Understanding the Solar Plexus Chakra
The word “chakra” translates to wheel or disk in Sanskrit. It refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. Each chakra operates at a unique, optimum frequency which determines its color and other characteristics. Each chakra works in harmony with the others to bring you to a complete sense of well-being.
There are seven main chakras which start from the coccyx to the crown of the head. If any of the chakras are blocked then energy cannot flow freely which can lead to emotional and physical ailments. When there is a dysfunction or blockage in one part of the system it has an impact on all of the other chakras. A dysfunctional chakra can either be too open or sluggish because of some emotionally based blockage which typically stems from childhood.
It is vital to clear and open these chakras to allow our body to function as it was designed. Your chakras can be blocked by stress, negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, diet and lack of exercise. You have the ability to unblock your chakras by implementing meaningful change in your life. This will drastically improve your emotional and physical well-being.
The seven chakras are the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and the Crown.
It’s important to understand what each chakra represents and how to keep this energy flowing.
3rd Chakra Solar Plexus Chakra
Sanskrit name: Manipura Meaning: Lustrous gem
Location: Between navel & base of sternum
Mott: I can
Musical note: E
Ruling Planet: Mars & Sun
Developmental Stage: 2 years to 4 years
Life Lesson: Self-esteem/self-confidence
Represents: Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives
What affects it: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem, low immunity and weakness in core muscles
Organs affected: nervous system, liver, upper intestine, digestive system, kidney, pancreas, adrenals glands, middle of the spine, stomach, abdomen, gallbladder, spleen
Associated problems: diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease, peptic ulcer, Celica’s disease, and gallstones
These are the effects on the body from an unbalanced Chakra:
Poor discipline and follow through
Attraction of stimulates
Blaming of others
Need for the last word
Needs constant reassurance
These are the effects on the body from a balanced Chakra:
Sense of humor
Able to meet challenges
Warmth in personality
Respects self and others
These are the emotional ailments on the body:
Sensitivity to criticism
Care of oneself and others
These are the physical ailments on the body:
Anorexia or Bulimia
Healing Exercises: Yoga, meditation, play and have fun, laugh, journal
Healing Foods: Bananas, corn, eggs, grapefruit, lemons, parsnips, pineapple, yams, yellow peppers
Healing Crystals: Aventurine quartz, Sunstone, Yellow citrine, Calcite, Malachite, Amber, Shungite
Healing Fragrances, Incense/oils: Vetivert, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Mandarin, Ginger, Juniper
I accept and value myself exactly as I am.
I appreciate my strengths.
I know I am becoming the best person I can be.
My personal power is becoming stronger each day.
I deserve all the love, respect, joy and prosperity that comes to me.
I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
I am open to receiving all life's good things.
I accept myself completely.
I am full of radiant light and energy.
My personal power is growing stronger every day.
Reiki, Energy Healing and Chakra/Aura Clearing can assist with this.