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