Carrying on with our Chakra opening and chakra balancing lessons. Today we will be working with the navel chakra also known as the third chakra or the manipura chakra. This chakra encircles confidence, especially when in a group. When open, you should feel in control and have good feeling of dignity in yourself. If it’s under-active: you tend to be passive and indecisive. You could be frequently apprehensive and this doesn’t reward you. If it’s over-active: you tend to be imperious and aggressive.
Sit on your knees, with your back straight, but relaxed.
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 and straighten the fingers (this is important). Concentrate on the Navel Chakra and what it stands for, at the spine, slightly above the navel.
Silently, yet clearly, chant the sound “RAM.”
All this time, let yourself relax even more, continuing to think about the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.
Keep doing this until you are completely relaxed. You should have a “clean” feeling (for every chakra).
With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.
It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.
Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.
If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)
It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.
Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.
Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.