7 Yoga Poses to Align your Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
Our Solar Plexus Chakra is responsible for self-esteem, power, ego, strength, and transformation. To learn more about this chakra, check out my previous post that goes into further detail. This article will give you 7 Yoga poses to help you align your Solar Plexus Chakra.
1. Plank Pose
Start in standing forward fold. Plant palms on mat on the outsides of your feet, shoulder width apart. Step back to plank until your back and legs are straight and your hips are slightly elevated. Wrists should be stacked directly under your shoulders and toes under your heels.
2. Downward Dog
Start in table top position. Walk hands a hand distance forward, tuck toes, and lift your hips up and back. Press your heels towards the mat and engage abdominals.
3. Boat Pose
Start seated with soles of feet on mat. Extend your arms up and out, lean back with a lengthened spine and pause half way. You can keep your feet on the mat or lift your feet with your knees bent, or lift your feet and extend your legs out straight.
4. Knees to Chest
Start on your back. Hug your knees to your chest. Lift your head, round your neck in towards your knees and squeeze.
5. Crescent Pose
Start from a running lunge. Inhale to lift chest and arms up, palms facing each other. Front knee is at 90 degrees, as best you can. Back leg is straight, or as best you can. Hips are square and abs are engaged.
6. Bow Pose
Start on your belly with arms extended down. Bend your knees and grab your ankles. Keep feet flexed if you can and press your legs back, lifting your chest to your own degree.
7. Triangle Pose
Start from Warrior 2. Straighten front leg. Reach out over front leg and bring hand to shin, ankle, or to the mat on inside of foot. Lengthen spine out and open top arm to sky. Can lift an inch off the mat and hold for added strength building.
Check out my Instagram to see three poses to help you align your Solar Plexus Chakra in video format. Namaste.