How to Balance Your Solar-Plexus Chakra
Solar-plexus or 3rd chakra, (the Manipura) is located two inches above the navel. It is your energy center and it radiates vital life energy (prana) throughout your entire body. It is where your Will Power comes from; your ability to achieve, self-esteem, raw emotions, and self-discipline are all governed by the Solar-plexus Chakra. It is where you can have a mental understanding of your emotional self.
The Solar-Plexus Chakra not only governs the emotional and mental aspect of your psyche but also your psychic experiences. Often a feeling of intuition or “gut feeling” in a certain situation will benefit you greatly if you listen to it. All aspects of the digestive tract, including the assimilation 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 or small mind will have no unwanted influence over your actions. You will know without a doubt, and accept your place in the Universe, have self-love and, in turn, have a great appreciation for all the people in your life and the uniqueness that they bring to 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.
Over-active Solar-plexus Chakra:
If your chakra is over-active you may be judgmental or critical – and you will easily find fault in others. You may be demanding and have extreme emotional problems, being very rigid or stubborn (it’s either your way or no way). Often anger, or aggressiveness result from an overactive chakra. You may always be planning to do things, but never doing, and your work or interests become a priority over things you have to do (a workaholic). You may also be a perfectionist and can’t settle on something that is already good enough; it always has to be better.
Under-active Solar-plexus Chakra:
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, this can lead to a need, or dependency on the people in your life.
Physical Symptoms of a Solar-plexus imbalance: Poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, arthritis, pancreas, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, intestinal tumors, colon disease.
Healing the Solar-plexus:
There are many ways to balance your Solar-Plexus Chakra. Below you will find several useful methods; including color, nature and sound therapy.
Affirmation for the Solar-plexus: I am confident in all that I do. I am successful and release my creative energy into this Reality, effortlessly.
Color of the Solar-plexus: The Solar-plexus is associated with the color yellow. Picturing a beautiful yellow sunflower where the chakra is located can have an instant effect. Yellow Candles or surrounding yourself with pictures of yellow things can begin to bring this chakra into balance. You will feel a warm glowing from the solar-plexus when this begins to happen.
Organs/Glands governed by the Solar-plexus: Large Intestine, Stomach, Digestive System, Adrenal Glands, Pancreas, Liver, Lungs.
Crystal Therapy for the Solar-plexus: Malachite, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Yellow Tourmaline, Golden Berly, Rhodochrosite
Nutrition for the Solar-plexus: Bananas, granola, and grains such as bread, pasta, rice, flax, sunflower seeds. Dairy such as cheese and yogurt, and spices that include ginger, melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin and fennel and mint.
Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for the Solar-plexus: Rose, rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, rosemary, myrrh, frankincense.
Healing the Solar-plexus with Nature: The Solar plexus’ Element is Fire. Taking a walk out in the sun is extremely beneficial. Sitting in front of a campfire, or fireplace can have an instant healing effect.
Sound Therapy for the Solar-plexus: The note “E” is what the Solar-Plexus vibrates to; Chanting VAM will begin to bring the chakra into balance.