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The Solar Plexus, Manipura


The solar plexus symbol

Manipura, Solar Plexus


The Solar Plexus is the 3rd of the seven main chakras. Manipura, which is the Sanskrit name, means “Lustrous Gem” or "City of Jewels", which is representative of its precious nature. The main focus of the Solar Plexus is “Power and Identity” and indeed is the foundation of our personal power, which informs and shapes our identity.


A healthy, open Solar Plexus fill us with confidence, humor, mental clarity, will power, and the personal strength (power) to be able to act on our passions and ideas. In essence it allows us to show up authentically and fully in our own lives.


When the Solar Plexus is out of balance a person may experience low self-esteem, rage, being timid, chronic fatigue, and issues related to the digestion and processing of nourishment.  


Ways to keep the Solar Plexus balanced:


  • Yellow is the color associated with this chakra. Yellow can be used by: visualizing a vibrant yellow color below the ribcage and above the navel in the diaphragm area, by wearing the color yellow, and by eating yellow colored foods. 


AI generated photo of a woman wearing yellow

  • RAM is the seed sound of the Solar Plexus and can be chanted to help balance and strengthen your Lustrous Gem.


AI generated image of girl wearing yellow and sitting in meditation.

  • Gemstones especially resonate with the energy of the Solar Plexus and can be worn as jewelry or carried on your person. Meditating while holding your crystal or placing it nearby can also be a powerful way to bring this energy into your Solar Plexus. Some gemstones to use are citrine (naturel), tiger’s eye, and calcite, however any yellow colored crystal you are attracted to will work nicely. 


AI generated photo of yellow minerals.

  • Essential oils that can be worn (diluted) or diffused in your environment are: bergamot, ginger, or lemon. 


AI generated image of lemon EO.

  • Affirmations are another powerful tool to work with your chakras.  When we begin an affirmation with “I am” we bring the words following into our experience. Here are a few to help with the Solar Plexus: 


Solar Plexus Affirmations
Solar Plexus Affirmations, I can be downloaded :)


  • Yoga is a tool that we can use to help keep our Solar Plexus strong and balanced with the added benefit of contributing to a balance in our whole being. The following asanas or postures are beneficial for the Solar Plexus:


  • Boat Pose

  • Reverse Plank

  • Warrior 3


  • Reiki works wonderfully to clear any blocks and balance this very important chakra.


AI generated image of girl holding yellow heart.

Implementing any of these tools is a great way to help bring stability and balance into your Solar Plexus. You can choose one or two or you can combine many of them to fit what resonates with you and trust that what you are called to include is because it is the most beneficial for you. 

     

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