SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Sanskrit Name: Manipura
Location: Above the navel, digestive system, autonomic nervous system
Element: Fire (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo)
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the navel and below the chest. It is associated with our personal power, social identity, authority, self-control, influence, social interaction, and personality.
If blocked or unbalanced, one can become indecisive, over-sensitive to criticism and self-image, fearful of secrets being told, or feeling of giving up. It can cause problems with relationships, work, and health because the self-esteem is lower than average. Some health problems could be diabetes, stomach ulcers, indigestion, and colon diseases.
If balanced and running smoothly, one will feel energetic, peaceful, confident, have a sense of inner harmony and acceptance self with a mental understanding of one's life. Intellect, health/stomach problems are improved.
Below are some ways to help unblock and balance the Solar Plexus Chakra with yoga postures, breathing techniques, aromas, crystals, and items to set up on an altar for your practice or daily life.
• Inclined Plane
• Sun Salutation
• Wheel Pose
• Seated Boat Pose
• Warrior I, II, III
• Kapalabhati Breath
• Uddiyana Bandha
• Tiger's Eye
• Yellow Sapphire
Items (for alter):
- Represent goals and sense of purpose in life through objects
- Crystals listed above
- Yellow objects; yellow cloth, yellow candles
- Aromas listed above
- Positive Talk Mirror Meditation
- Core exercises
- Physical movement
- Working to stand up for ourselves, setting boundaries
- Laugh more, watch comedians or engage in something that will bring a smile to your face
- Connect with our inner child
- Avoid being taken advantaged of
- Avoid succumbing to envy
- Work on health + diet