The Solar Plexus chakra, also known as the Manipura chakra, is the third chakra, located in the abdomen, four fingers above the navel. Its associated with the element of fire and represented by the colour yellow. The Solar Plexus chakra is associated with the sense of self, personal power, confidence, and willpower. When it is balanced, we feel confident, assertive, and in control of our lives. We are able to make decisions from a place of inner wisdom and we have a strong sense of self-worth. When the Solar Plexus chakra is blocked, we may feel insecure, anxious, or powerless. We may have difficulty making decisions or standing up for ourselves.
Here are some ways to balance the Solar Plexus chakra:
- Yoga poses: Warrior Pose, Triangle Pose, and Boat Pose.
- Meditation: Meditation is a great way to connect with the Solar Plexus chakra and to cultivate feelings of confidence and inner strength.
- Colour therapy: The colour yellow is associated with the Solar Plexus chakra, so you can use yellow candles, crystals, or clothing to help balance this chakra.
- Essential oils: Essential oils such as ginger, lemon, and peppermint can help to stimulate the Solar Plexus chakra.
- Affirmations: Repeating positive affirmations can help to strengthen the Solar Plexus chakra and to cultivate feelings of self-worth.