As we continue through the Five Secrets for More Energy series, we come to the third chakra, otherwise known as the fire chakra. This energy center is located at the solar plexus and corresponds to our passion for life and our will, drive, and ability to express anger. When our fire chakra energy is low, blocked, or depleted, we may experience depression or boredom and lose touch with our purpose and passion.
In our culture, expressing anger is a touchy subject. Performing polarity yoga combined with Young Living essential oils may help you unleash anger and help you reconnect to your passion. Remember: According to energy medicine principles, if your energy is not moving, it gets stuck and stagnant—which leads to imbalances and possible illness. The secret to having more energy is to keep the energy you do have moving!
One of my favorite exercises to access the fire chakra is the Ha! Woodchopper.
Take a moment to source any unresolved feelings of anger, resentment, or bitterness that you may have toward yourself or others; revisit something in your life that you do have passion for that needs rekindling.
Place a few drops of you favorite essential oil from the list above on your left palm and gently rub your right hand clockwise over your left palm three times and inhale the essential oil. Take in a few deep, cleansing breaths to help you focus your intention. You may also place a few drops of that essential oil directly on your solar plexus, which is located just below the base of your sternum, in the center of your diaphragm. Remember to dilute your oils with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex if you have sensitive skin.
With your feet a little wider than hip-distance apart, bring your hands up over your head and clasp them together like you are holding an imaginary ax. With a slight bend in the knees, tilt the pelvis forward slightly so the sacrum is tucked under. Inhale deeply. On the exhale, bend over like chopping wood, moving your hands and arms quickly down toward the floor and then between your legs. Exhale and shout “HA!” as you reach the center of the legs and rise up again and inhale with one sweeping motion. Repeat three times.
Unexpressed anger can easily turn inward, creating a whole slew of dysfunctional patterns. By practicing the Woodchopper with your favorite fire chakra essential oil, you can move through lingering feelings of rage, annoyance, and frustration.
You can also try this exercise if you need to warm up and get your inner fire going!
As always, feel free to comment on your experience!
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