The Solar plexus is the 3rd chakra, also known as Manipura. Located just above the belly button. It is our energy centre and radiates vital life energy, often called prana, throughout our entire body.
The Solar plexus is where our will power comes from; our ability to achieve, self-esteem, raw emotions, and self-discipline are all ruled.
The Manipura not only rules the emotional and mental aspect of your psyche but also your intuition or “gut feeling”.
All parts of the digestive region, including the integration of nutrients, are controlled by the 3rd Chakra.
When this Chakra is in balance you will be in complete control over your emotions and thoughts. Your ego mind will have no annoying influence over your actions. You will know without a doubt, and accept your place in the Universe, have self-love and have a great gratitude for all the people in your life and the uniqueness that they bring to the world.
When in tune, your Solar-plexus will radiate warmth and joy throughout your entire being and to others who come into contact with you.
If your chakra is over-active, you may be judgemental or critical and you will easily find fault in others. You may be demanding and have extreme emotional problems, or stubborn. Often anger or aggressiveness can result from an overactive chakra too. You may also be a perfectionist and can’t settle on something that is already good enough, as has to be better.
If this chakra is under active it can cause severe emotional problems. You may have a lot of doubt and mistrust towards the people in your life, and worry too much about what other people might think about you. You may also run on “auto pilot” avoiding your feelings of depression or anxiety; you may feel afraid or alone when you start to look at what you have been avoiding. You also may feel that you are not good enough and be seeking a constant approval of others.
Physical Symptoms of a Solar-plexus imbalance can be; poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, arthritis, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, intestinal tumours, colon disease.
How to balance and heal the Solar Plexus:
The Solar plexus is ruled by the element of Fire. Taking a walk out in the sun is beneficial. Sitting in front of a fireplace can have an instant healing effect. Even lighting some candles and looking into the flame can help. Wearing yellow clothing too, having yellow flowers like sunflowers – incredible in healing.
Crystals: Citrine, tigers eye, yellow calcite, pyrite and yellow jasper are just a few. My favourite is citrine and wear it on a regular basis as full of positive healing, manifestation towards abundance and a happy colour.
Meditating with any of the crystals mentioned either sitting and just holding in your hands or laying down and placing on and around the belly button will help balance this chakra.
You can also picture the rays of yellow in the sky, earth and water and picture yourself being washed over while standing under a yellow waterfall. I do this with all the colours of the chakras that I work with – 7 that are well known and others that are sitting high above the crown chakra. Once we have discussed the 7 main chakras we will then explore some of the ones not so well known but will share with you.
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