I've Been Hanging Out with My Solar Plexus

I am giving my solar plexus a fair bit of attention as of late through this painting in process and some exploration in anatomy and yoga. The solar plexus is a complex network of nerves located near the abdominal aorta. There are arteries -- the celiac trunk, the superior mesenteric artery, and the renal arteries -- that branch from the abdominal aorta and nourish the foregut, midgut, and hindgut with oxygenated blood. Once you find these arteries, you are in the solar plexus region. Also, the solar plexus is the location of the Manipura chakra, which is associated with fire and transformation. Manipura is a Sanskrit term, meaning city of jewels. How's your solar plexus?



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