The Solar Plexus Chakra
What is the Solar Plexus Chakra and Where is it Located?
The Solar Plexus Chakra or the "Manipura," translating to "city of jewels" in Sanskrit, is the vibrant and focused center of the body that projects and translates our free will into receivable information for the people and places we share our energy with. The Solar Plexus Chakra allows us to exercise our ability to decide for ourselves what aligns with our highest good and what does not. This energy center can be disrupted by many things ranging from our sense of self-worth to what we eat.
Resonating with the color yellow, the Solar Plexus Chakra allows us to understand our personality more expansively and exercise our ego so that it is healthy and manifests what is best for us daily. The Solar Plexus Chakra and its yellow hue can help establish rays of positivity throughout your life and mental state by meditating on things that resonate with the color yellow or with a sense of self-establishment and understanding of your higher self. This chakra is located in the body center above the navel, where the diaphragm of the lungs sits.
What does the Solar Plexus Chakra Do?
The primary function of the Solar Plexus Chakra is to cultivate our sense of purpose and understanding in the world and share that with others in a way that showcases our gifts and abilities. The Solar Plexus Chakra’s placement in the center of the body gives us our center of gravity and the ability to balance our physical and ethereal bodies in the 3-D world. There are many different techniques to exercise and maintain the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra, including stretching and yoga routines, a diet rich in yellow foods, and affirmations that reestablish a baseline of positivity and confident projection in your life.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is also a key driver of personal growth and development. Learning new skills, discovering new perspectives, and unlocking new parts of our being; all fall under the influence of the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is the engine that drives our potential for change, both within and without.
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What Are the Signs of a Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra?
The Solar Plexus Chakra is in a central location on the body that is prone to discomfort and digestion issues, spinal tension, and issues with balance that make it susceptible to being blocked or imbalanced frequently. Not only is it at a central physical location, but its function in our lives can cause imbalance or blocked energy to build up inside the chakra. There are many symptoms or side effects that you may experience from a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra.
An imbalanced or blocked Solar Plexus Chakra can disrupt our spiritual and physical health and express itself in things like an upset stomach, anxious tension in the abdomen, an inability to voice one’s truest or deepest thoughts and opinions, or a sense of imbalance or instability in the body. A blockage in the Solar Plexus Chakra could also cause various other issues, including disruption in the central area of the body or the energy of willpower and self-identity. There are a lot of different remedies to a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra, including resonating and meditating on things that are the bright and vibrant yellow hue expressed by the solar plexus chakra, eating an abundance of yellow foods like bananas and yellow onions, using daily affirmations as a way to solidify your mental state and your view of yourself and your place in the world. Also, it helps to engage in exercises like yoga and stretching that target the abdominal area and core to strengthen the physical body and your mental ability to understand your own strength.
How do I Unblock my Solar Plexus Chakra?
Fortunately, there are a ton of different remedies to a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra. These include resonating and meditating on things that are the bright and vibrant yellow hue expressed by the Solar Plexus Chakra. Try things like eating an abundance of yellow foods like bananas and yellow onions, using daily affirmations to solidify your mental state and your view of yourself, and making it a regular habit to visualize your place in the world. Also, it helps to engage in exercises like yoga and stretching that target the abdominal area and core to strengthen the physical body and your mental ability to understand and wield your own strength.
Chakra Healing Meditation for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Here's a beginner’s guide on how you can perform a cleansing meditation for the Solar Plexus Chakra:
Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can sit undisturbed. Take a seat, ensuring your spine is straight, and your shoulders are relaxed. Place your hands on your abdomen, with your palms facing downward.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, allowing yourself to relax and let go of any tension. Feel your body settling into a state of calmness.
Visualize a bright, radiant yellow light at your solar plexus, which is located in the upper abdomen. Envision this light growing stronger and brighter with each breath you take.
As you focus on the yellow light, imagine it infusing your Solar Plexus Chakra with its vibrant energy. Visualize any stagnant or negative energy being dissolved and replaced with confidence and personal power.
With each inhale, feel the yellow light expanding throughout your entire abdomen, nourishing and balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra. Experience a sense of empowerment and self-assurance as the energy flows through you.
Repeat positive affirmations that resonate with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Use statements such as, "I am confident and empowered" or "I embrace my personal power and make choices that align with my highest good."
Stay in this meditative state, focusing on the sensations in your abdomen and the radiant yellow light. If your mind wanders, gently bring your attention back to the visualization and the energy of your Solar Plexus Chakra.
When you're ready to conclude the meditation, take a few deep breaths and gradually bring your awareness back to your surroundings. Open your eyes and take a moment to appreciate the newfound confidence and personal power within you.
Regular practice of this solar plexus chakra cleansing meditation can help balance and strengthen your sense of self-worth and personal power. Embrace the energy of the sun within you, and step forward with confidence and determination toward your goals and dreams.