Every year I text my mother a photo of my first sighting of her favorite flower – the daffodil. This year I caught a glimpse one week before Mr. Groundhog was even headed to his doorway. It might not seem such a big deal to those of us in California, but to someone like my mom who lives in the far northern reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula it’s a tantalizing treat, a movie-trailer for May’s coming attractions in her own back yard.
There’s something spontaneous and magical about daffodils as they stand in simple yet elegant confidence that reminds me of our Solar Plexus chakra. Sitting right there at the base of our ribs, it’s the center of our self-confidence. Like the sunny yellow daffodil, the Solar Plexus is our personal calling card, trumpeting self-assurance and willpower into the world. It calls out,
“Move aside winter, I’ve got something to show you. Hear what I have to say!”
How many of us are able to stand comfortably in our body, radiating a surety and optimism that is our birthright? Do you feel it? Maybe responsibility, illness, grief, or worry have weighed you down and dimmed your splendor and you want to feel that buoyancy again.
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And in the meantime…
Here’s a yoga asana that will connect you to your Solar Plexus and Heart energy centers:
Stand with feet hip-width apart. Toes pointed forward and knees soft, not locked. Activate your feet by grounding your heels and lift your toes off the floor to wiggle them briefly. Now stand on your toes, lifting your heels off the ground. Next, with feet flat on the ground, roll your feet to the outside edges, then, bring your knees together as you roll to the inside edges of your feet.
With your feet activated and flat on the floor, imagine roots flowing down from the soles of your feet and pull light up those roots, through your feet and legs as you scrunch your shoulders towards your ears. As you drop your shoulders and roll them back your hands will naturally open to the front, lifting your heart and bringing your Solar Plexus forward into the present. “Ta-dah!sana here I am!” as my friend @yoga_sista likes to say.
Share your Ta-dah! with us in the comments.
Thanks for spending a moment with me looking at things from ground level,