Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura
The Solar Plexus Chakra is a center of personal strength, learning and comprehension. It guides you through life by creating a strong sense of self, setting personal boundaries and building self esteem and willpower. The ability to bring change into your life and to the world is born within this Chakra.
Representing Color: Yellow
Location of the Chakra in the Body: Midway between the navel and the base of the sternum.
Main Characteristic Associated with the Chakra: Fire is the element of the Manipura; fire purifies the past and energizes progress towards mental awareness and spiritual development. This chakra is where we get our “gut instincts” that signal us what to do when we need guidance.
The Solar Plexus Chakra in balance: A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra boosts self esteem, respect for others, calmness and initiative. You feel friendly, joyful and confident. A balanced chakra helps you live a deeply fulfilling emotional life and take an outgoing and sociable attitude to the world. It helps you feel daring and confident and able to take risks, hence this chakra is associated with the leader, the explorer and the charismatic individual.
The Solar Plexus Chakra out of balance: An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra can threaten your self confidence, and invite concerns about what others think of you. Lack of yellow energy may cause depression and confusion that also have bodily manifestations such as digestive, liver and respiratory problems.
Balance your Solar Plexus Chakra: Ways to strengthen your yellow energy:
- Awaken lost curiosities; develop your photographic memory, do puzzles, pick up an old hobby.
- Regenerate your sense of smell, use aromatherapic extract oils like rosemary, grapefruit and orange.
- Wear a gold bracelet or necklace, or carry with you yellow gemstones like Amber or Topaz.
- Find the time to be outdoors and bask in the yellow energy of the sun.