Location:

Stomach

 

Affirmation: 

I feel my own power.

Mantra:

Ram

The third chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura in Sanskrit. It is located in the body’s Solar Plexus above the navel. This energy center rules over autonomy and courage. Ever heard someone refer to their “inner power”? Your Solar Plexus is your connection to that fiery spark within, igniting can-do traits like confidence and strength. The seat of our motivation and willpower, this chakra is all about your ability to take action and make things happen. Physically, the Solar Plexus rules over the intestines and pancreas. It influences functions like digestion and metabolism.

When this chakra is in balance, you’re a warrior and go-getter. You see your goals through and create meaningful change. Guided by a clear sense of purpose, you know who you are and you’re willing to face any challenges that come your way. Notably, the Solar Plexus lies close to your abdominal organs: just like we’re often told to “follow our guts” when faced with a decision, a balanced Solar Plexus allows us to make the right choices to go forward.

Out of Balance:

An underactive or blocked Solar Plexus Chakra often manifests as low self-esteem or an inability to make decisions. You might be passive or stagnant, unable to take control of your life. An overactive Solar Plexus chakra can result in aggression, bravado, or controlling behavior. Physical symptoms of an unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra can result in digestive problems or stomach pain. Tummy giving you troubles? It might be your Solar Plexus Chakra.

How to Heal Your Solar Plexus Chakra:

Because the Solar Plexus Chakra rules over action, you can open it by taking a small risk or trying something new. You can also try Solar Plexus Gemstones like Citrine and Pyrite or use essential oils like Lemon and Grapefruit.

Gemstones: 

Tiger’s Eye

Citrine

Pyrite

Essential Oils:

  • Fennel
  • Sandalwood
  • Juniper
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit

Mudras:

Yoga Poses:

Plank:

Harnesses your core to strengthen willpower and improve posture. Stimulates digestion.

Boat:

Strengthens your abs and fires up your core for a boost in willpower. Improves digestion while stimulating the kidneys and intestines.