Solar Plexus Chakra: Guide and 5 Tips for its Balance
Solar Plexus Chakra: Tips for your healing
Normally known as the third Chakra, Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra, this is a commonly blocked chakra for most people.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center and the one in charge of your self-esteem, your personal power and your identity. Located just below your ribs and just above your belly button, it is responsible for building your confidence, controlling your metabolism, improving your effectiveness and making you want to do things. In addition, it has a great influence on the digestive system.
It is easy for the Solar Plexus Chakra to be blocked, given the number of options that life throws at us. When you don’t know what you want, when you are afraid of making the wrong decisions or when you need the help of other people to continue on your path, the Solar Plexus Chakra gets blocked.
Next, we will see techniques and ways in which to balance our Manipura Chakra and enjoy the strength, courage and confidence that we deserve.
To gather more information about the Chakras, we recommend that you read our article about Chakra Yoga.
Location: Three fingers above the navel
Sanskrit name and meaning: Manipura. It means city of jewels or seat of gems.
Organs: Bladder, sciatic nerve and reproductive organs.
Principles: Identity and personal power in addition to the configuration of being.
10 signs of an unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra:
With these signs, you will be able to check how unbalanced your Solar Plexus Chakra is. Take five minutes to reflect on them and see if your Chakra needs a little help. We can talk about a slight imbalance when you feel identified with more than 3 or 4 statements:
- You constantly feel fatigued and tired.
- You have problems with food that usually lead you to eat too much and without discipline.
- You tend to manipulate others as you feel powerless.
- You oscillate between two behaviors: being too dominant with respect to other people or feeling insecure and without social skills.
- You lack self-confidence in many areas of life, and you look behind other people you know.
- You tend to seek approval from others and have low self-esteem.
- Your body temperature is usually either very hot or very cold.
- You have addictive and lustful tendencies.
- You have difficulty bonding with other people.
- You tend to form loving relationships of dependency.
If you have already read any of our guides to balance the chakras (Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra), you will know that the energy centers can be unbalanced both by an excess of energy and by a lack of it. These are the traits of a Solar Plexus Chakra in each of the situations:
Imbalanced traits: Gas, stomach heaviness, diabetes, hypertension, allergies, stomach ulcers, eating disorders, lack of confidence and procrastination.
Excess energy: you tend to seek approval and an impression on others. We become addicted to work and adapt ostentatious and domineering behaviors. We suffer from a big ego and narcissism that do not allow us to see clearly. (You have to remember that behind every act of superiority and behavior there is a great inferiority complex on the part of that person).
Defect of energy: contrary to excess, low self-esteem is suffered. This causes the person to not trust himself and to need the approval of others. In other words, we could classify them as people with low energy and character.
Actions have normally been done by religions apart from social norms, and the rules have made this Chakra weaken over time since we have been stuck to some norms that have limited our beliefs and our behavior; the phrase or the mantra that we could use is to trust be you and adopt the inner rules.
How to Rebalance and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra
The healing process of the Solar Plexus Chakra must be both internal and external. We have at our disposal several methods and routes that will achieve harmony.
On the one hand, and on the outer layer, we need bodily stimuli such as aromatherapy, healing stones and gems, and yoga postures.
In the inner layer, our allies are meditation and reflection as well as mantras. Granting inner peace is key if we seek to heal our chakras.
How does a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra make us feel?
When you have a strong and harmonious Solar Plexus Chakra, you will be able to feel confident in yourself. You will no longer suffer the problems of doubts and indecision that you have been dragging on for so long. You will exchange aggressive selfishness for a feeling of well-being yourself. And you will trust your skills and decisions like never before.
You will come to the conclusion that at all times, you have the power to choose. Both your thoughts and the way you face life, regardless of the opinion of others. Not only will you feel more confident, but you’ll also have more energy and willpower to create beneficial routines. This will make you carry out your goals, dreams and objectives with enthusiasm and vitality.
All of these perks are too good to pass up. But remember that for this we need a change both inside and outside that does not happen in two days.
You will need practice and patience in addition to the use of methods such as aromatherapy and gems or precious stones in addition to postures, meditation and the recitation of mantras.
Here are some of the best practices for healing and aligning the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils:
The influence of essential oils on the body, mind and spirit can be very helpful if we want to balance our chakras.
Applying these oils directly to the body to energize or relax the activation of the chakras is a practice that has been done since time immemorial.
In the case of the third Chakra, which influences the digestive system, a stomach massage stimulates its harmony. In addition, if we vaporize these essential oils in the environment, we will also be able to influence the different chakras with little effort. That is why it is highly recommended to get an aromatherapy diffuser.
- lemon verbena
Here we leave you a couple of diffusers with very good value for money and all the oils so that you can easily acquire them.
Gems, crystals and stones for the Sacral Chakra:
The color for the Solar Plexus Chakra is yellow. So yellow stones and crystals are excellent for opening the Solar Plexus Chakra. Stones with a completely opposite color also work to combat an over-activated Manipura chakra.
The easiest and most effective way to wear healing stones and gems is to wear them as jewellery. Carrying one of them in our body manages to positively influence our energies throughout the day. It is also effective to carry them in your pocket or place them around your living space.
These crystals and minerals are also effective during meditation and reflection on our actions. If at the time of meditation, we place one of these near the location of the third chakra, the navel, it will provide us with better healing properties.
Yoga postures for the Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
- Utkatanasana (Chair Pose)
To facilitate the practice, you can follow this video by Linda Sol Yoga, which explains very well how to perform the postures for the Chakra Manipura:
Foods to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Food is of great importance in the Chakras but in the Root Chakra, whose sense is taste is perhaps the most important for this aspect.
Include these foods in your diet, and remember not to overdo foods that make you feel heavy or lack energy:
- Golden apples
- Brown rice
- Yellow pears
- Sweet potatoes
Mantras for the Solar Plexus Chakra:
- I see myself aligned with universal divine knowledge.
- I trust my intuition and follow it carefully.
- I have a clear vision of my spiritual path.
- I can see the light in each and every soul.
- I am deeply insightful and intuitive.
With this, we conclude our third article about the chakras. You should already know and know many more aspects of your personality. This is key to achieving balance since knowledge implies action.
Remember that all this information must be read and assimilated calmly. By having 7 chakras, you will be able to see how, little by little, we include new articles, and you will be closer to being able to take full action on your chakras.
To start, choose a couple of methods, both indoors and outdoors and go slowly. Experiment for a while, and let us know how it goes in the comments.
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Originally posted 2022-04-07 15:57:45.