The Solar Plexus Chakra, also known as the Manipura chakra, is located in the solar plexus area at our core/upper part of the belly under the ribs. This chakra is the element of fire, bringing about feelings of motivation and our power when it is balanced. Making changes, having courage, self confidence, strong willpower, and stepping out of our comfort zones all are apart of the solar plexus. Other meanings associated with the third chakra are self-assurance, self-discipline (no wonder I've been wanting to surround myself in yellow lately), making decisions, and independence.
When this chakra is balanced, you will notice these aspects of the chakra come with more ease. When there is a disruption in the flow of energy, whether it is overactive or blocked, symptoms may range from energetic and emotional to physical manifestations, such as lacking clear direction, excessive control over your environment and people, eating disorders, digestive diseases, and issues related to self-esteem.
An additional tip on how to affect your chakras: pick sheet sets, wall colors, clothing, and all of the things in your surroundings with the colors of the chakras you'd like to balance. I noticed myself gravitating towards yellow clothes while shopping and upon reflection, I really found that I was needing stimulation in this chakra, lacking drive, motivation, and the courage to show up.
Related Organs: digestive organs/system, immune system, liver, pancreas, diaphragm
Crystals you can use to balance the solar plexus chakra are citrine, tiger’s eye, and yellow tourmaline
Because essential oils contain so many incredible chemical constituents, most, if not all, can be used for multiple applications and even span to balance multiple chakras.
Here are some of my favorites to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Suggested Essential Oils & Uses:
There are certain foods that help to balance each of the chakras.
Eating nutritious foods increases your metabolic energy, which keeps the energy flowing evenly. It's also important to build internal heat with movement and sweat. When we exercise more and eat more nourishing foods, our energy flows more smoothly and our self-esteem is improved. The fire of confidence is started slowly, so make little changes in your routine (I highly recommend throwing in a plank pose or two to build up core) and add some of these foods into your diet to start tapping into the power of the solar plexus chakra:
whole grains and legumes, which are easily digestible. spices like turmeric, ginger, and cumin, which are all heat-building but have anti-inflammatory properties. yellow foods such as pineapple, lemons, and bananas
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