August 2017 Chakra & Mudra
The chakra for August 2017 is the SOLAR PLEXUS – MANIPURA.
The Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra
The third chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) is all about power and setting boundaries. It is located directly above the navel. This chakra also has to do with discernment, self esteem and which values and principles you stand for. While the second chakra is the seat of the emotions, the third chakra is the seat of the intellect, its' emotion being anger. Yellow is the color for the Solar Plexus Chakra and it is ruled by fire and sight. Physically, it is represented by the digestive system and the pancreas.
What Happens When The Solar Plexus Chakra Is Not Balanced?
Low self esteem.
Weak will power. Experiences of power conflicts.
Power hungry (overactive second chakra).
Clinging to titles (external power) for self worth (overactive third chakra).
Trouble acting on or completing plans, goals and visions. Trouble taking inspired action.
Trouble with integrity and keeping your word.
Lack of boundaries. No respect for your boundaries or another's.
Ways To Help Balance The Third Chakra
Trust your intuition and always follow the guidance of your heart chakra. Your heart will tell you all. Your body is a powerful guidance system of whether you should engage in an activity, person, place or thing. The way something makes you feel is strong indicator of whether or not you should give it your attention, time and energy. If something raises your energy and makes you genuinely and naturally feel good then go for it. If it does not, then stay away. Listen to your feelings, to your body, to your emotions, to your intuition and to your heart. They are your friends and here to help you and combined provide the best guidance system in the world.
Since the Solar Plexus Chakra is the seat of the intellect, combine your intuition with your intellect. Approach things rationally and logically as well.
Set boundaries for yourself and your life. Respect your own boundaries. If you do not respect your boundaries, no one else will. Decide what you stand for (morals, values, principles). Let these be the guide for how you live your life. Write this down on paper if you must, sign it and read it daily.
Say no to those people, places and things who want space in your life but are not in line with your boundaries and life standards. Setting boundaries is a crucial step in loving yourself fully. In order to love, respect, appreciate, and accept yourself, you must honor your own boundaries.
The more you love yourself, the greater you can love others. This balanced energy beings to rise to the heart chakra which is expressed as greater acceptance and unconditional love for all of life (starting with yourself first).
Sound therapy. Chant the word “ram” while focusing on your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Color therapy. Visualize your third charka being saturated with yellow light. You can wear yellow and even put a color swatch with the color yellow over your third chakra as you relax, meditate and/ or do your sound therapy.
Choose one of these numbers:
Which ever number you chose, that is the MUDRA you are to practice during August to help strengthen this chakra.