Solar Plex Chakra Ayruveda 101

Dosha Type

This is Ayruveda: Holistic science of health. The dynamic state of balance between mind, body, and environment. You can achieve and maintain a vibrant and joyful state of health by identifying your mind-body type and creating a lifestyle that supports your unique nature.

Vata

Energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion, including blood circulation, breathing, blinking, and your heartbeat.

In balance: There is creativity and vitality

Out of balance: Can produce fear and anxiety

Energy Signature

Creative; Quick to learn and grasp new knowledge, but also quick to forget, Slender; Tall and a fast-walker; Tendency toward cold hands and feet, discomfort in cold climates; Excitable, lively, fun personality; Changeable moods; Irregular daily routine; High energy in short bursts; Tendency to tire easily and to overexert; Full of joy and enthusiasm when in balance; Responds to stress with fear, worry, and anxiety, especially when out of balance; Tendency to act on impulse; Often have racing, disjointed thoughts; Generally have dry skin and dry hair and don’t perspire much.

Pitta

Energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and your body’s temperature.

In balance: Leads to contentment and intelligence.

Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.

Energy Signature

Medium physique, strong, well-built; Sharp mind, good concentration powers; Orderly, focused; Assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial at their best; Aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance; Competitive, enjoy challenges; Passionate and romantic; Strong digestion, strong appetite, get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal; When under stress, Pittas become irritated and angry; Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles; sunburns easily; Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather, heat makes them very tired; Perspire a lot; Good public speakers; Generally good management and leadership ability, but can become authoritarian; Subject to temper tantrums, impatience, and anger; Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, insomnia, dry or burning eyes

Kapha

Energy that controls growth in the body. It supplies water to all body parts, moisturizes the skin, and maintains the immune system.

In balance: Expressed as love and forgiveness.

Out of balance: Can lead to insecurity and envy.

Energy Signature

Easygoing, relaxed, slow-paced; Affectionate and loving; Forgiving, compassionate, nonjudgmental nature; Stable and reliable; faithful; Physically strong and with a sturdy, heavier build; Have the most energy of all constitutions, but it is steady and enduring; Slow speech, reflecting a deliberate thought process; Slower to learn, but outstanding long-term memory; Soft hair and skin; tendency to have large “soft” eyes and a low, soft voice; Tend toward being overweight; may also suffer from sluggish digestion; Prone to depression; More self-sufficient; Gentle, and essentially undemanding approach to life; Excellent health, good immune system; Very calm; strive to maintain harmony and peace in their surroundings; Not easily upset and can be a point of stability for others; Tend to be possessive and hold on to things. Don’t like cold, damp weather; Physical problems include colds and congestion, sinus headaches, respiratory problems including asthma, allergies, and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Strengthening Inner Fire – Tejas

  • Close your eyes and place your hands slightly above the navel.
  • Bring to your minds eye the problem or dilemma from the area.
  • Notice how your third chakra feels when you give it choices regarding the problem or dilemma you struggle with.
  • If you present your solar plex with the right choices you may feel lightness in the area or you even can breathe easier.

Strengthening Digestive Fire – Agni

  • Drink beverages at room temperature or warmed
  • Eat 2 cups of food every meal (avoid overeating)
  • Pitta type : Avoid spicy foods
  • Take small sips of water while eating
  • Avoid alcohol, soda, juice
  • Let stomach rest between meals. Replenishes agni while resting

To guide us through to our dominant dosha type, there are some excellent information online. Here is a link to start: Ayurveda 101. We do have all three types within us but only one or two are dominant. The goal is to be conscious with balance and use your energy and intention to create a healthy lifestyle change. It is your inner drive that will propel metabolism, digestion, self confidence, sense of purpose and motivation forward towards goals.

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