Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura: How to Balance It

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Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra represents your self-esteem, willpower, self-discipline, and personality. While the first two chakras deal with survival and pleasure the third chakra links you with the perception of who you are. Located in your naval this chakra is also referred to as the Manipura chakra.

The energy of this chakra allows you to mold who you are into action and movement, which will enable you to meet challenges and move forward in life. Someone with a harmonious cleared Solar Plexus Chakra will be a natural leader or at least very content with who they are.

The Solar Plexus Chakra Manipura Chakra
Manipura Chakra symbol on a yellow watercolor

Signs that the Solar Plexus Chakra is Off-Balance or Blocked

  • Stomach Issues
  • Feeling Victimized
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Need to Fix Everything
  • Feeling Shameful

When the third chakra is clear and balanced, you feel you can take on the world in a positive way. This chakra opens you to your own power and allows you to use it in a healthy and robust way. This chakra opens you to your own self-worth, encouraging you to take action on your dreams. It also gently guides you to your personal power, helps to raise your confidence, increase your responsibility, and make you a more reliable human being.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is crucial to awakening and usually hinders the opening of higher chakras. The rest of this article will teach you more about the Third Chakra and ways to balance it.

Solar Plexus Chakra’s Color

The vibratory color of the Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow. Yellow relates to obtained knowledge and resonates with the left more logical side of the brain, animating our mental faculties and creating psychological alertness.

Yellow is the lightest hue of the spectrum, the color psychology of yellow is uplifting and illuminating, offering hope, happiness, cheerfulness, and sense of fun. Yellow inspires original thought and inquisitiveness. Since the color yellow is creative from a mental aspect, it encourages innovative ideas and helps you find a better way of doing things. It is the practical thinker, not the dreamer.

All these traits make yellow the perfect color to represent the Third chakra. Incorporating this color in your day to day life will help you to open your Solar Plexus Chakra and maintain a healthy ego.

8 Facts about the Solar Plexus Chakra

  1. Angel Energy comes from Archangel Sarah.
  2. Solar Plexus’s Gift is the empowerment of one’s true self.
  3. The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with your Digestive System, Liver, Gallbladder.
  4. Sun and Mars rule the third chakra
  5. Ram Ah(pronounced Rawm Ahh) is the mantra of the Solar Plexus
  6. Scents associated with the Solar Plexus are Cinnamon, Ginger, Musk, Saffron, Sandalwood.
  7. The fire element is associated with the third chakra.
  8. A downward-pointing triangle most often depicts this chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra’s Crystal

Citrine Element of Fire is the Solar Plexus Chakrar’s crystal. Citrine’s (yellow) energy activates the 3rd chakra opening the inner doors to increase clearer thinking, enhance creativity, and magnifies the power of will and manifestation.

Solar Plexus Chakra's Crystal

Citrine, both natural and heat-activated forms, stimulates the imagination through portals in the third and sixth chakras. Citrine is a stone of great clearing, bringing prosperity and wealth. Citrine activates and harmonizes these energy centers helping to accomplish great inspiration and potential. Citrine opens the channel to communicate with the divine power of God.

Our Silver Cord

The Solar Plexus connects the Silver Cord and the relationship to the Spirit-Self. It joins our mental self, our spiritual decisiveness, and allows for clarity in the subtle body.

The Third Chakra is home to our self-will and our spirit of self-love and compassion. It is also the home of our silver cord, which is referred to as the “life thread” or Sutrama. The life thread links the physical body, the astral body, and the higher self. The silver cord supplies energy to the physical body. If the silver cord is severed, the physical body can no longer be sustained and dies.

Clearing the Third Chakra

Clearing this chakra can tremendously assist in establishing a direct connection to the higher realms, your higher self, and higher power. You will feel a sense of harmony with your surroundings and be able to manifest your wants by exerting your will power more easily.

Signs you need to work on clearing this chakra are:

  • A compulsion to control your environment and other people.
  • Problems manifesting your desires
  • Feelings of fear, self-pity, or laziness.
  • You are manipulative or irresponsible.
  • You abuse the power you have over others.
  • Lack of life purpose or ambition to find it.

If you can relate to any of these symptoms of having a blocked Third chakra then meditate using affirmations and/or citrine. Adopt the color yellow into your life and let go of fear associated with control.

Meditation to Clear the Third Chakra

Allow the tips of your middle fingers and thumbs on both hands to touch gently. Hold them up in front of your abdomen, or rest them in the same position on your lap. Make sure you are comfortable.

Meditation to Clear the Third Chakra
Meditation to Clear the Third Chakra

Balancing this chakra will send energy and balance to the other chakras both below and above it. Your sensitivities to others and yourself will sharpen as you balance your Third Chakra. You will feel more self-assured, and be in control of yourself. You will also notice a much higher capacity in yourself for empathy. 

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmation

  • I let go of the things out of my control
  • I allow the door to open to my soul’s destiny.
  • I am proud of who I am.
  • I claim the gift of divine empowerment, knowing the Divine has aligned my thoughts, my will, and myself with the all-loving universe.
  • My spiritual purpose is now fulfilled, and so it is.

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