All of us have up to 114 different energy centers inside of us, but seven of them are the main chakras that most of us are familiar with, namely the root chakra, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the third-eye chakra, and the crown chakra. This article will focus on everything you need to know about the solar plexus chakra. What its meaning is, where you can find it, and what happens when it is unbalanced or blocked.
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What is the solar plexus chakra (Manipura chakra)?
What is the third chakra of our chakra system? Manipura chakra is the name for this chakra in Sanskrit, “the city of jewels, or lustrous gem, when translated, and is often referred to as the naval chakra. This chakra is an energy center that radiates with the masculine energy of the sun and its symbol is of a yellow triangle facing downwards with a flower that has ten petals on it. This chakra is responsible for attracting prana, which is our life-force energy.
Because of its symbol, this chakra is sometimes referred to as the yellow chakra, or the spleen chakra because of where it is found. Having the element of fire, rules over all aspects of our personality, including our egos, and is where our personal power is rooted from.
solar plexus chakra meaning defined
The solar plexus chakra meaning is quite intricate when you look at the meaning of each word individually. Occasionally, the 3rd chakra is referred to as the Celiac chakra. When translated from Greek, Celiac means “belly”, which is why it is called the navel chakra or the stomach chakra. Then you get the second half of its name, plexus, which means ‘”braid” when translated from Latin. This name is fitting for the network of gridwork that connects to your brain that seems to spread out to look like the rays of the sun, giving light to the solar part of its name.
Solar plexus chakra location
Where is the solar plexus chakra, you might ask? Well, being the Manipura, or solar chakra, is located in the belly, right above your belly button, and it sits in front of your aorta which is your body’s biggest artery. The solar plexus chakra location is also near the area where you breathe, right below your diaphragm.
What is the solar plexus chakra responsible for?
The solar plexus chakra is the power chakra and it has quite an impact on our daily lives in terms of how we deal with and perceive ourselves and others. Our freedom of choice, our self-confidence, our motivation, sense of purpose, and your personal empowerment or how much you believe in yourself and your abilities. Our physical bodies also undergo a series of, this chakra is responsible for our gut health. It rules the flow of our digestive system and all the major organs that surround it.
Blocked solar plexus chakra symptoms
There are several physical and emotional symptoms you might experience if your chakras are not balanced appropriately. If you are finding difficulties with the following aspects, you might have a solar plexus blockage to clear out for the benefit of your well-being. The first six symptoms are the emotional difficulties you face with a block. You can also learn how to unblock chakras.
If your solar plexus chakra is blocked, your confidence levels will take a tumble. Your self-esteem will not be where it should be and this will inhibit the way you take action.
On the one hand, having a blocked solar plexus chakra can bring your confidence and self-esteem levels right down, but on the other side of the spectrum, an overactive solar plexus can also make you overly dominant with others, taking over conversations and bossing them around.
Anxiety can be a leading symptom of a blocked Manipuri chakra. This is because your self-efficacy is at a low which causes perpetual stress, which in turn, keeps your fright-or-flight mode on hyperdrive – bringing on anxiety.
Feeling Without Purpose
This chakra is responsible for your personal power and if it is unbalanced you will be left feeling powerless. Because this chakra fuels your physical body and your subtle body with life-force energy, if it is blocked, you will no longer have a source for the energy that will leave you feeling deflated.
When your 3rd chakra is blocked, you might struggle to meet up to your responsibilities, which is all stems from the lack of self-esteem and self-efficacy. This can lead to an overwhelming sense of guilt which your solar plexus is not able to process.
An undying need for being in control is another symptom of your 3rd chakra being blocked, or overactive. This is a repercussion of feeling without any purpose.
How to open solar plexus chakra
As per our previous article, just like when you do sacral chakra healing or any other chakra for that matter, you can also heal your solar plexus.
Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, and Yellow Quartz are amongst the crystals that you can use to open your chakra up so that you can heal it by releasing any negative stagnant energies.
Essential oils are used in aromatherapy treatments for opening your chakra. Some examples of the best oils to use are;
The following four affirmations, taken from throughthephases.com and thepathprovides.com, are brilliant when it comes to balancing your solar plexus chakra. A lot of them have to do with rebuilding or asserting your inner confidence.
- “I am the embodiment of inner peace and confidence”
- “I accomplish tasks easily and effortlessly”
- “I stand in my power”
- “I make my own decisions with confidence and conviction”
Reiki is an unbelievable method for healing your chakras. Give your local reiki healer a call there is bound to be one that is close enough. One great thing about this form of healing is that you are also able to practice it on yourself – with a bit of training and guidance from your reiki healer.
How to balance solar plexus chakra
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The following are some of the specific yoga poses that are helpful with 3rd chakra healing. Remember that an intention can be what really brings your
- Paschimottanasana – Classical Forward Bend
- Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
- Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Spinal Twist
the solar plexus color is yellow, like the sun. A great way to tune your 3rd chakra towards harmony and balance out the energies is by closing your eyes and visualize or imagine the color yellow radiating inside your mind’s eye. Let the color engulf you.
Citrine, yellow sapphire, honey calcite, and amber are amongst the crystals that are good for balancing your 3rd chakra. These can be incorporated into a reiki session, your daily meditations, as well as worn as protective and healing jewelry.
The solar plexus is a chakra of fire, this means it thrives off heat. Get yourself into gear and rev up your exercise routine into a heat-generating fitness workout. Remember to focus the attention of the heat you create on burning away blockages from your solar plexus.
Meditations are one of the most versatile and helpful methods for healing your body, mind, and spirit. You can use its method for healing all of your chakras, but remember to focus the energy on the specific chakras location. For the solar plexus chakra healing meditation, sit in a quiet room, breathe in deeply, and imagine a white light surrounding you. You can visualize a connection from the sun straight to your solar plexus. Imagine the sun’s fire energy burning away any old, negative energy and replacing you with new energy. Make sure to set an intention for a balanced and healthy lifestyle before you finish.
Other solar plexus chakra healing methods
How to heal solar plexus chakra using some other, slightly less conventional methods. Sometimes these methods are not as easy to achieve as the methods from above, but some find them most helpful in bringing balance and harmony to their 3rd chakra.
Certain frequencies, like the Solfeggio frequencies, are beneficial when it comes to healing your chakras. When it comes to solar plexus chakra healing, the fire chakra benefits from the frequency of 528 Hz, others also swear by the frequency 364 Hz.
Change in Diet
One of the best ways to achieve 3rd chakra healing is by changing your diet. You are what you eat, so let’s take that into account – especially with your chakras. We recommend limiting your sugar and saturated fats, but not the good fats! All foods that support your gut health should be on the top of your shopping list. A change in diet will also help you with heart chakra healing.
Our conclusion/Final points/Key takeaways
There are many reasons why you should be concerned with each of your chakras- a happy chakra network means happier you. For your solar plexus chakra, healing is mightily important for you to function better with the external world. You will accomplish your goals easier and judge yourself less. If you are unsure if your solar plexus is blocked or not, you can try our chakra test to gain more insight.
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How do you massage your solar plexus?
You can massage your solar plexus by using your index finger and middle finger. place them in the middle of your rib cage, at the top of your stomach. Move your fingers lightly in a clockwise circular motion to release any built-up tension.
What frequency is the solar plexus chakra?
This chakra vibrates at a frequency of 528 Hz.
What happens when the solar plexus opens?
Each of the 7 Chakras will have a different effect once opened. When you are opening a chakra up so that it can be cleansed of old energy, you might experience intense symptoms of the energy that is being released. This means you might feel a flash of sadness or anger or even anxiety. Understand that this is temporary and the good feelings will flow in with the fresh energy.
- iokplus.com – https://biokplus.com/blogs/news/restoring-your-digestive-health-with-the-balance-of-the-3rd-chakra#:~:text=Blocked%20Solar%20Plexus%20Chakra&text=Other%20physical%20symptoms%20of%20solar,to%20emotional%20distress%20as%20well.
- chakrakey.com – https://www.chakrakey.com/chakra-frequencies-and-correlations-2/
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