Third or Navel Chakra
This post is part of a series on the chakras. For details on the information provided for each chakra, be sure to read the Legend to this series.
Focal Point: Just under the navel. Some traditions place the focal point in the solar plexus, but I prefer the navel as a focal point, although either way this chakra includes the entire solar plexus area.
Life Aspects/Themes: Associated with our personal power, individual will, determination, ability to execute plans, organizational skills, and boundaries (both psychological and energetic.)
Body Systems/Organs: Digestive system
Foods: Whole grains, high-fiber foods, low-glycemic carbs, yellow/tan foods
Strengthening Activities: Any activity requiring will/determination; contact with sun.
Yoga Asanas: Abdominal/core strengtheners, ‘solid’ standing postures like warrior sequences
Mantra: Ram (pronounced ‘Rum’)
Yantra: Upside down triangle, 10 petals
Intuitive Sympathy: Mental – experienced as thought-forms
Spiritual Gateway(s): Power, Philosophy, Energetic Structures, Religious Structures
Spiritual/Religious Paths: Martial Arts, Taoism, Judaism
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