So­lar plexus

ma­nipura

Yoga Journal - - DHARMA TALK -

1 The Cit­i­zenry MER­CADO STOR­AGE BAS­KET

Form and func­tion get to work in this el­e­gant ve­hi­cle for con­tain­ment. A large hand-braided palm bas­ket, made in a Mex­i­can fair-trade co­op­er­a­tive, it will help your clut­ter-averse friends keep their sight lines clean and fo­cus in­tact (from $95, the-cit­i­zenry.com).

2 Moon Juice POWER DUST

For friends suf­fer­ing from burnout, a touch of ed­i­ble en­ergy may be just the thing. Power Dust uti­lizes Ayurvedic herbs and cordy­ceps, the lat­est it mush­room, to form an adap­to­genic sup­ple­ment that prom­ises to com­bat phys­i­cal and psy­chic fa­tigue and al­chem­ize cre­ativ­ity into ac­tion ($38, moon­juice.com). 3 Van­cou­ver Is­land Salt Co. LIM­ITED-EDI­TION CANA­DIAN SEA SALT COL­LEC­TION Stoke di­ges­tive fires with Canada’s first in­dige­nous col­lec­tion of sus­tain­able, un­re­fined sea salts. Prized by nutri­tion­ists for its abun­dant trace el­e­ments and al­ka­liz­ing ef­fects, sea salt makes a welcome gift for aspir­ing gour­mands and com­mit­ted health junkies ($40, visaltco.com).

4 Sky­lar AR­ROW CAN­DLE

Can­dles are a beau­ti­ful way to mirror the churn and burn of the fiery will held in our power cen­ter. Your loved ones will rel­ish this clean-burn­ing ver­sion, with warm, spicy notes of mid­night jas­mine and vanilla ($38, sky­lar.com). 5 Farmtrue GHEE-NUT BUT­TER IN CA­CAO CHAI In Ayurveda, ghee re­sides at the epi­cen­ter of healthy di­ges­tion. Food­ies will love the easy spread­abil­ity of this bril­liant ghee-and-nut-but­ter combo, which adds a spicy rich­ness to any­thing it tops (from $7, farmtrue.com).

6 31 Bits CARVED TEAK CHEESE BOARD

The so­lar plexus rep­re­sents har­mony and vi­tal­ity—both on am­ple dis­play in this teak serv­ing board, which pro­vides an eye-catch­ing base for a va­ri­ety of nour­ish­ing hors d’oeu­vres. 31 Bits gives ar­ti­sans in Uganda and In­done­sia ac­cess to a global mar­ket and bet­ter com­pen­sa­tion for their skills, all of which re­lates to this chakra’s self­ac­tu­al­iza­tion su­per­power ($78, 31bits.com).

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