Finding Balance in our Centres
For today’s blog, we’ll be returning our topic of focus to the Chakras of the body again, and continuing to the Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura chakra. Located in the body just around your navel, or belly button, the Manipura chakra is said to be the central core of and the ignition for our personal “fire”. It builds upon and helps us unleash that fire in the form of self-confidence, self-esteem and inner strength when facing adversities in life. This chakra is also closely tied to the element of fire.
When it is balanced along with the rest of our Chakras this results in us having a determinant lifestyle with high energy and a strong sense of identity and purpose. When our Manipura chakras, however, is too strong, and not balanced by our higher chakras, or grounded by our lower chakras we can see this fire turn into stubbornness and even a dangerous level of self-confidence that isn’t guided by wisdom.
On the flip-side, and perhaps just as dangerous to ourselves when that fire is lacking, or the balance is far to the other side, we can experience low energy, self-doubt and behaviours like procrastination due to fear.
Here we can see as with so many of our chakras why this balance is so important to work on and strive to achieve. We need that fire to help us be the most confident versions of ourselves we can be, but we need it tempered with our wisdom, and our heart so that it doesn’t burn us, or those around us.
Registered Massage Therapists are trained in different skills, and techniques than other physical therapists or chiropractors, however, massage therapists often work closely, as we do at Inprana, with other practitioners. One application of an RMT’s skill set is in pre-chiro assessments and treatment. One way an RMT helps to do this is simply by helping the patient feel relaxed.
As we discussed in our last entry, achieving that state of mental and muscle relaxation helps the body heal, and can help a chiropractor better perform their work without having to overcome the tension and stress that may be there otherwise.
Physically, as with all chakras, we can also look at where the Manipura chakra is located and therefore we can see it as an indicator of our digestive health. Old sayings like “I have butterflies in my stomach”, and that direct connection between how our “tummies” feel and how we emotionally feel in a moment tie right into the idea of the Manipura chakra.
When we are confident, we have a strong constitution and can face much, but when that fire dims we may feel “blocked up”, or when it burns out of control we may start to deal with digestive issues like ulcers or heartburn, which have been proven to be directly related to emotions like anger, and stress.
So what are some things that you can work on to help embolden, and balance your solar plexus chakra?
For one we encourage using mantras in your meditations like “I am strong, confident and ready for anything”, as well as several yoga poses like the seated twist, the revolved triangle or cobra pose can help to open your solar plexus chakra (there are many more too, and if you’d like to learn more we’re happy to book an appointment and help you today!), as well as methods involved with Reiki healing (which we are also happy, and able to answer your questions or book a session for today) that specifically help with this chakra.
– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro
Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing
*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.