Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities, the energy of the third chakra or Manipura in Sanskrit is mobilized when we assert ourselves in the world. The third chakra is the center of willpower. While the Sacral chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment, the third chakra is all about the perception of who you are.
The gift of this chakra is sensing your personal power, being confident, responsible, and reliable.
The third chakra is the center of your self-esteem, your willpower, self-discipline, as well as warmth in your personality.
The energy of this chakra allows you to transform inertia into action and movement. It allows you to meet challenges and mover forward in your life.
Where is the Solar Plexus ?
The Solar Plexus Chakra, located between the navel and solar plexus, is the core of our personality, our identity, of our ego it is a source of personal power and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. The Manipura chakra also controls metabolism and digestion. Manipura serves as a maintenance center which is crucial to life and well-being--the fire energy that drives us.
Key characteristics of the Solar Plexus
It means consciously harnessing the energy of the solar plexus chakra. It means being proactive rather then reactive or inactive.
Identity: Is the core of your personality and identity, this chakra allows you to bloom into your authentic self and discover who you truly are.
Personal Power : This empowers you to take control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
Willpower: Working with your personal power, your solar plexus chakra gives you the willpower and self-discipline to get things done.
Confidence: The solar plexus chakra is responsible for your self-esteem and how you view yourself. It also gives you the confidence to make decisions and feel self-assured.
Intention & Action: This chakra gives you the power to transform your thought into action.
What is Solar Plexus Chakra Healing?
When you have clear goals, desires, and intentions, you can move forward to achieve them. Each small step you take while honoring the larger intention helps to strengthen your third chakra. The fire within, called Tejas in Sanskrit, is the same fire in the Ayurvedic dosha Pitta. A person with strong Pitta has that inner drive to propel them forward toward their goals.
To heal the solar plexus chakra, you can wear a bright yellow shirt, or a scarf, throws for the living room or bedroom and add a new pop of color to your life that way. Given the location of this chakra, wearing yellow tops is extra effective. You can also paint a water bottle bright yellow, and drink water from this bottle for a few weeks.
Talking about the sun, sunbathing is an excellent practice for those with an undercharged third chakra. Take breaks at work and go outside. Or go to the beach if you live nearby. (Use sunscreen and limit the time you spend under the sun to avoid getting burns). If you are a yoga practitioner, get a bright yellow yoga mat and practice outdoors to soak the sun in.
Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations..
I love and accept myself.
I stand up for myself.
I am strong and courageous.
I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect.
I choose the best for myself.
I express myself in a powerful way.
I am proud of my achievements.
I honor my self.
I choose healthy relationships.
I am authentic.
I direct my own life.
I appreciate my strengths.
I feel my own power.
I am free to choose in any situation.
I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
I am at peace with myself.
I am free from power struggles.
I am free from limitations from others.
I am positive.
I release judgement of others.
I release judgement of myself.
I am free from the need to be in control of everything in my life.
I am free from the need to always be right.
I have high self-esteem.
I am motivated to get things done.
I manifest with ease and grace.
I use my power for good.
I am open to new ways of doing things.
I am in control of how I respond to situations, and the rest
I surrender. I embody confidence and inner peace.
I rule from a place of authentic power and control.
I set boundaries with ease as an act of self-care and self-respect.
Solar Plexus Chakra Meditation
Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
When you are in a comfortable position, close your eyes and begin deep breathing.
Breathe in and count to 12 and hold slightly then release.
Breath out and count to 12 while releasing your breath.
Continue to breathe in and out 12 times and keep your eyes closed.
You can begin to breathe in and out deeply and slowly.
Allow your body to relax.
If your mind is starting to wonder, gently bring your mind back to your meditation.
Visualize a small fire in the middle of your abdomen.
Continue to visualize this small fire and then see it getting larger a little bit at a time.
Feel the warmth from this fire inside of the middle of your abdomen.
Meditate on this fire as it gets larger and feel the warmth within your entire abdomen.
Stay in this meditative state and remain focused on your internal fire.
This is your internal flame and you must become one with it.
As you meditate watch your internal flame grow and become brighter.
Imagine it is becoming stronger and brighter and its warmth is comforting you.
Stay in this meditative state for 15 minutes and continue to relax.
When you are done gently become aware of your surroundings.
Open your eyes and take in how you feel from the meditation.
When you are done with your meditation, take your time to become aware of surroundings before you get up. Notice the difference in the way feel now to before you meditated.
Sounds for Solar Plexus
Mantra for the Manipura vibration is “Ram” (pronounced “rom”). To get the greatest benefit from this mantra, focus on the vibration. Vocalize “Ram” at a slow and steady pace, feeling the sound coming from your throat rather than your mouth. Above all, the most direct way to awaken the vibrant, personal power within your Solar Plexus, is through sound frequencies. The most powerful is the Solfeggio frequency of 528 Hz. This Solfeggio tone is reputed to facilitate “Transformation and Miracles”. Binaural Beats can balance and refresh your Solar Plexus Chakra.
Solfeggio frequency of 528 Hz : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdmvMc7TZn0
Binaural beats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw68gjoKtY
Stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Citrine, yellow tourmaline, Rutilated Quartz and Yellow Tiger’s Eye Yellow topaz, golden yellow labradorite, Sunstone, Golden Topaz, Peridot, Amber,and Pyrite