What is the Solar Plexus Chakra and how is it kept balanced?

What are chakras?

Chakras are the energy centers of the body.
It means “wheel” or “disk” in Sanskrit, and our energy is spining like a wheel based on these chakras.

When all of our chakras are open and aligned, energy can run through them freely, and harmony exists between the physical body, the mind, and the spirit. On the other hand, blockage of chakras can lead to physical, psychological and emotional disorders.

There are 7 main chakras.

What is the Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra?
The Manipura Chakra is very important chaktra to help you feel in control of your life. It’s characterized by energy, vitality, and emotions like ego, anger, and aggression.

– Located at the navel
– Colour: Yellow
– Element: Fire
– Association: Energy, Vitality, Desire, and Power
– Mantra: Ram

What happens when Solar Plexus (Manipura) chakra is blocked or unbalanced?
Physically: digestive problems, liver problems, diabetes, allergies, fatigue
Emotional: depression, lack of self-esteem, anger, perfectionism

Low energy
When your energy is low, it makes you become passive, starting with doubt and mistrust towards the people.
You also believe that you can’t control your life and feel like a victim, blaming your life on others. You always feel anxiety that you’re alone.

Too much energy
When the Solar Plexus Chakra is overactive, you keep a stubborn attitude, get angry and aggressive, and feel the need to control others.

What happens when the Solar Plexus (Manipura) Chakra is opened and aligned?
When Manipura chakra is balanced, it enables you to build self-discipline, high self-esteem, and confidence.
It gives you the power to know what you desire, take actions, and achieve your goals in life. It’s all your responsibility, and you don’t blame others.

How to open the Solar Plexus (Manipura) chakra?
1) Asanas
Boat pose (Navasana)

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

Half Fish Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

2) Meditation
Take slow calming breaths and imagine a yellow-coloured glowing ball three inches below the rib cage that is radiating energy outwards into the whole body.

3) Aroma
Juniper Berry
Grapefruits
immortelle
Lemon
Lemongrass

4) Yellow
Wear gold or yellow.

5) Food
Eat spicy foods
Drink room-temperature beverages

6) Affirmation
I accept myself unconditionally.
I can do everything that I desire
I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect
I stand in my power
I feel ready to face challenges.
The only thing I need to control is how I respond to situations.