The Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus Sanskrit name is Manipura which means “Shining Gem” your solar plexus energy point is like having your own inner sun.  It’s the 3rd Chakra and it’s located above your belly button and below your sternum and it spins a little faster than the first and second chakras. This chakra is associated with self-identity or the ego.  It’s the seat of your personal power, personal growth, self-belief and your self-worth.  It’s also associated with your self-reliance.  This is where the phase gut instincts come from as when this chakra is balanced you trust your inner guidance without questioning and you don’t need anybody’s approval or validation when it comes to decision making you’ll just pursue your goals and aspirations without hesitation.  It’s the seed of your personal power but it doesn’t mean you have power over others.

Colour: Bright Yellow/Golden Yellow

Element: Fire

Body Parts associated with Solar Plexus Chakra:

Stomach, Gall Bladder, Spleen, Liver, Muscular System, Pancreas, Kidneys, Small Intestines

Physical Imbalances:

Digestive Problems, Ulcers, Inflammation, Muscular Issues, Chronic Fatigue, Lethargy, Irritability

Connected to our sense of Sight

Signs when the Solar Plexus Chakra is Underactive:

  • Lack of enthusiasm

  • Lack of energy

  • Struggle to be assertive

  • Easily manipulated

  • No sense of self

  • Low self-esteem and self-belief

  • Blame others and plays the victim

  • Comes across as cold

  • Poor and slow digestion

Signs when the Solar Plexus Chakra is Overactive:

  • Have a fiery personality

  • Bullying, dominating and intimidating behaviour

  • Excessive Energy and finds relaxing very difficult

  • Controlling, manipulative and calculating behaviour

  • Fierce temper

  • Holds on to resentment and anger

  • Has high levels of heat within the body generally

  • Arrogant

  • Lacks patience and tolerance towards others

  • Irritable

  • Reckless

Signs when the Solar Plexus is in Balance:

  • Know when to be assertive

  • Self-belief and ego are in balance

  • Self-disciplined

  • Enjoys challenges

  • Is driven, ambitious and has will

  • Responsible for your own actions

  • Warm towards others

  • Body Temperature is balanced

  • Balanced energy levels

  • Has a sense of fun and spontaneity

  • Comes alive under pressure

  • Has harmonious relationships with your surroundings

Childhood Trauma that can have an impact:

  • Feeling ashamed

  • Abuse of authority

  • Dangerous environments – Fight or Flight

  • Too much responsibility at a young age

  • Taught to be passive

  • Self-belief seen as boasting

How to Rebalance:

  • Wearing the colour Yellow

  • Having this colour in your home environment

  • Using crystals: Citrine, Carnelian, Topaz, Malachite, Amber and Yellow Sapphire

  • Essential Oils: Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Rosemary, Sandalwood

  • Practice Yoga – Breath of Fire

  • Eat yellow foods e.g bananas, corn, grains

  • Drink herbal teas – full of flavonoids and have great health benefits

  • Step out of your comfort zone by changing daily routines – be disruptive

  • Make decisions for yourself without seeking advice from others

  • Practice mindfulness

  • Adjust your posture by standing tall with your shoulders open

  • Speak up without questioning yourself

  • Have eye contact with people

  • Smile more often

  • Practice high energy exercises to increase fire within

  • Practice deep relaxation techniques to balance fire within

  • Laugh more

  • Take risks

  • Identifying the ‘self’

  • Reiki healing

  • Massage Therapy and Energy work

  • Chanting the seed sound RAM

If we don’t like or love ourselves, we won’t be able to make healthy decisions or find the willpower to move forward courageously.  This makes us vulnerable and attracts people that will manipulate.  People with weak Solar Plexus Chakras have low self-esteem and therefore will attract relationships and occupations that will reinforce or reflect this weakness. The main function of this Chakra is to provide actual momentum to move forward and realise your personal desires and intentions.  It plays a fundamental part in the development of your personal power and direction in life and the actions you will take to reach your goals which will have a great impact on social status and self-image. The key to a balanced Solar Plexus is finding a balance between your personal power and self-reliance and your relationship with others.

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