Solar Plexus Chakra

3rd CHAKRA (MANIPURA)

Desire, Inner Strength, Self Esteem, Self Control

The Solar Plexus Chakra, or Manipura, rules lessons involving fear of rejection, your self-esteem, sensitivity to criticism, a distorted self-image, and fear of your “secrets being found out”. The wisdom of the Solar Plexus involves your sense of personal power and knowing, your personality and your sense of belonging. An imbalance in the Manipura might manifest as poor decisions, poor concentration, trouble taking action and getting things done, and an inability to judge a situation accurately. Imbalances in this Chakra can create feelings that you are more, or less, than other people. Emotional memories are stored within the Manipura, and it is where your ‘gut feelings’ originate, it is the centre of your emotional life, and many are naturally connected to the environment through the Solar Plexus chakra.

The Third Chakra is right above your belly button, at the centre of your solar plexus. Its colour is yellow. It is connected to the Mental layer of the aura. The mental layer of the aura vibrates with, and is formed by, our thoughts, and is a fine, bright yellow energy. It pulsates and thickens when we concentrate and focus our minds.

Chakra crystals such as golden topaz, citrine, amber, yellow sapphire and yellow tourmaline are useful in Solar Plexus chakra balancing.

Among the flower essences and essential oils used to balance the Manipura are chamomile, yarrow, vetivert, petitgrain, peppermint, lemon juniper, and marjoram.

Third Chakra foods are grains, pasta, bread, granola, cereal, flaxseed, rice, sunflower seeds. Dairy foods like milk, yoghurt and cheese, and spices such as ginger, mint, chamomile, cumin, turmeric and fennel.

One of the most direct ways to awaken the vibrant, personal power within your Solar Plexus is through sound.

Solar Plexus Chakra Meditation Music:

Source: chakrahealingsounds.com

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