Chakra 3 - Confidence & Our Work
Chakra 3 is traditionally called Manipura in the yogic tradition. Manipura translates from Sanskrit to English as "city of jewels". This energy/power center is located at the navel/ abdomen region.
This energy center acts as our center of confidence, personal honor and endurance. It deals with the reputation that we create through our actions and the work that we do in the world large and small.
Signs of balance:
Endurance through challenges
Pride in our work
Doing what we say we will do
Going toward what we want
Healthy risk taking
Pursuing bold leadership opportunities
Having Self Discipline
Out of balance red flags:
Excessive SHAME (We feel like we are bad)
Poor self confidence
Weak abdominal region
Getting exhausted frequently
Typically not taking the lead on projects or initiatives
Allowing obstacles to stop us from the results we want
Feeling like an imposter
Feeling like a victim
Arrogant rather than confident
Navel chakra affirmations:
"I have confidence in myself".
"My best is enough".
"I am a good person".
"Life asks for my best, and I deliver".
"I am strong and reliable".
Practices focused on this energy center:
Setting weekly goals with a partner and keeping each other accountable
Core work on abdominals
Twisting yoga poses
Practicing good posture
Practicing being on time
Practicing keeping eye contact during interactions
Gaining mastery over a certain skill
Questions to gain insight on this energy center:
How confident do you think you are?
How often do you feel in your power?
What are you ashamed of?
Are you bad?
How reliable would your friends say you are?
What do you think is the difference between confidence and arrogance?
Are you a person of your word?
How do you act at work when your manager isn't looking?
Are you proud of the work you are doing in the world?
What do you need to transform in your life?