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Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): A Detailed Study | [Bonus] Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): A Detailed Study | [Bonus] Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

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In Sanskrit, the solar plexus chakra, or Manipura, means “city of jewels.” It is the centre of personal strength and is located in the upper belly at the diaphragm. Personality, ego, and identity, as well as personal freedom, choice, and authenticity, are all governed by this chakra.

Motivation, willpower, and purpose are all aspects of the solar plexus chakra that arise from one’s sense of personal efficacy. The solar plexus chakra is also linked to self-esteem and self-perception. This chakra also oversees the digestive system and its organs, therefore it has jurisdiction over the emotional brain of the gut as well as stored emotions.

The colour yellow (and/or gold) with a downward-pointing triangle within a ten-petaled flower represent the solar plexus chakra, which has masculine energy. The solar plexus chakra is connected to fire (as well as the sun) and has the mantra “I can.” 

You’ll feel a sense of wisdom, decisiveness, and personal strength when your solar plexus chakra is balanced. The emotion that arises is similar to a wise warrior heading into combat, hence this chakra is also known as the personal power chakra or warrior chakra. The guy is confident in his ability to prevail and wise enough to recognize the personal truth for which he is fighting. When the solar plexus chakra is out of harmony, we may experience feelings of insecurity, confusion, and anxiety about what other people think of us. Because this chakra radiates around your digestive system, it can cause physical problems with your liver, stomach, and respiratory systems if it is out of harmony.

Basics of Solar Plexus Chakra

Influence: Self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem are all under control.

Location: Located in the upper abdomen, near the stomach.

Element Fire

Colour Yellow

Seed Mantra:  Ram

Symptoms of a Misaligned or Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra include:

An overactive solar plexus chakra might cause the following symptoms:

  • Short-tempered
  • The desire to rule and micromanage
  • Greediness
  • Lack of empathy or compassion

The following symptoms may occur if the solar plexus chakra is underactive:

  • Indecisiveness
  • Feeling uneasy
  • Low self-assurance
  • Feeling desperate

Symptoms of a misplaced solar plexus chakra include:

  • Nervous system issues can cause fatigue
  • Abdominal discomfort and digestive system diseases

How to Open and Unblock Your Solar Plexus Chakra:

There are several ways to open and unblock your solar plexus chakra.

Because the colour yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra, eating yellow fruits and vegetables and wearing yellow clothing will aid in the opening of this chakra. This chakra benefits from any type of physical activity, such as yoga or any other form of exercise. Going outside and soaking up some sunshine would also be beneficial. The methods listed below can help you balance your solar plexus chakra in your daily life.

Practice meditation

Meditation can help you regulate your solar plexus chakra (Manipura). To begin, simply follow these simple instructions. To clear the energy of your solar plexus chakra, try this guided meditation.

  1. Keep your arms by your sides and focus your attention within for a few moments.
  2. Breathe slowly, steadily, and deeply.
  3. Take note of the earth beneath your feet as well as the space above you.
  4. Slowly raise your arms to the sky as you breathe in. Imagine a bright yellow ball in the centre of your abdomen, which is where this chakra is located. As you exhale, lower your arms.
  5. Continue to flow in this manner, focusing on the chakra energy expanding and becoming more vibrant with each breath you take.
  6. Keep your arms high and breathe once the brilliant light has engulfed your entire body.

Embrace a strong sense of personal strength and a robust sense of self-assurance.

Engage in Yoga

Yoga poses along with focused breathing help to physically, intellectually, and emotionally alleviate tension in the solar plexus chakra. Warriors poses (Veerabhadrasana/virabhadrasana) will help you gain confidence and align your third chakra. Sun salutations in the warriors posture warm the body and connect it to the sun’s burning energy. Boat position, also known as Navasana, is an excellent posture for strengthening abdominal muscles, balancing digestion, and instilling a sense of personal empowerment, all of which are associated with the third chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

Create your own personal affirmation to strengthen the energy of your solar plexus chakra. Try these affirmations that are both positive and powerful:

I am a brave and strong woman.

My strength comes from inside; I can accomplish anything; I am ambitious and capable; I am inspired to pursue my goals; I am empowered and empower others; I advocate for myself; and I am proud of my accomplishments.

The only thing I have control over is my reaction to a situation.

Ram will open and cure your solar plexus chakra by chanting seed vibration mantra (bija mantra).

Consume foods that stimulate the chakras.

The third chakra governs our personal power, including our willpower, confidence, and sense of direction. Inner calm, confidence, and self-control can all be felt when the third chakra is balanced.

Because yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra, consuming yellow foods can assist in its activation. Pineapple, yellow peppers, banana, corn, lemons, and yellow curries all come to mind.

Whole grains and carbohydrate-rich foods, such as brown rice, oats, rye, sprouted grains, beans, and vegetables, can further nourish this chakra. These foods will provide much-needed fibre as well as long-term energy.