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  • Writer's pictureMairead Flanagan

Radiate your power to the world with a healthy solar plexus or Third chakra.

“Radiate your power in the world,” could say the solar plexus chakra. Characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities, the energy of the third chakra or Manipura in Sanskrit is mobilized when we assert ourselves in the world. Discover its key characteristics and how to make the most of this powerful energy center.

Introducing the Solar Plexus or Manipura chakra

Let’s start by exploring the basics, including the location, color, and symbol of the solar plexus chakra. Then, we are going to look at possible signs of imbalance in the third chakra and what to do to heal your solar plexus center and restore its balance to its optimal state.

Chakra Key Elements

First, we’re going to look at the Solar Plexus chakra basics:


In the solar plexus area (upper part of the belly, where your diaphragm rests); it is the third chakra from the bottom in the traditional system counting 7 chakras

Color: Yellow (higher frequencies of this chakra can turn into golden yellow)

Symbol: A circle with 10 petals in which is inscribed a downward-pointing triangle

Original name in Sanskrit: Manipura



Additional elements used in modern energy healing practices are healing crystals and aromatherapy. If you’re curious, here’s a list of the most common ones:

Solar Plexus chakra healing stones: Citrine, tirger’s eye, yellow tourmaline

Essential oils: Chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, rosemary are amongst the most popular soothing oils

symtoms of a Blocked Solar plexus

A healthy solar plexus chakra allows you to know yourself and live with confidence and strength. Someone with a balanced solar plexus chakra will be able to set boundaries and be assertive without being aggressive. It allows you to know yourself, judging yourself and others fairly but not critically

Since it plays such a fundamental role in self-confidence, an imbalance in the third chakra can cause many problems. Some common symptoms of a blockage include:

Low self-esteem

Inability to set or maintain boundaries


Lack of self-control

Depression or anxiety


The solar plexus chakra is also important for physical health. It is closely tied to digestive health, but a blockage can cause an issue with other systems as well. Common physical symptoms of a blocked third chakra include:


Poor digestion, gas, nausea



Asthma and other respiratory problems


Organ problems, especially in the liver and kidneys

Nerve pain and fibromyalgia

Difficulty gaining or losing weight

Solar Plexus Chakra

What does Sanskrit name “Manipura” mean?

The most common Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus chakra is “Manipura”, which means “city of jewels” or “seat of gems”.

The third chakra is also referred to as:

Solar Plexus chakra




The “power chakra”

The word “nabhi” can be translated as “navel”.

What the Solar Plexus chakra is known for

The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:

Expression of will

Intellectual abilities

The “accounting mind” that categorizes everything, assesses the pluses and minuses in life

Personal power

Ability to establish ideas and plans into reality

At higher levels, it conveys wisdom

The main function of this energy center is to provide actual momentum to move forward and realize personal desires and intentions in the world. It plays a fundamental role in the development of personal power. It feeds one’s direction in life and the actions taken in order to reach your goals. It influences preoccupations about social status and self-image.

Signs your Solar Plexus chakra may be out of balance

On one side, a balanced solar plexus chakra makes it easy to find balance between your personal power and harmonious relationships with others; on the other side, an imbalanced third chakra could undermine your self-esteem and social life.

When the Solar Plexus chakra is balanced, you may:

Be assertive

Exert your will in a way that leads to the expected results somewhat effortlessly

Have harmonious relationships with your surrounding

Imbalances in the third chakra can manifest as

Excessive control and authority over your environment and people

Or the opposite in case of deficiency or blocked energy: Feeling of helplessness, irresponsibility

Being obsessed with minute details, seeing life through a filter of plus and minuses while losing sight of the whole picture

Being manipulative

Misusing your power

Lack of clear direction, lack of purpose or ambition

Making plans or having a lot of ideas without finding efficient ways to realize them

Bio Energ Therapy and Reiki can both be powerful ways to balance your energy and chakra system.

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