We’ve made it to the third chakra! The solar plexus chakra (Manipura in Sanskrit) is what gives each of us our unique spark that we bring to the world.
All About the Solar Plexus
The solar plexus chakra is located at our stomach and is associated with the color yellow. It is in charge of our will power, our identity, how responsible/in control we are of our lives, confidence, self discipline, making decisions and our intellect.
It is important to balance our solar plexus because it allows us to feel confident being ourselves, and taking control of creating the life that we want.
Signs of Imbalance
Here are signs that your solar plexus may be imbalanced:
- Being manipulative
- Lack of direction, unsure of purpose in life
- Making plans/having a lot of ideas & not doing anything about it
- Feeling helpless
- Being irresponsible
- Feeling lazy
- Excessive weight around the stomach (pot belly)
- Lack self-confidence
- Seek approval from others
- Super controlling of others
Balancing the Solar Plexus
If you do these practices everyday (or as often as possible), you will feel your inner spark and confident to be yourself!
Chanting the root chakras mantra “RAM” while placing this mudra (hands interlaced, pinkys in front of belly button, thumbs above)
Meditating while envisioning the color yellow at the your stomach brightening with each breath.
*95% of serotonin is formed in our gut. What you eat = what you feel!!*
Eating yellow foods such as: pineapple, banana, lemons, yellow curry, plantains, ginger, yellow squash
Oils such as Lemon, Ginger, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, and Chamomile
Exercise (yoga, chi gong, cardio, etc.)- Try something New-Soak up sunlight-Laugh-Trust gut feeling-Spend time alone-Be mindful while grooming-Learn what you enjoy in life-Get your colon moving (it is healthy to poop everyday)-Have a citrine crystal
Affirmations can be spoken out loud or silently in your mind. Affirmations are charged when you state them several times (at least three) while feeling that what is stated is true.
I am confident
I am motivated to get things done
I direct my own life
I am proud of my achievements
I respect myself
With a balanced solar plexus, we feel confidence, motivation, determination, and focus. Shine your special light! <3