As the third fundamental right of yoga philosophy, the right to act is all about choice. This right is embodied in the solar plexus chakra, the energy center that houses our willpower and is located between the navel and the breastbone. It’s the space in the body where you might experience a clarifying “gut feeling” or nervous “butterflies in your stomach” when making decisions. By activating the third chakra, we access a sense of personal power that supports us in taking the actions that we need to move forward. A balanced third chakra inspires self-confidence and trust in our decisions, helping us recognize our ability to choose how we respond to situations and where we direct our energy.
Through a yoga practice, we exercise the right to act simply by following and modifying cues. The fiery nature of this right may be most apparent in a powerful vinyasa flow or a determined warrior pose, yet it’s best fueled by whatever nourishes us in the moment. At Vibe, we hope to empower everyone to make the best choices for their bodies and minds. That may mean taking Chill & Still instead of Hot Power, attempting a pose that scares you, “leveling up” in TRX, or spending an entire practice in savasana. Yoga is adaptable so that you may act according to your needs on and off your mat.