Reprogram the Body

Restorative Yoga reprograms our muscle memory and rewires our nervous system by allowing us to work deep into the fascia where we store past trauma, negative emotions, and hold onto the past. Through the practice of restorative yoga poses, we are able to release blocked energy in the body that is creating discomfort and disease. Restorative Yoga helps us to break up and release these negative energy patterns so we can be pain free.

Emotional Release

Restorative Yoga Poses are held for 4 – 5 minutes, working deep into the muscle fascia where we harbor our energetic blockages. During a restorative yoga session, different negative emotions that have been buried in our connective tissue are finally able to come up to the surface. Fear comes up, anger, frustration, self-righteousness, fear, worry, anxiety and all the other negative emotions holding us back in life. From a place of peace, we are able to release these blockages.

manipura chakra 3

The Intention Chakra

Manipura Chakra 3 is the center of motivation whereby we set our intentions and desires. In its raw essence, it represents the celestial fire that burns from within. The liberation of energy in the Manipura Chakra motivates change, action, creativity, and spontaneity. Also known as the “Solar Plexus” or “Willpower” Chakra, this powerful energy center instigates change and transformation.

Chakra 3 Balance & Flow

When the power of Manipura is balanced, one achieves their goals, has self-confidence and a strong motivation and sense of direction. With this active energy, people tend to be over-achievers and invoke motivation in others. They are leaders of others and like to take action to make things happen. Their personality reflects a good sense of humor, friendly disposition and generosity. Typically, they possess a strong willpower with a healthy balance of creative intuition.

Chakra 3 Blockages

When the energy of the Manipura Chakra is too strong or out of balance, people can suffer an inflated ego and become very controlling. Likewise, they may come across as bossy, stubborn or aggressive. They have a lack of consideration for others while at the same time they are careless for other people’s feelings. Single-mindedness prevails with a strong connotation for being a “workaholic.” Physically they have a high metabolism and may have difficulty slowing down or relaxing. They display a multitude of scattered creative ideas and are prone to various types of addiction.

Chakra 3 Weakness

A deficiency of energy or weakness in the Manipura Chakra will appear as a lack of motivation or willpower. Mental blocks are accompanied by nervousness and impatience. Those with weakness in the Manipura Chakra have no desire to take action and are stuck in old negative patterns. Physically they suffer fatigue and tiredness and avoid exercise. The depleted energy of this chakra also exudes a lack of confidence and emanates self-doubt. In addition, they are very indecisive and have trouble making any decision of their own volition.


Chakra 3 Restorative Yoga Poses

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose Ardha Matsyendrasana I
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose /
Ardha Matsyendrasana I

Upward-Revolved-Knee-to-the-Head-Yoga-Pose
Upward Revolved Knee to Head Yoga Pose / Urdhva Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Reclining Hero Pose Supta Virasana
Reclining Hero Pose / Supta Virasana

Lying Down Westward Yoga Pose Supta Paschimottanasana
Lying Down Westward Pose /
Supta Paschimottanasana

Lion Pose Simhasana
Lion Pose / Simhasana

Stretch of the East / Upward Plank Purvottanasana
Stretch of the East / Upward Plank / Purvottanasana

Lord of the Fishes Pose Purna Matsyendrasana
Lord of the Fishes Pose / Purna Matsyendrasana

Wind Removing Pose Pavanamuktasana
Wind Removing Pose / Pavanamuktasana

Seated Forward Fold Paschimottanasana
Seated Forward Fold / Paschimottanasana

Noose Pose Pasasana
Noose Pose / Pasasana

Revolved Easy Pose Simple Twist Pose Parivrtta Sukhasana
Revolved Easy Pose Simple Twist Pose /
Parivrtta Sukhasana

Revolved Squatting Toe Balance Pose Parivrtta Samatvamasana
Revolved Squatting Toe Balance Pose /
Parivrtta Samatvamasana

Revolved Seated Forward Bend Yoga Pose Parivrtta Paschimottanasana
Revolved Seated Forward Bend Pose /
Parivrtta Paschimottanasana

Revolved Pigeon Pose Parivrtta Kapotasana
Revolved Pigeon Pose / Parivrtta Kapotasana

Revolved Head-on-Knee Pose Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Revolved Head-on-Knee Pose /
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

Revolved Head to Knee Pose D Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana IV
Revolved Head to Knee Pose “D” /
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana IV

Simple Seated Spinal Twist Meru Makrasana
Simple Seated Spinal Twist / Meru Makrasana

Flapping Fish Pose Matsya Kridasana
Flapping Fish Pose / Matsya Kridasana

Bound Head-on-Knee Pose / Marichi's Pose "A" Marichyasana I
Bound Head-on-Knee Pose / Marichi’s Pose “A” / Marichyasana I

Marichi's Pose B Marichyasana II
Marichi’s Pose “B” / Marichyasana II

Marichi's Pose "C" Marichyasana III
Marichi’s Pose “C” / Marichyasana III

Marichi's Pose D Marichyasana IV
Marichi’s Pose D / Marichyasana IV

Heron Pose Krounchasana
Heron Pose / Krounchasana

Superior Pose Jyestikasana
Superior Pose / Jyestikasana

Spinal Twist Jathara Parivartanasana I
Spinal Twist (version A) /
Jathara Parivartanasana I

Spinal Twist Jathara Parivartanasana II
Spinal Twist (version B) /
Jathara Parivartanasana II

Single Leg Lift Pose with a Block Eka Pada Uttana Padasana
Single Leg Lift Pose with a block /
Eka Pada Uttana Padasana

One Legged Wind Removing Pose Eka Pāda Pavanamuktāsana
One Legged Wind Removing Pose /
Eka Pāda Pavanamuktāsana

Bound Lotus Pose Baddha Padmasana
Bound Lotus Pose / Baddha Padmasana

Half Seated Forward Bend Ardha Paschimottanasana
Half Seated Forward Bend /
Ardha Paschimottanasana

Half Reclining Hero Pose Ardha Supta Virasana
Half Reclining Hero Pose / Ardha Supta Virasana

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