The solar plexus

The third Chakra.

Where is it?

Located in the upper abdomen, in the stomach area

Other Names

Manipura, meaning ‘lustrous gem’ in Sanskrit.

Meaning: Self-esteem, confidence. Said to govern all things metabolic, digestive or stomach related. This chakra is about the power of being unique while celebrating our continuing connection with all of humanity. It is also linked to the issue of personal power, or feeling in control of ones life.

Colour: Yellow

Essential Oils: Clary Sage, Juniper, Geranium, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Ylang ylang, Lemongrass, lavender, black pepper.

Crystals: Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Amber, Yellow Topaz, Tiger Eye, Yellow Tourmaline

Signs of a Blocked or Imbalanced Solar Plexus

Low self-esteem, lack of trust, weak will, poor digestion, victim mentality, can’t take responsibility. Eating, intestinal or digestive disorders, food allergies, fatigue or depression. Blockages in the third chakra are often experienced through digestive issues like ulcers, heartburn, eating disorders, and indigestion. It’s the chakra of our personal power. This means it’s related to our self-esteem and self-confidence.

How to Unblock or Re-Balance

The word ‘Root’ refers to the foundations of trees – it’s what keeps them alive, stable and grounded. Therefore, any kind of grounding practice will help clear and re-align your Root Chakra.

  • Have a professional energy healing session, either Reiki or Prana.
  • Guided mediations or visualisations are always good, and they are easy to find on YouTube. Just set your intention to heal and be brave enough to deal with any old emotions or memories that may bubble up.
  • Burning or diffusing oils or candles. Perfect Potion (https://www.perfectpotion.com.au/) suggests oils that help build confidence and protect against negative influences, such as:
    • Aniseed
    • Atlas cedarwood
    • Roman chamomile
    • Frankincense
    • Ginger
    • Grapefruit and lemon
    • Juniper berry
    • Rosemary
    • Peppermint
    • Pine
    • Vetiver
  • Using sound healing. The Solfeggio Frequency for the Root Chakra is 528Hz. (Google ‘Solfeggio Frequency’ or you can search for it on Spotify) or listening to any music that is mentally stimulating, like chimes or horns.

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