing a yellow light glowing and protecting you at the belly area.
✨Solar Plexus chakra-boosting yoga flow:
Fire it up! After some deep stretching, try a few repetitions of Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar). Once you begin to feel your body’s heat rising, consider incorporating different variations of plank pose (Kumbhakasana) and side plank (Vasisthasana) to really build the fire.
Check out a short sequence for confidence from yoga journal here.
✨Solar Plexus chakra-boosting essential oils:
The core chakra needs SPICE! Let YOUR inner-spice shine by adding any of these to your bath or shower or in a diffuser.*
Celebrate the full moon November 4th! Come enjoy an uplifting and inspiring evening right above our Newburyport location at the Phoenix Room! Sarah will guide you through a core igniting yoga and meditation followed by live music with Jenna Sarno, treats and warm fire tonic from The Juicery! Purchase tickets here.
If you haven’t heard, The Juicery has an amazing Fire Tonic that is PERFECT for rolling into the cooler months, keeping the belly warm and protecting the immune system. Find out how it is made here.
*It is dangerous to ingest and/or to apply essential oils directly to the skin without proper knowledge. Please use discretion and consult a qualified Aromatherapy Practitioner for proper usage.