This week we’re bringing our attention to the third chakra which is also referred to as the solar plexus chakra or Manipura (lustrous gem). Manipura is that shiny core of our being where our true power resides. It’s about having the courage to trust our gut and follow our own instincts because we know that this internal knowing is more valuable than any external validation we may receive. This chakra addresses self-perception issues such as personal power, inner drive or willpower. It is associated with the energetic, dynamic, transformative element of fire. So, manipura is about finding that spark of passion within us that makes us want to move forward and do what we need to do to reach our goals or dreams. When the 3rd chakra is out of balance, we may have poor self-esteem, be overly critical of others, be overly nervous, or we could be dominating, aggressive and extremely competitive
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This week is second chakra week. The second chakra is also known as the sacral chakra or Swadhistana (the dwelling place of the self). The element associated with swadhistana is water. Water is fluid, flowing, light, moldable, and is often associated with emotions. While the root chakra was more concerned with the physical body, the sacral chakra is more focused on the emotional body. We want our emotions - ALL of our emotions - to flow through us like water. Unfortunately, many of us tend to repress or turn away from those emotions that we consider “bad” or uncomfortable. When we don’t allow these things to flow, we’re creating blockages in our emotional bodies, which can eventually affect us on a physical level. When our sacral chakra is out of balance, we may be fearful of change, either feel numb or feel overly emotional, be stiff or rigid physically or mentally, be unfocused and scattered, etc. Things are not moving and flowing and we feel stuck.