|Solar Plexus Chakra|
|Location||just above the navel|
|Purpose||personal power, passion, transformation|
(to support & open centre)
|- Phalakasana (plank pose)
- Navasana (boat pose)
- Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2)
Movement and stillness is important when working with this energy centre, but we can also do some work with the breath. The following breath technique targets the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Tejas Mandala Pranayama for the Solar Plexus Chakra
*** this breath technique comes from the Gitananda Yoga tradition
*** this breath technique uses a breath retention, so should not be practiced by those with hypertension, heart disease, asthma, ulcers or when pregnant. If you are new to a pranayama practice, breath retentions can be intense, so please STOP if you feel any strain, irritation or cramping
This technique involves a three-part breath:
- inhale for a count of 6
- hold the breath (with the lungs full) for a count of 6
- exhale for a count of 6
Continue this pattern for at least 9 rounds. For an audio recording of this technique along with a visualization to further enhance working with the Solar Plexus Chakra, you can click here to visit my site.
Happy moving & breathing! Enjoy building up the fire of forward momentum through movement and stillness before we move to the more gentle, loving presence of the fourth chakra.
See you on our mats!