Third Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra
Tibetan Note ~ G
The power to be an individual and unique, and celebrating our connection with all humanity
The yellow chakra, also known as the Manipura (meaning illustrious gem/shining jewel) is located at the centre of the body and is the place where physical energy is distributed. It is the centre for unrefined emotions and personal power. It is the centre that gives us a sense of complete satisfaction and contentment. Our creativity is fuelled by our power of will.
Growth connected to this energy centre means you easily “trust your gut” to lead you in a path that supports your divine purpose in life. People who have strong Manipura chakra energy are well aware of their potential and are on the lookout for possibilities at all times. They are clear of their goals and have strong physical cores and willpower. The fire element of this chakra fuels their confidence and excitement for making things happen. This chakra also controls the intellect; it represents mental courage, self-determination, strength, self-assuredness and self-esteem, as well as warmth of personality.
Physically it monitors and regulates your metabolism, upper digestive tract and sympathetic nervous system. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and secretes a variety of substances essential for the effective digestion of food. It also produces insulin, which helps control the blood sugar level. One of the physical dysfunctions of this chakra is diabetes, a disease caused by excess sugar in the bloodstream. There is a further link between this chakra and adrenalin. The associated body parts of the solar plexus include the digestive system and another dysfunction of this chakra is stomach ulcers. To maintain health, use twisting movements and hula hooping!
By strengthening and stimulating this chakra you will reach a state in which you can shake off your fears of rejection, criticism and standing apart from the group and create your own unique identity. One that is founded on self-acceptance, self-respect and the ability to take risks in the knowledge that you can handle any situation with which you are faced. This is a true inner personal power.
When the solar plexus chakra is too open/overactive/congested (chakra spins too fast):
Egotistical; self-absorbed; ambitious; self-driven; warrior; the desire to take control; need to control others and situations; ulcers; migraines; domination; aggression; arrogance; rage; thoughtlessness; anger; controlling; workaholic; judgmental; superior.
When the solar plexus chakra is blocked/weak/depleted (chakra spins slowly or not at all):
Poor self-worth; sensitive; subservient; feel disliked; victim; needing “to do” all the time; poor digestion or digestive disorders; fatigue; insecurity; depression; mistrust; lack of purpose in life; overly concerned with what others think; fearful of being alone; insecure; needs constant reassurance.
When the Solar Plexus chakra is balanced/healthy (chakra maintains equilibrium and spins at correct vibrational speed):
Respects self and others; has personal strength and willpower; spontaneous; uninhibited; motivated; joyful; good self-esteem and confidence; energy to stand on one’s own; desire to express individuality.
* I love and accept myself * I stand up for myself * I am strong and courageous * I am worthy of love, kindness and respect * I choose the best for myself * I express myself in a powerful way * I am proud of my achievements * I honour myself * I choose healthy relationships * I am authentic * I direct my own life * I appreciate my strengths * I feel my own power * I am free to choose in any situation * I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth * I am at peace with myself *