Manipura - The Solar Plexus Chakra

Energy, Integrity and Personal Strength.....

The solar plexus chakra is sometimes referred to as the power centre of our body. It is located at the base of the sternum and it relates to the digestive system, the solar plexus, the liver, pancreas, adrenals and the mid thoracic spine. It governs integrity, the ego and the development of personal power. In Sanskrit, Manipura literally translates as 'full of jewels'.

A balanced third chakra helps you to be yourself, look after yourself and to have the courage to follow your intuition.

When this chakra is aligned it promotes action and makes you energetic, dynamic and confident in thrive on pressure, but you are not a workaholic.

When it is out of balance energy levels are low, your self-esteem and confidence is diminished and you have a fear of rejection.

If there is too much energy flowing through this chakra then you might find yourself wanting to be in control of everything, often grumpy and uncooperative and having no patience.

Below you can see the specific associations with the Manipura:

Colour Yellow
Element Fire
Animal Goat
Sound RAM

Is Your Solar Plexus Chakra in Balance?

Physical health problems may include:

Digestion problems, ulcers, liver and gall bladder challenges, fatigue.

Emotional health problems may include:

Hate - for others and yourself, anger, fear, indifference, a need for power and control.

The best essential oils to use with this chakra are uplifting, soothing and those that help with the digestive system, liver and gall-bladder.

Here are some good oils to help balance the manipura:

Remember, Lavender is useful for all seven main chakras.

Fire is the element associated with this chakra, so using some drops of essential oils in an oil burner is particularly effective! Also burning candles can be very beneficial.

Finally, here are a few quotes I came across which, for me, sum up the solar plexus chakra........

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
~Edmund Hillary~

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~

Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.
~Janis Joplin~

He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.
~Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching~

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