Solar Plexus Chakra (3rd)

Sanskrit: Manipura
Location: Above the navel/belly
Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Verb: I can

In a Word: Empowerment

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Located near the stomach or naval area and it rules our personal power, will, autonomy and metabolism, the third chakra is the SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA also known as the Navel, Solar, or Power Chakra. Although the Third-Eye Chakra is associated with intuition and the Heart Chakra is the center of love, the divine spark for both is felt (or ignited) in this area; therefore, the SOLAR PLEXUS is the center of our will.  It’s the source of our “gut” feelings.

Physiologically speaking, the SOLAR PLEXUS is connected to the biggest nerve center, thus connects almost all organs. When balanced, it gives you strength and provides the ability to hold energy for personal power and emotional control. However, when unbalanced, it produces rage and destructive anger.

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Basic Overview for the Solar Plexus Chakra:

  • Deals with human ego, emotions, and self-love
  • Brings energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power

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Extended Details about the Solar Plexus Chakra:

Color:Yellow
Sense:Sight
Symbol:Triangle
Associated Gland:Pancreas
Associated Organ/Systems:Pancreas, liver, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system (ANS), lower back (sacrum, and muscles
Musical Keynote:E - vocalized as the "o" or "oh" sound in "top" but it's sacred sound is RAM.
Sound:Roaring Fire
Sound Frequency:320 Hz
Qualities and/or Functions:Personal power, social identity, influence, authority, self-control, energy, will, peace, radiance, joy, inner harmony, vitality, and inner strength

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Tools for Working with the Solar Plexus Chakra:

To activate this chakra, consider wearing yellow clothing, eating yellow foods, spending time responsibility in the sun, and drinking solarized water from a yellow bottle.

Gemstones:Amber, Citrine, Infinite, Tiger's Eye, Topaz, Yellow Sapphire, Serpentine, Sulphur, and Yellow Jasper
Herbs:Bergamot, Carnation, Lavender, Rosemary
Essential Oils:Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardomom, Cedarwood, Coriander, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Lavender, and Rosemary
Yoga Poses:Child's Pose, Plank, Warrior III, Bow Pose and Corpse Pose
Health Tips:"Eat five or six small meals a day, each combining a healthy fat (such as olive oil or another omega-3 based fat), a low-glycemic carbohydrate, and a protein. Establish a structured exercise program." (Dale, 2009).

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Healing Meditation for the Solar Plexus Chakra:

Healing & Awakening Meditations by Meditative Mind

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Sources:

  • http://www.peacefulmind.com/encyclopedia/solar-plexus-chakra/
  • https://www.living-one-vibrational-energy.com/chakras
  • https://www.doyouyoga.com/5-yoga-poses-to-balance-the-solar-plexus-chakra-26778/
  • The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cindi Dale (2009)