“center of personal power”, “center of digestion”
•sanksrit name: Manipura (lustrous jewel)
•mantra: be strong
•symbol: downward pointing triangle housed within a ten petaled lotus
•location: directly below your sternum & over the stomach
•corresponding hormonal gland: pancreas
•associated anatomy: stomach, duodenum, gall bladder, liver, diaphragm, adrenals, skin
•characteristics: self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, personal power, freedom of choice
•solar plexus chakra life issues: developing a strong & resilient ego, knowing you are worthy
•affected by: power, control
•physical activities: martial arts, competitive sports, hiking, cycling
•spiritual activities: leadership programs, psychotherapy, drama class, appreciating solitude
•musical note: E
This chakra is linked to the muscles, to fatigue, stomach ulcers, allergies and diabetes.
If the solar Plexus chakra is blocked, then you likely feel easily depressed and rejected and possibly wanting to blame others for your insecurity feelings.
You are an emotional chameleon, always willing to change to suit the needs and wants of others to be more accepted as you need reassurance and to be in the good opinion of others. This only hurts you more as your own sense of self worth fails to manifest as a result.
Most of us are taught from early childhood to repress our emotions and feelings. The rules of society say that we must always be practical and wary. It cautions us against exploitation. We live in a restricted society where people will often take advantage of one another, so this problem is difficult to overcome.
By repressing the solar chakra, you place yourself on auto-pilot and this can cause severe emotional problems among others. Doubt and mistrust will eventually destroy your vitality if this continues. They must both be endured and finally overcome.
Look through the characteristics of both excessive and deficient energy flow;
Excessive energy – Spins fast with no harmony
addiction to security
lots of fire energy
may need drugs to relax
can’t show emotional warmth
sluggish, lazy, tired
Obesity and overeating
lack of tolerance
hoarding, material greed
burnt out, exhausted
ear of change
Deficient energy – Spins slow with no harmony
loss of self worth
feeling inner void
lack of confidence
afraid of being alone
weak inner strength
negative self image
disconnected from gut
poor focus and discipline
Disconnection from body
need constant reassurance
lack of confidence
If the third chakra is imbalanced, you are likely to be a workaholic control freak who never slows down long enough to face feelings of never having measured up to the world as you feel you should have. These feelings likely manifested themselves as a result of your sense of self and self esteem’s growth being impeded as a child due to emotional or physical neglect.
Disorders of the bowel, anus, large intestine.
Disorders of solid parts of the body- bones, teeth etc.
Issues with legs, feet, knees, base of spine, buttocks.
Frequent illness (can be deficient and/ or excessive)