Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra)

Zoey Adrianna

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra)

The Solar Plexus Chakra, known as Manipura in Sanskrit , meaning "jewel of the navel", is the third chakra located below the ribs. Its harmony depends on a strong grounding through the Root Chakra and enjoyment and passion from the Hara Chakra .

Meaning and emotional connection:

This chakra is closely related to your ego and emotions. It is particularly sensitive to thoughts related to emotions, which can often cause imbalance. It plays a central role in managing our self-concept and self-esteem.

Location and physical impacts:

The Solar Plexus Chakra affects the lower back, stomach, gallbladder and spleen. It is also said to have an effect on the eyes.

  • Color : The chakra is associated with yellow, and including this color in your everyday life can increase the energy in the chakra. Meditate and visualize the yellow color in the solar plexus to balance it.
  • Scents : Lavender and rosemary are particularly effective for stimulating the Solar Plexus Chakra. Using these scents in the form of oil lamps, scented candles or incense sticks can be beneficial

Balance in the solar plexus chakra

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance, we experience a strong sense of self-confidence and personal power. This balance manifests itself in a clear understanding of our place in the world and a confidence in our ability to make effective decisions. A person with a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra appears confident without being arrogant, and has a healthy understanding of their own limits. This inner strength leads to a feeling of calmness and satisfaction with one's life, and an ability to handle challenges with calmness and overview.

Imbalance in the solar plexus chakra

Imbalance in the Solar Plexus Chakra can lead to several emotional and behavioral challenges. On the one hand, the imbalance can lead to an exaggerated feeling of powerlessness, low self-esteem and anxiety about making decisions. On the other hand, the imbalance can also manifest as excessive dominance, aggressiveness and the need to constantly control the environment. In both cases, there is a deep connection between the state of the chakra and our emotional responses to the world around us. The work to restore balance in the Solar Plexus Chakra often involves an in-depth self-discovery and the development of healthy ways of expressing and dealing with emotions.

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Crystals and the solar plexus chakra

The following crystals are recommended for the Solar Plexus Chakra:

  • Amber : Known for its warming properties.
  • Topaz : Often used to promote trust and confidence.
  • Tiger's Eye : For strength and courage.
  • Yellow Calcite : Used for energy and revitalization.
  • Citrine : Associated with well-being and abundance.

These crystals can be used in meditation, worn as jewelry or placed in the home to improve energy flow in the Solar Plexus Chakra.

The root chakra, the first chakra in our system, is the foundation of our physical existence and connection to the earth.

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