Chakras, essential oils, Solar Plexus Chakra

Integrative Solar Plexus Tuesday

Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra, is also known as the power chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with ten petals and it relates to the color yellow. The Manipura rules personal power, will and autonomy. It is the center where personality & identity is formed and emotions, intuition and psychic energies are integrated into the self.

The Manipura is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower and self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.

It is all about who YOU are.

Solar Plexus Chakra symbol

  If you allow thoughts of what others thought, or think, dominate, you will not realize your full sense of personal power.  Thoughts of what others have expressed or you think they think are negatives that not only affect your true  power but your physical health as well.

The solar plexus chakra  vibrates in your pancreas and is associated with digestion.

Emotional imbalances include issues of personal power and self-esteem and allowing our inner critic to surface.  Fears of rejection, criticism and physical appearances come to the forefront.

When this chakra is balanced, we feel self-respect, self-love and self-compassion. We feel in control, assertive and confident.  Discard any thoughts of wondering if you are an ole poop and KNOW you are powerful, self-disciplined and delightful in everyway!    Let go of any wonder of what anyone else might be thinking about you.  Just LET IT GO!  Integrate POSITIVE thoughts about yourself and feel the glowing energy of your bright yellow solar plexus chakra.

Solar Plexus Energy

AROMAS:  Mugwort

 

MugwortSounds a wee bit witchy which is why I find it delightful.  It is Artemsia vulgaria in the plant taxonomy world. Its name is thought to derive from the Old English mucg wyrt, meaning “marsh plant”, a reference to mugwort’s swampy native habitat. St. John the Baptist wore a girdle of Mugwort when he went into the wilderness. Roman soldiers planted mugwort by the roadside so that weary passersby could stuff the herbage into their shoes to relieve aching feet.

 The Essential oil steam extracted from the leaves and flower buds is a yellow-orange mobile liquid with a blue-violet tinge and an intensely sweet, almost floral citrus scent. It blends well with citrus oils, especially neroli (also vibrationally in tune with the Solar plexus), and with spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. for your own personal blend to wear on Tuesday start by mixing 10 drops of Mugwort, 5 drops of cinnamon and 5 drops of neroli.  If you find that to your liking, mix it in a  roll-on bottle nearly filled with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, or jojoba and roll away.  It is easy to adjust the mix to your individual taste by altering the proportions.  I like the mix multiplied to fill a 5ml bottle for my diffuser.

Roll it on your belly: The Essential Oil of Mugwort is very efficient in curing digestive disorders that result from an abnormal flow of digestive juices or due to microbial infections. It regulates or stimulates the flow of digestive juices to facilitate digestion, along with inhibiting microbial infections in the stomach and the intestines to cure digestive disorders.   Mugwort, applied to the skin, which is somewhat permeable, is absorbed into the blood stream. Some areas of skin (under arms, head, palms, soles of feet, etc.) are more permeable than others. Warming or massaging the skin may also increase absorbency. Essential oils are most often applied to the skin along with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.  

DO NOT DRINK THIS

Alice in Wonderland with drink me   Instead SNIFF, RUB or DIFFUSE:  When you smell an essential oil, cilia and receptor cells in the olfactory organ receive the aroma and send signals to the limbic system of the brain, which is the center of memory and emotion. It also is connected to areas of the brain that control blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, hormone balance, and more. When Mugwort and other essential oils are inhaled, droplets of the oil are absorbed by the lungs. They can be inhaled by diffusing them in a special essential oil diffuser, a scent pod, humidifier, in a boiling pot of water, or simply by smelling the bottle of oil. The effectiveness of each of these delivery methods varies. An essential oil diffuser is expensive but seems to be the best method of inhalation.

Oh, thinking of Integration, I also found that Mugwort is also used to improve concentration and memory, particularly when mixed with essential oils of rosemary and sage. 

SOUNDS:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TqfHtle743 HOURS | Extremely Powerful Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Meditation Music | Manipura by Meditative Mind – Meditation Music

CRYSTALS: Our solar plexus chakra resonates to yellow and gold shades  as well as to the light yellowish green stones. One of these greenish stones is Peridot, in a lovely lime green color.   Peridot’s energy vibrates to the frequency of increase so it is a powerful stone to manifest anything that you wish to bring into your life—like INTEGRATION—-just sayin’.

The stone does not have to be large, as even small ones have the same vibration.

peridot crystal

peridot crystal 2

MEDITATION: OSHO on INTEGRATION

  “Man ordinarily is a crowd. No man ordinarily is one, but many. And that´s why there is so much noise within – many voices, many faces – and a constant quarrel. One part wants to do one thing. Another part is simply against it and wants to do something else. It is a miracle how we go on managing to keep ourselves together. Otherwise we are constantly falling apart. There is no center. The master is missing.

There are only servants, and each servant is trying to claim masterhood. For a moment each servant sits on the throne, proclaims himself the master, and in that moment you think, “This is the master.” When there is anger, anger becomes the master, but soon it will be gone. It is a constantly changing scene. After anger comes regret. Then regret is the master and you feel sorry. Sometimes it is love, sometimes it is hate, and the scenes change so fast. Still you do not become aware that you cannot be so many things. We become identified with anything that comes in front of us. When the cloud of anger is there we think we are anger. When the cloud of love is there we think we are love. When compassion is there we think we are compassion. When sadness is there we think we are sadness.

We are none of these – we are the watcher! Anger will come and go and the watcher abides. Sadness comes and passes by and the witness remains. To remember that witness more and more will make you integrated, because that is the only center which is everlasting, eternal. Only on the eternal rock of witnessing can a real life be built.”I from Osho, The Madman’s Guide to Enlightenment, Talk #30)

MEDITATION is witnessing.   Let all thoughts pass as clouds in the sky.  Do not engage.  Be the witness for as long as possible as you integrate mind and spirit in a whirling pool of golden light..

YOGA: 

      The doctrines behind the practice of yoga, whatever be their background and theoretical foundation, come to almost a unanimous conclusion that the novel adventure known as yoga is indispensable in the life of a human being, and it principally consists in what may be called ‘integration of being’. Now, this suggestion that one’s being has to be integrated, implies that the final aim of the ‘being’ of anything or anyone is the enhancement of that very ‘being’ itself, a sort of augmenting of the ‘being’ of one’s own self in such a way that the achievement of integration leaves nothing left over as something yet to be achieved, known, contacted, realized, or experienced.

Yoga considers that there are larger dimensions of integration, areas of contact which have not yet been explored by our present little integration of individuality; and the existence of such larger dimensions of a wider form of integration is what keeps us restless from birth to death. The satisfactions with which we are acquainted in life are the consequence of a little bit of integration that we have achieved. By ‘integration‘ we are to understand a sort of harmony that obtains between ourselves and anything with which we are connected, in whatever manner that connection be. Our satisfactions, our joys, and our securities are direct results of this harmony which seems to be there obtaining between ourselves and the outer atmosphere – call it social, or anything else – and also within our own selves in the layers of our own personality. This is why we are satisfied.

But we are also dissatisfied. The dissatisfaction in life is the other side of the fact of our existence, which arises on account of there being something more to be achieved than what we have apparently achieved in our life. What we seem to have achieved is the source of our joy, and what we have not achieved is the cause of our unhappiness.(from An Integration of Consciousness by Swami Krishnananda)

————Pose:In the beginning, yoga poses sometimes seem to be all about body parts. Postures are like puzzles, and figuring out how to position the arms, legs, hips, and shoulders is enough of a challenge to keep us focused and engaged. A sense of satisfaction arises simply from discovering how all of these parts fit together.

As our practice evolves, though, yoga takes on a richer flavor. Feelings of integration develop as we begin to sense deeper connections among our poses, as well as in various aspects of our lives. We feel less like a machine made up of fragmented body parts and more like a wholesome, authentic, and expressive creature. We begin to move and breathe with a satisfying sense of harmony and accord. And this invites grace and beauty to reveal themselves in even the simplest of our daily tasks.

One of the most magnificent of all yoga postures, Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I) provides a perfect opportunity to explore this rewarding sense of integration and unity within. Both earthy and exhilarating, this asana cultivates balance, agility, and coordination. It also invites deep concentration, encouraging the scattered pieces of our selves to become transformed into a tranquil vessel for the heartfelt expression of life. Who wouldn’t say yes to the chance to feel harmonious and at ease in their skin at least once every day?

Warrior I Pose

SEE YA LATER:  INTEGRATE in every sort of way and feel the FLOW!

LOVE,

Priscilla

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Chakras, meditations, Solar Plexus Chakra, yoga

Stupendous Solar Energy Infatuation

It is infatuation I know

Just  good ole Solar Plexus Glow

The swirling yellow belly show

Is confident power, don’t you know!

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Solar Plexus painting

Stupendous Solar Plexus Chakra Speaks:
“I am your gateway to inner authority,
your personal strength of will, self-esteem, and commitment!                                                                                                         I am the place where you absorb what has come to you from without,                                                                                         choose what you will do with it within,                                                                                                                                               and what outward actions you will take in response,                                                                                                                     where you choose what you will retain,                                                                                                                                                 and what you will release.”

 

SOUNDS:  Put on some Solar Plexus Meditation Music.  One that I found was Mediation for Solar Plexus Chakra by Ellaeenah Jade Fire

AROMAS: For some energetic enhancement diffuse Rosemary and Lemon EO’s to increase the vibration in your glowing spinning solar Plexus located in your stomach area.

CRYSTALS: Energize crystals of  Citrine,Peridot and/or Amber with your intention to feel and own your own power.

MEDITATION:   Put your hands before your stomach, slightly below your solar plexus. Let the fingers join at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs. It is important to straighten the fingers.

Concentrate on this stupendously bright sunshine energy vortex located on the inside of your spine, a bit above the level of the navel.
Chant the sound RAM.

YOGA:

The best solar plexus chakra yoga poses are those that strengthen your core and help you to feel more powerful and confident:

Warrior 1 is a strong pose that establishes a firm connection with the earth and opens up the solar plexus area—Stand in Mountain Pose , Take a deep breath and on an exhale step your left foot back about 3.5 feet.
Turn your left foot to about 45 degree angle. Make sure your left foot is firmly planted and touching the ground.
On an exhale, bend your right knee over the right ankle, so that your shin is perpendicular to the floor. If you can, bring your right thigh parallel with the floor.
Raise your arms above your head and touch the palms together (as in prayer position).
Breathe deeply and hold the position for one minute.
Bend your knees and step your feet back together. Repeat on the other side.

Warrior I Pose

SEE YA LATER:  Go forth with your STUPENDOUS powerfully energizing glow, knowing your are loveable and empowered.

Digest what empowers you
to shine your light
in the world
Eliminate what does not” Roslyn McGrath

“When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible.”– Tina Lifford and me

LOVE,                                                                                                                                                                                                             Priscilla

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Chakras, meditations, Solar Plexus Chakra, yoga

Glowing Fire Power

FIRE POWER:

THE FIRE IN THE BELLY

SOLAR CHAKRA

Visualization is an energetic tool for stirring up the powerhouse Solar Plexus Chakra–
kinda like adding the baking powder to the biscuits—

Since thought is an energy form we can stimulate our chakra centers through meditation, visualization or breathing energy (yoga) into them.
By adding the yellow color of the chakra’s vibration to our visualization we are adding additional energy and therefore balance.

Solar Plexus Chakra symbol

 

SOUNDS:  Search for Solar Plexus Meditation Music and let it fill your senses.  Announce your intention

CRYSTALS: Peridot
Gemstones/minerals/crystals are also energy forms containing a similar crystalline structure as the human body.
Crystals amplify energy and can be programmed (e.g. computer chips and watches). The solar plexus chakra resonates to the colors of yellow and gold color shades or tones, as well as to the light yellowish green stones.
Peridot’s energy vibrates to the frequency of increase so it is a powerful stone to manifest anything that you wish to bring into your life.
The stones do not have to be large, as even small ones have the same vibration.
Wearing Peridot, Serpentine, Gaspeite, Vesuvianite gemstone jewelry or placing gemstones and minerals in your environment is a simple way to absorb the crystals’ healing vibrations.

Peridot Crystal

AROMA:  Rosemary has vibrations in tune with our solar plexus but you could also whip up this empowering perfume oil to inspire confidence and stability and just to smell delightful:

Ingredients: 5 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops jasmine absolute essential oil
5 drops frankincense essential oil
1/2 ounce sweet almond oil( or other carrier oil)
Directions: Mix essential oils and sweet almond oil. Dab behind the ears, wear directly on the solar plexus or apply as an aromatic body oil after shower. Re-apply as desired.

MEDITATION:

For a chakra meditation that will allow the chakras to heal and balance themselves, I recommend any meditation that brings your attention to yourself as Pure Awareness. As we focus on the Light that we already are, we spontaneously release what stands in the way of our experience of love and well being.

YOGA:

The best solar plexus chakra yoga poses are those that strengthen your core and help you to feel more powerful and confident.

Situated behind the navel, your third chakra is associated with the element of fire. It is the “fire in your belly”, your personal power and your core self.

The solar plexus chakra is the key to a healthy self-esteem and personal empowerment. The 13th Century mystic and poet Rumi has said: “You cannot know fire from words alone. Enter the fire if you want to know the truth.”

And so, you must experience your solar plexus chakra and your personal power to feel empowered and confident in the world.

Some yogi’s find that the most powerful solar plexus chakra yoga poses are the Warrior I and Warrior II poses:

Warrior 1 is a strong asana that establishes a firm connection with the earth and opens up the solar plexus area.
This yoga asana physically strengthens your legs, can help with knee strength, lower back strength, and opens your hips:

Stand in Mountain Pose. Take a deep breath and on an exhale step your left foot back about 3.5 feet.
Turn your left foot to about 45 degree angle. Make sure your left foot is firmly planted and touching the ground.
On an exhale, bend your right knee over the right ankle, so that your shin is perpendicular to the floor. If you can, bring your right thigh parallel with the floor.
Raise your arms above your head and touch the palms together (as in prayer position).
Breathe deeply and hold the position for one minute.
Bend your knees and step your feet back together. Repeat on the other side.

Warrior I Pose Warrior I

Warrior II                    warrior pose

SEE YA LATER THOUGHTS:   Now go forth into your day, glittering, fiery, mighty one, repeating: “I am loaded with glowing yellow fire power”

Namaste,   Priscilla

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