“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E. E. Cummings

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E. E. Cummings

Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

It’s week 3 in the Chakra Series and we have arrived at the Solar Plexus chakra, which seems appropriate given that we are nearing the end of Leo season.  The solar plexus chakra is represented by the colour yellow and is located in your core.  It’s all about POWER and PERSONALITY, which completely aligns with the confident and playful nature of Leo energy.

The related element is fire, which makes sense because it’s right in your centre where all of your digestive fire belongs.  It’s also not a surprise that the core is related to power because having a strong core (I’m talking more than just abs) is so important to help us remain strong and stable in everyday activities such as sitting, walking, and carrying things.

This chakra reminds us that you have the right to act.  Be confident and playful in your actions.  How can you bring more play into your daily life?  Playing more is a wonderful way to bring more joy into your life!

It’s also a centre of passion.  What lights you up?  What sparks that inner fire that keeps you going?  Do more of that.

What aspects of your personality have you potentially been dimming down or hiding from the world?  Stop hiding, the world needs you to be fully lit up and shining bright, so show us your big, beautiful personality.

The shadow side of the solar plexus chakra is shame.  We feel shame when we are criticized or perceive that we will be criticized for being our authentic self.  It takes a lot of courage to be your authentic self, but it’s so important to work through that and know that you are perfect just the way you are.  You’ll never be able to please everybody, so the best thing to do is to be true to yourself, because in the end, you are the only person you will be with for your entire life.

Think of this chakra as the sun shining from the centre of your being.  We couldn’t survive without the sun giving us it’s energy, so don’t hide your authentic energy from the world!

If you need some more inspiration for ways to move your body in an enjoyable way while lighting up that inner fire, join me tomorrow (Monday, August 19th) at 7:45pm for a solar plexus inspired yoga class at 889!  I’m teaching community classes for 3 weeks (started this past Monday) and we are working with the theme of GROUND, CENTRE, SOAR.  The classes flow together but each is stand alone so you can come to all of them or just one, I would love to see you there!

Let’s light that spark, be playful, and find joy together.  The energy will be particularly enhanced due to Leo season, the full moon that just passed, and the summertime heat 😊

Namaste,

- Alyssa.

Heart Chakra

Heart Chakra

Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra