A little bit more about our Manipura Chakra ... our fire centre or literally translated "city of jewels" that rests between our naval and solar plexus. When this chakra is in balance, we feel alive and have the self esteem and confidence to take action and be productive. When it is blocked or out of balance, we lack courage, may have low self esteem, feel stagnant or inert.
This chakra impacts our sense of belonging, mental understanding of our emotions, self-esteem and personal power. Working well, we have the will power, determination and stamina, "inner strength" to take action, feeling confident about our purpose and our direction.
Postures that balance this chakra tend to be heat building poses like sun salutations, warrior poses and twists.
On and off the mat, yoga philosophy or principles can be applied. This blog catches those meanders as well as some of the extra bits that we don't have time to go too deeply into during class.