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Yoga for the Solar Plexus

Yoga for the Solar Plexus

Come on yogi, light your fire!

Join us this week as we work to stoke our inner fire, to stimulate our power center, and to increase our confidence in all aspects of our lives. As you know, yoga transcends the physical, and one of the most important benefits of a regular practice is the ability to impact your subtle body and change how you feel from the inside out. Through targeted breath and movement, you can increase the flow of prana (energy) in your system and live your life feeling your best.

Who doesn’t need a little boost?

As you’ve probably experienced, different types of yoga classes yield different effects. Sometimes you need to quiet and calm, other times you need to strengthen and balance, and other times you need to rev up your engines. When you’re ready to manifest your desires, focus on the Manipura or solar plexus chakra. Of the seven main chakras in the subtle body, Manipura houses the fire element.

It’s the seat of ego and self-confidence, relationships with others and our boundaries, willpower, self-discipline, and it’s truly the center of our power and personality.

In the Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar says in order to operate at our optimum levels we need to burn up “the rubbish.” The solar plexus is located in our core, where our digestive system is housed.

If we’re sluggish in our digestion and elimination, there is a corresponding lethargy in our energy.

By utilizing yoga asanas and pranayama techniques to stimulate our internal organs, we’re freeing up our energy to flow freely and encourage our desires the freedom to move and manifest.

By focusing on our power center, by building a strong core and spine, we naturally increase our confidence levels.

We refine our gut instincts. Can you remember a time when you recognized truth immediately in your gut, talked yourself out of it with your brain, and then discovered your gut was correct all along? Sometimes it’s easy to lose touch with our center and lose touch with trusting our inner guidance. What we focus upon expands. Tune into your center and focus on your dreams, your desires, and the positive impact you’re meant to share with the world.

Finding balance and cultivating a sense of confidence in oneself is vital to achieving a life fulfilled. This week we bring you four new classes designed specifically to boost your solar plexus, fire up your Manipura chakra, strengthen your core, and leave you feeling pleasantly energized and fired up.

1. Jackie Casal Mahrou - Anytime Detox Fow

2. Bhavani Maki - Uddiyana Bhanda: the Abdominals and the Enteric Brain

3. Claire Petretti Marti - Nothing but Core 3

4. Pradeep Teotia - Strong Core

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