Yoga: Manipura Chakra

Written by Nat Young – Clinical Hypno-Psychotherapist and Yoga/Pilates Teacher.

In our latest Yoga Flow class sequence, we’ve been focusing on the Solar Plexus (or Manipura) chakra. The ancient yogis described 7 chakras, or wheels of energy, which are present in the body. When chakras become stuck, they stop spinning and the body becomes unbalanced, meaning we don’t feel our best. Whether you do or don’t buy into the whole concept of chakras doesn’t matter as yoga has an amazing way of giving you just what you need whenever you come to your mat to practice.

The solar plexus chakra is located between the navel and the breast bone. Solar Plexus yoga practices are quite strong and generally centred around the core. Mentally, this chakra focuses on your ego and sense of self identity; the seed of your personal power, self-belief, and self-worth. A solar plexus chakra practice is understandably strong in a physical sense too because we’re working with some really strong things here! When your solar plexus chakra is balanced, you’re more able to trust yourself and follow your intuition, meaning you don’t need anyone’s validation or approval when it comes to making decisions. We’ve certainly been feeling the power in class!

If you would like to see what my online yoga and pilates classes are all about, they’re all available on a pay-as-you-go basis (both Zoom and On Demand).

Alternatively, you can book up as many Zoom and On Demand classes as you like for 30 days for just £30. As this unlimited class pass also includes the On Demand Studio library, this means you can keep up your practice over Christmas whenever you have a spare moment. Be quick though as we’ve only got a small number of passes!