Solar Plexus (Manipura)

The third chakra, the Solar Plexus, drives confidence, autonomy, and inner drive. It is our epicenter and the magnetic core of our personality and our ego.

 

  • Location: Upper part of the belly
  • Sanskrit Name: Manipura
  • Mantra: “Radiate your power in the world” 
  • Color: Yellow 
  • Element: Fire
  • Stone: Tiger’s Eye, Moonstone, and Mookaite Jasper

 

Key Characteristics

  • Motivation
  • Strength, Courage
  • Happiness
  • Expose/express your feelings
  • Confidence

 

In Balance

When the solar plexus chakra is balanced, you have a generally good mood, you are cheerful and optimistic, you respect yourself and others and can honestly express your feelings. You can trust yourself and have the courage to recognize your problems and take real actions to solve them. You are flexible and solve your problems with a calm mind. You do not lose your temper easily – you are calm and confident, so you adopt effective conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies.

 

Out Of Balance

You are unable to work hard and find yourself procrastinating. You may feel repressed and dominated by a relationship you are not happy with or a job you do not enjoy.  You may feel a lack a purpose in life and may feel powerless to self-doubting. You may also may feel helplessness and indecisive.

 

How To Heal

Therapy, support from loved ones, and other healthy activities can help begin the path to healing from the past and restoring balance to the solar plexus chakra. In addition, using essential oils like mandarin, lemon, rosemary and crystals like amber, citrine, golden or honey calcite, yellow sapphire . Eating foods like  yellow peppers, lemons, bananas, and corn. Futhermore, practicing yoga can help get balance your Solar Plexus. Some poses that can balance this chakra are Plank, Warrior III, Bow Pose, Child’s Pose, and Savasana.