People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross
The Third Chakra – Manipura – Jewel of the Navel
- Color – yellow
- Physical Location – solar plexus
- Purposes – mental understanding of emotional life
- Spiritual Lesson – acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
- Mental and Emotional Issues – self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
- Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra– personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
- Seed Sound – RAM
Greetings dearest yoga students,
This week’s study takes us to the third chakra located in our solar plexus, the Manipura. This chakra is deeply associated with the relationship you have with yourself. It deals with self-esteem, personal power, knowing who you are and trusting in your intuition or “gut feeling” to guide you into manifesting your desires and dreams. How we feel about ourselves determines the quality of our life and how successful we will be in our relationships, our work and our own capacity for self healing. A balanced third chakra will guide us to our own unique gifts and the work that both gives you pleasure and supports those around you.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
Carolyn Myss describes an element of the Third Chakra in her book Anatomy of the Spirit as “While we measure our own success in terms of our personal comfort and security, the universe measures our success by how much we have learned”. The Manipura Chakra is associated with the element of fire, and is meant to transform and challenge us to find our inner strength and connection to our individual higher power when dealing with the world in which we live. The color yellow, like the sun, is also associated with warmth and healing. When we truly find our own personal power, although it will likely take us to new cycles of learning and challenges, it creates a beautiful inner strength that both supports us and nurtures us from the inside. Fuel your inner fire by repeating the mantra, “RAM” as your read the words below connecting to that area below your rib cage an around your navel, the Manipura.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Yoga this Week
Monday and Thursday Evening at 730pm
Tuesday Morning at 930am with 11am Meditation to follow
Wednesday 11am – Therapeautic Yoga – This session is full and required prior registration
Friday Morning Healing Yoga 930am
(Please reserve your spot or cancel if your plans have changed)
Restorative Yoga, Reiki and Acupuncture for this Wednesday, March 6th has only one spot left. Even if you have experienced this healing session before, each time you receive the treatment, you will continue to receive many benefits that address where you are in your life at present. This session is beginner friendly. No prior yoga experience is necessary. https://myyogawithamy.com/eventsworkshops/
ShaktiPath Kirtan – March 10th – 530-730pm at the Yoga Darshana Center in Babylon. Come bring your beautiful energy and chant with us!!! Click on the link to pre-register http://www.yogadarshanacenter.com/shaktipath.html
**Yoga Jam Saturday March 16th 8-930am**This class will be intentionally challenging on all levels. A free flowing fast-paced vinyasa sequence set to rockin’ playlists with holdings of some adventurous poses and free style flows mixed in for fun. Class Cards will be honored – $12 Walk In Fee – Currently three spots left.
Restorative Friday Yoga will be on March 22nd – $15 for session/$12 for Seniors – Currently four spots left.
(Please sign up for the monthly workshops at your earliest convenience)
Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.
Love, peace and yoga,
Perri RYT500 Registered Yoga Teacher 500 Hr 631-839-0644 http://www.MyYogaWithAmy.com