The Solar Plexus chakra, also known as Manipura, is the third of the seven chakras. Located just above navel, this chakra governs the energies of individuality, and is the one chakra responsible for us developing our “sense of self”. The Solar Plexus Chakra helps us form relationships we build with others.
Manipura determines how we see and interact with the world around us, how we build connections with the people we engage with and is responsible for our beliefs about our place in the world.
Open And Balance Your Personal Power With Manipura Chakra
The word “Manipura” in Sanskrit means “lustrous gem of the city”. The reason for the name is because the body’s 3rd Major Chakra is linked to the natural world element of Fire.
Manipura energy is associated with our self-esteem, our sense of purpose, and our internal viewpoints of personal identity.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the energy which forms your personal ability to love yourself.
Manipura allows the development of attributes which enable self-honoring. It brings to us the self realization that we must give dedicated time and energy to us!
We begin to truly understand that without acceptance of self love and a failure to recognize our own personal worth makes it impossible for us to give, or understand how to give, appropriate love to others.
Navel Chakra Energy Overview
Lets start by looking at where the solar plexus chakra is located, its energy and associations.
Zodiac signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
When In Balance: Wisdom, Clarity and Self Esteem
Sound Tones: Notes “E” & “Eb”
Coloration: Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow
Meridians: Stomach, Spleen, Small Intestine, Gall Bladder, Liver
Location: Solar plexus
Physical Body and Health Functions of The Chakra include: Liver, digestive system, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system, muscles and lower back
Associated Glands: Pancreas and adrenals
Emotional Energy Component: Shame
Solar Plexus Chakra Purpose: Transformation
Linked Basic Rights: To act and to be an individual
Signs and Symptoms The Solar Plexus Chakra Is Blocked Or Out Of Balance
When Manipura is out of balance and alignment physical symptoms related to digestion can arise.
These issues can manifest in many ways which include our body’s ability to process nutrients properly leading to constipation, poor bowel health and even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Imbalance of our body’s 7 chakras (energy center) when associated with the Manipura chakra can also lead to physical illness such as the development of eating disorders, ulcers and diabetes.
You may also develop health issues related to the pancreas, liver, and colon.
Why It Is Essential To unblock and Heal The Solar Plexus Chakra
When this chakra is out of balance and not aligned with the other centers we may struggle to accept or understand our own power.
When we do not understand or accept this it can lead to issues when we need to express our individuality or explain our personal values and beliefs.
Manipura allows us to develop positive self identification, however when not in balance we are never sure if we are expressing our own beliefs or that of others, leading to self expression difficulties and low self worth.
Imbalance within Manipura the Solar Plexus Chakra is said to manifest outwardly as one of two behavior mentalities.
Fight Mentality – Aggressive, Overly rigid, Controlling or Dominant behaviors
Flight Mentality – Plays Victim, Neediness, Lack of direction, Jealousy
Imbalance within Manipura means we do not take personal positive action. We place, consciously or not, the needs and desires of others ahead of our own regardless of the personal impact upon our lives.
Why You Need To Balance Your solar plexus chakra
When we achieve energy balance and alignment within Manipura we become empowered. We are comfortable within and accept our own inherent power.
We understand and accept that it is healthy and needed to first develop a sense of self and self love before we offer love to others around us.
With a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra we truly understand and have full sense of who we are and why we are here.
We are able to form a deep understanding of how to live our life as a true reflection of self while also contributing to society in a beneficial way.
Most importantly when we balance Manipura we do not allow others to define who we are and we are not dependent on others for finding our purpose and personal happiness.
Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations for the solar plexus are powerful statements that can help heal and balance the third chakra. Associated with personal power and confidence, the solar plexus’ affirmations reverse negative thought patterns and replace them with positive beliefs.
By repeating these positive affirmations regularly, you can align and balance your solar plexus chakra, allowing for a greater sense of self-esteem, inner strength, and courage.
Some examples of solar plexus chakra affirmations include:
- I am confident and capable.
- I trust myself to make the best decisions for me.
- I am deserving of success and happiness.
- I am worthy of love, success, and abundance.
- I radiate confidence, positivity, and inner strength.
- I trust my instincts and make decisions with clarity and conviction.
- I am in control of my own life and embrace my personal power.
- I release all fears and doubts, allowing my true potential to shine.
- I attract positive opportunities and surround myself with supportive individuals.
- I honor and respect myself, valuing my unique talents and abilities.
These affirmations help to open your solar plexus chakra and align it with other chakra system energies. They empower you to step into your true power and embrace your authentic self. By incorporating these affirmations into daily practice, you can harmonize and activate your solar plexus energy, leading to a more balanced and harmonious life.
Balance The Solar Plexus Chakra Meditation
Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can fully relax, allowing yourself to let go of any distractions or worries.
Close your eyes and take a deep, cleansing breath in, feeling the coolness of the air entering your lungs. Exhale slowly, releasing any tension or stress. With each breath, feel yourself becoming more relaxed and centered.
Visualize a radiant, golden ball of energy located just above your navel, in the area of your solar plexus. This ball of energy represents your solar plexus chakra, glowing brightly and filled with vitality. Take a moment to observe its color, shape, and intensity.
Now, imagine this ball of energy expanding and growing larger with each breath. Feel its warmth and power increasing as it fills your entire abdomen, bathing it in its healing light. Allow yourself to fully absorb this energy, knowing that it is here to harmonize and restore balance within your solar plexus center.
As the energy flows through your solar plexus chakra, envision it dissolving any blockages or imbalances that may be present. See any stagnant energy being released and transformed into pure, vibrant light. Visualize this light moving along your spine, down into the sacral chakra, then the root chakra.
See it moving up, through your body, into the heart chakra, the throat chakra and nourishing every cell it passes through. Up it travels into your third eye chakra and finally the crown chakra. Notice this energy healing every chakra, and as it spreads throughout you have a strong sense the energy of the solar plexus is bringing all other chakras into perfect alignment.
Now, focus your attention on your breath. Inhale deeply, drawing in the energy of confidence, empowerment, and inner strength. As you exhale, release any self-doubt, fears, or limitations that may be holding you back. With each breath, feel your solar plexus chakra is in balance, vibrant, and aligned.
As you continue to breathe deeply, repeat the following affirmations as a mantra silently or out loud, allowing their positive energy to resonate within your 3rd chakra:
- “I am confident and capable, embracing my power.”
- “I trust in myself and my abilities to navigate through life’s challenges.”
- “I release all fears and doubts, allowing my true potential to shine.”
- “I am worthy of success, abundance, and love.”
- “I honor and respect myself, valuing my unique talents and abilities.”
- “I radiate positivity, inner strength, and self-assurance.”
- “I am in control of my own life, manifesting my dreams and desires.”
Continue to focus on your breath and repeat these affirmations for as long as you feel comfortable. Feel the energy of your solar plexus chakra expanding and radiating throughout your entire being, filling you with confidence, empowerment, and a deep sense of self-worth.
When you are ready, slowly bring your awareness back to your surroundings. Take a moment to give gratitude for this meditation and for the healing energy that is still flowing from above the belly button. Carry this sense of empowerment with you as you go about your day, knowing that this yellow chakra energy can be called upon whenever needed. You are in control of your own life and that you possess the inner strength to achieve anything you set your mind to.
Open your eyes, feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and aligned with your solar plexus chakra’s energy.
Heal your Solar Plexus Chakra with Essential Oil
Essential oils have long been recognized for their therapeutic properties and ability to support the body’s energy centers. There are several oils associated with the solar plexus, each able to clear blockage on an emotional and physical level. The seven essential oils that can help you harmonize and heal your solar plexus chakra are:
- Bergamot: Known for its uplifting and refreshing qualities, bergamot promotes confidence, motivation, and self-acceptance. It invites a sense of inner strength and courage, helping you overcome self-doubt and fear.
- Lemon: Bright and invigorating, lemon is known to enhance mental clarity and increase personal power. It stimulates the mind, promotes focus and self-assurance, and encourages a joyful outlook on life.
- Ginger: With its warm and spicy aroma, ginger stimulates energy flow within the solar plexus chakra. It supports confidence, motivation, and digestive health, assisting in releasing any stagnant energy and promoting a sense of empowerment.
- Ylang Ylang: This exotic and floral oil is known for its ability to balance emotions and uplift the spirit. Ylang ylang promotes self-love, inner peace, and harmonizes the solar plexus chakra by instilling a sense of confidence and self-worth.
- Rosemary: With its refreshing and herbaceous scent, rosemary energizes and revitalizes the solar plexus chakra. It boosts mental clarity, enhances memory, and supports self-assurance and focus, allowing you to tap into your personal power.
- Cedarwood: Deep and grounding, cedarwood can help anchor and stabilize the solar plexus chakra. It encourages a sense of self-confidence, strength, and resilience, enabling you to navigate through challenges with a solid foundation.
- Juniper: With its purifying and uplifting properties, juniper supports the release of negative energy, self-doubt, and insecurities. It promotes emotional balance, self-empowerment, and encourages a positive outlook on life.
To use these oils, you can add a few drops to a diffuser, mix them with a carrier oil for massage, or create your own personalized blends. As you incorporate these oils into your self-care routine, visualize a vibrant color yellow and allow this yellow energy to flow freely, restoring your confidence, empowerment, and inner strength.
The 6 Best Crystal Types To Open The Solar Plexus Chakra
1. Lemon Quartz
Lemon Quartz is a stone associated with personal empowerment and optimism which can be used to cleanse, activate and balance Manipura.
It is a great crystal to use when working on self worth and love of self because it enables us to clear and remove negative thinking, thought patterns and mental energy blocks associated with emotions relating to self.
Lemon Quartz clears the aura and removes energies of self doubt which enables us to develop personal confidence, a sense of joy and inner peace.
Physically the Lemon Quartz is said to assist and control cravings for food,
helps with diabetes and can even reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
Lemon Quartz can also be used to increase metabolism which provides us with additional energy and a physical boost. This can also assist and speed recovery after illness, injury or surgery.
2. Yellow Jasper For Solar Plexus Chakra Healing.
Yellow Jasper is a combination of Chalcedony and Quartz, forming a type of silica with a beautifully smooth surface and an opaque transparency.
The yellow coloration found in this crystal can vary dramatically. Ranging from pale canary yellow all the way up to rich deep mustard – deeper shades of the yellow coloration indicate a higher iron content in the stone.
3. Bumblebee Jasper For Manipura.
Bumblebee Jasper is a silicon dioxide mineral which contains sulfur, hematite, ilmenite and other minerals.
It is characterized by the coloration patterns of vivid yellows, bright oranges with black stripes and bands of white-grey.
Both of the Jasper types are known as stones of protection!
The Yellow Jasper is used to activate and balance the solar plexus chakra, and to develop self confidence.
It is also an excellent crystal for times when we need a boost of enthusiasm because the yellow jasper attracts and channels positive energy.
Yellow Jasper aides us to open and stimulate Manipura and enables us to develop a love of life, to build a positive outlook and have confidence in our choices and personal actions.
Bumble Bee Jasper is remarkable because it enables us to clear and remove energy blocks within the solar plexus chakra. This brings forth our personal creative talents and supports us to develop perseverance.
Bumble Bee Jasper helps us to manifest the energies needed for our highest good. It is ideal for chakra healing.
The vibration of Bumble Bee Jasper stimulates our mental body which enhances our mental clarity, brings greater personal awareness and increases levels of concentration.
Both Yellow and Bumblebee Jasper enable us to develop the trust and confidence required to act when we receive “inner prompts” or intuitive signals.
Physically both types of Jasper help to clear the body of any environmental toxins and impurities. This helps us to build a stable and strong immune system.
Both Bumblebee and Yellow Jasper help with physical illness and issues linked with the physical location of the Solar Plexus. They aide in digestion, problems associated with the stomach and assist us develop proper functioning of the gallbladder, pancreas, liver, spleen and kidneys.
4a. Golden Heliodor.
Golden Heliodor is a variety of Beryl and ranges from a bright pure yellow to golden honey yellow colors.
4b. Yellow Heliodor
Confusingly it is the Golden Heliodor (above) which is truly yellow.
Yellow Heliodor actually refers to a group of crystals. This group is formed of any of the Beryl crystals which are yellow-green, light green and yellow-brown in color.
All Yellow Heliodor crystals and the Golden are known as hope stones, due to their abilities to ease irritability, soothe the nervous system while providing relief from emotional burdens and pressures.
Heliodor for centuries was, and still is, used as a talisman for bringing out honesty in others and enabling us to determine any dishonest intention.
Both of the Heliodor Beryls are excellent for attracting positive energies associated with finances and employment. They also enable us to gain a healthy work life balance.
Heliodor also helps us to balance our intuitive and conscious self. This enables us to live in the physical world and also be open and act upon intuitive signs.
Because Heliodor stimulates both our Crown and Solar Plexus Chakras we enable the connection of wisdom and spirituality with the physical.
Both Golden and Yellow Heliodor crystals are perfect for balancing and aligning the Solar Plexus Chakra energies of self belief, love of life, and optimism. They also enable us to act with sympathy and compassion.
Heliodor activates positive energies that give us our sense of hopefulness and allows us to be excited about possibilities. They are crystals of empowerment and optimism.
Heliodor assists us to identify blocks and make positive change in our life. It also helps us identify what change or action is required if we are to accomplish our dreams and goals.
Golden and Yellow Heliodor are the supreme “confidence and well-being crystals” and being affectionately referred to as the “sunshine stone”, making them ideal for chakra healing.
5. Pyrite Crystals For The Solar Plexus.
Pyrite is known as the crystal associated with personal luck and helps us attract energies of abundance, wealth and prosperity. It is linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra healing energies enabling manifestation of our personal creativity and encouraging us to follow our dreams.
Pyrite is an excellent stone of protection as it shields us from harmful thought and negative energies.
It not only shields us from the negative energies of others, it also helps us to become aware of and release our own negative patterns of behavior which inhibit our progress.
Pyrite helps us build personal willpower and emotional strength during challenging times and supports us to take actions which are necessary for our personal growth and success.
This crystal is a must have for Manipura because Pyrite initially clears the Solar Plexus Chakra of all blocks and negativity, then balances and aligns the energies enabling us to boost our personal power.
6. Septarian – Dragons Egg
Septarian is an amazing mix of crystal and rock forms. Both of these create the extraordinary healing properties and energies required for solar plexus chakra healing.
The crystalline structure of Septarian enables us to be positive in our thoughts and actions and gives us strength to stick with positive choices and follow our ideas.
The rock structure of Septarian enables our thinking to be grounded and aides in our manifesting of ideas and dreams by embedding them into the third dimension.
Septarian is another crystal which provides a protective shield for our mental, physical and emotional bodies.
It has a wonderful uplifting energy and instills in us the feelings of positivity, gratitude and joy. This makes the Septarian a great stone for enhancing our personal communication and ensures that we express our emotions with confidence.
Septarian promotes our self-esteem, confidence and lifts our mood. We develop a positive spirit and have enhanced motivation.
Third Chakra Yoga Flow
Another solution to a blocked solar plexus chakra through yoga, is to incorporate specific mudra, asanas or yoga poses into your practice. Engaging in a dedicated yoga flow that targets the solar plexus chakra can also stimulate energy flow and aligns and clears your blocked chakra.
The following yoga postures will bring you balance when if your solar plexus chakra is out of alignment:
Boat Pose (Navasana):
Begin seated with your legs extended in front of you. Lift your legs off the ground while keeping the core engaged. Extend your arms parallel to the ground. Hold for a few breaths, feeling the empowerment and strength building in your solar plexus.
Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II):
From a standing position, step your feet wide apart and extend your arms out to the sides. Turn your right foot out, aligning it with the arch of your left foot. Bend your right knee and gaze over your right fingertips. Feel the powerful energy radiating from your solar plexus as you confidently hold this pose.
Upward-Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana):
Start by lying face-down on your mat. Place your hands beside your ribs and press into them, lifting your chest and torso off the ground. Keep your thighs engaged and shoulders down. As you open your heart, feel the energy flowing through your solar plexus, igniting your personal power.
Bow Pose (Dhanurasana):
Lie face-down on your mat, bend your knees, and reach back to grab your ankles or feet. Lift your chest and thighs off the ground, allowing your heart to open. As you balance in this pose, feel the activation of your solar plexus, unleashing inner strength and courage.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana):
Kneel on your mat with your knees hip-width apart. Place your hands on your hips and gently arch your back, allowing your head to gently fall back if comfortable. Feel the expansion in your solar plexus, inviting a sense of confidence and liberation.
I hope that this post has been of benefit and you enjoyed learning about Manipura and the crystals which help open, balance and heal this vital energy center.
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