Restorative Yoga 3 - Manipura Chakra (33 min)
In this restorative practice, 33 minutes in length, we focus on Manipura Chakra, the solar plexus which is located in the abdomen, between the navel and ribcage. This practice is designed to relax and open this area, leaving more space for the breath and energy to flow. When Manipura Chakra comes into balance, we feel confident in who we are and our ability to cope with life's challenges.
As well as your yoga mat, you will need yoga blocks, cushions, blankets, a woolen scarf or yoga strap, a bolster if you have one and an eye pillow if you have one. You will also need a little bit of wall space for legs up the wall. Create a quiet space for yourself where you won’t be disturbed. Dim the lights or just use candles. Close the door. Give yourself this half an hour of uninterrupted time. Everyone will benefit in the end!
If you are not sure which restorative practice to choose, do them in the order they are numbered. So you would begin with Muladhara Chakra and move up through the chakras in sequence.
This practice is suitable for everyone, even those recovering from injury or feeling under the weather. It is designed to bring you to a state of deep relaxation, through a simple sequence of supported postures. We linger in the postures, breathing and encouraging a feeling of letting go.