Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura – Fire Chakra
Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as Manipura or the 3rd chakra, deals with your will power and it is blocked by shame.
It seems that the Solar Plexus Chakra is the most commonly blocked chakra and can be the cause for a lot of complaints.
Location : above the naval and below the rib cage, in the area or solar plexus.
Purpose (role) : it is associated with self-esteem, self-confidence, raw emotions and willpower. It is our energy center and it radiates vital life energy (prana) through-out our entire body.
Corresponding Organs and Body Functions: digestive function, including the assimilation of nutrients
A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra allows you to have control over your thoughts and emotional responses, set healthy boundaries, and be at peace with your emotional self. Your ego mind will have no influence on your action, when you have a balanced Manipura. You will know and accept your place in the Universe. You will feel a deep appreciation for the people around you and for their purpose in the Universe. When you have a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra, you will experience warmth and joy, feeling that will radiate through-out your body. Your joy and happiness will influence people in your life, too.
Every chakra has the ability to be in balance, to be over-active or under-active, depending on the way the energy flows through the chakra
Having an over-active Solar Plexus Chakra, you may be judgmental or critical, finding the others to be guilty for what you experience. Your emotional problems may be extreme, you may be demanding, rigid and stubborn. Aggressiveness and anger are also signs of an over active Manipura chakra. You may be workaholic and perfectionist, and you tend to be never happy about the things, the way they are, considering that there is also a better opportunity to make things.
On the other side, an under-active Solar Plexus Chakra can cause severe emotional problems. Starting with doubt and mistrust towards the people in your life, continuing with a lot o worries about what others may think about you. You may also ignore your depression and anxiety feelings, and this may give you a loneliness feeling. You may have a low level of self-esteem, searching continuous confirmation and approval from others. This unbalances may lead to unhealthy attachments to people in your life.
These behavior characteristics of an unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra are accompanied by some physical symptoms, as well. The most common “body signals” corresponding to this chakra are: poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hiper and hypoglycemia, pancreas, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, colon and intestinal disease.
In order to start your Solar Plexus Chakra healing process, you need to meditate on the things and experiences in your life, that made you feel ashamed of free expressing your soul. Most of the times, the blockages in this chakra formed over years. The healing process will take some time, so you need to be patient with yourself in this journey. The first step in healing of the Manipura is to be aware of your unbalances.
There are different ways to balance and heal your chakra system. You can try music therapy, color therapy, crystal therapy, aroma therapy, healing affirmations, associated food therapy, bio-energetic treatments, Yoga poses, nature. Each of the earlier mentioned methods, transmit particular vibrational frequencies that help our body and our related chakra align to a natural and harmonized vibrational scheme.
Solar Plexus Chakra Healing and Balancing Therapies
Color Therapy – The corresponding color for Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow. Wearing yellow clothes, watching to a yellow image, maybe a Sun flower image, will help your energetic blockages dissolve. You may also close your eyes and imagine a Yellow light charging the Solar Plexus Chakra. This practice can be productively associated with lighting on a yellow candle. When your blockages in the Manipura Chakra start to dissolve, you will feel a warm glowing
Crystal Therapy – There are several stone types that have a healing effect on the Solar Plexus Chakra. The original vibration frequency of these crystals help the Solar Plexus Chakra to realign to the matching frequencies: Malachite, Jasper, Tiger`s Eye, Citrine, Yellow Tourmaline, Golden Berly, Rhodochrosite.
Healing Affirmations – We already know the power of spoken words. Several affirmations work like mind setters for the brain, helping your body to vibrate accordingly.
“I am strong and powerful in a loving manner”
“I let go of any authority issues I hold within this chakra”
“I see the differences in others as unique expressions that only make this life even more interesting and more colorful”
“I use my drive and passion to improve my life as well as that of others. I attract the help and loving people that I need”
Food Therapy- A healthy and healing diet for the Manipura includes : bananas, granola and grains such as bread, pasta, rice, sunflower seeds. Cheese and yogurt are also proper in balancing this chakra. Spices like ginger, Melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin and mint will also have an opening effect on this chakra.
Nature Therapy- The Solar Plexus Chakra element is Fire. Fire corresponds to the Sun. We spoke in a previous article about the benefits of the Sun-Bathing. Taking a walk out in the Sun is beneficial for charging this energetic center with boosting energy. Watching a camp-fire or an indoor fireplace can have an extremely healing effect on the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Aroma Therapy- There are certain essential oils that activate, cleanse and heal the Manipura Chakra: Rose, rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, rosemary, myrrh, frankincense.
Music Therapy- Corresponding Mantra: ‘RAM’ The Solar Plexus chakra vibrates in harmony to “E” note. Music was always known to have the most powerful effect on our bodies. In a previous article, The Healing Power of Music, we presented the way that musical vibrations help us vibrate to the Natural vibrational frequency. When we say “music” to heal the Manipura Chakra, we may refer to various types of sounds. Starting with the meditation chant “RAM”, continuing with Sound of Nature Music , popular songs chanting about the healing power of the sun, or about the will power. Researchers discovered that Healing and Balancing Sounds For The Solar Plexus Chakra have a 528 Hz frequency