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Although it may not feel like it we are slowly marching toward the end of the winter season. I myself have noticed the little signs that the spring is right around the corner. Birds singing in the morning and the sun is lingering just a little longer reminding us that the cold days are almost behind us.

 

Spring opens up the opportunity for evaluating what we are holding onto and what we want to let go of. This can come in the way of material things, clinging emotions or memories, simply, where our spring cleaning needs action. Some say that this is an optimal time for looking at cleansing the body and bringing in a detox plan to prepare for the coming season.

 

I recently read in a beautiful book called "Opening to Spirit" that our Aura, the energetic field that we permeate into the universe and collective field needs space to remain clear and balanced. This is an opportune time to declutter and clear the way for renewal, maybe in your home or possibly on an energetic level.

 

 

With Love,

Aless

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be the Master of your Domain

 

In the traditions every ceremony that is held, one person is designated as the fire keeper, tending to the fire to make sure that it does not go out. This is symbolic as fire is the key to holding the space and safe container for all of those participating.

 

Fire is transformative in many ways, we can look at fire as a tool to create alchemy, it can change a solid into ashes and in our own body the digestive "fire" metabolizes and catabolizes the food we consume.

 

In Ayurveda the Solar Plexus Chakra governs the digestive system, it is the space of Self and power. Manipura in Sanskrit meaning 'lustrous gem' and associated with the colour yellow.

 

The Self means to act and be an individual. Giving us autonomy and the freedom to show the world who we are without shame. This energy centre is located right below the ribs, at the diaphragm, where many feel the sense of burning, nervousness or anxiety when not in balance. Unlike the Root Chakra and the Sacral Chakra, the Solar Plexus bring is individuality and the realization of separateness.

 

While these energy centres are easy to tap into with practice, aligning them and bringing them into balance can be a life long journey! Here are some helpful ways to tune in and bring more awareness to these sacred areas of the body where we can dial into our internal doctor and tend to our soft parts in the most gentle way.

 

 

Deficiencies in the Solar Plexus Chakra can look like...

Low energy, depressive feelings

Poor self discipline and follow through

Low self-esteem

Cold emotionally and or/physically

Poor digestion

Collapsed middle

Attraction to stimulants

Victim mentality, blaming of others

Passive

Unreliable 

 

Excess in the Solar Plexus Chakra can look like...

Overly agressive, dominating, controlling

Need to be right and have the last word

Manipulative, power hungry, deceitful

Attraction to sedatives

Temper tantrums, violent outbursts

Stubbornness

Type A personality

Competetive

Arrogant

Hyperactive 

 

Healing Practices you can apply

Risk taking (when deficient)

Grounding  and emotional contact

Deep relaxation, stress control (in excess)

Vigorous exercising

Martial Arts

Sit ups

Psychotherapy 

 

 

Affirmation:

" The fire within me burns through all blocks and fears"

 

Herbs for nurturing the Solar Plexus Chakra:

Ginger

Damiana

Cacao

Angelica

Calamus

Cinnamon

St.John's Wort

Turmeric

 Calendula

Dandelion,

Cayenne

Bitter Orange

 Sassafras

Schizandra

Elecampane

Pepper

Sarsparilla

 

We call on the spirit of fire to help us burn away what holds us back from full loving. Light up our bellies, hearts and minds with joy and warmth! 

 

For more information please email alessandra@layaspaandyoga.com

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