Thursday, February 04, 2010
My navel is pulled down by my belly fat and smiles wide left to right.
When bellies are beautiful, chakra knowledge tell us that it stems from deeper confidence and organ balance. Some mudras and yoga poses to strengthen the core are recommended, but oddly, the shape of the navel, it tells up about the health of digestion, reproduction and posture.
backing up a tad, this all started when I began reading up on Chakras. A little introspection into my energy sheds light on an underactive 3rd chakra, with the source likely being 2 decades of sleep deprivation compounded by the giving up of a good self image, increased fear of rejection, and a shift to perfectionism and nervousness. It's like a non-western psych-analysis!
With regard to nervousness, fatigue and adrenaline, what my neurologist told me supports this, "Give up the coffee and get better sleep". I got the CPAP for the sleep but haven't given up the coffee addiction.
My friend Dave says the GI diet (for the gut, not the soldiers) urges participants to switch to herbal tea and promises a shift of insulin response ( and maybe a break for the pancreas?) within two weeks (if you achieve it..)
The third chakra is the center of self and personality. Today I am practicing (along with spark principles):
the Bow (Dhanurasana)
hourly posture adjustments (how often do I sit slump shoulder doing spark?) - i'd love it my cell phone chimed on the hour!
using tea breaks to reflect on thirst and hunger
Here is an affirmation for the over-indulger!
When you sit, be the strong-hold of truth. As you eat, feed the negativities and illusions into the belly of emptiness, dissolving them into all-pervading space. And when you go to the toilet, consider all of your obscurations and blockages are being cleansed and washed away.”