Today, we’re continuing the Chakra Series, and we’re going to look into the Solar Plexus Chakra.
The solar plexus chakra is the third chakra, and in the Hindu tradition, it is connected to raw emotions like anger, frustration, and intuition. In Sanskrit, the Manipura or the solar plexus chakra means ”lustrous gemstone” and is commonly thought of as the diamond. This chakra is the center of energy for sensitivity and the feelings of power.
You have self-respect when this chakra is balanced, and you also feel confident, calm, enthusiastic, and cheerful. It also relates to being friendly, outgoing, and straightforward about feelings. It ensures that someone is flexible, rational, and can handle problems with a calm and peaceful mind. Its name comes from its location; it is located near the solar nerve plexus.
Functions of the Solar Plexus Chakra
1. Sustaining physical health
This chakra governs the muscular, whole digestive, and nerve system. It also manages the gall bladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, and large intestine.
The cellular respiration is a great responsibility to this chakra. It covers systems and organs in the body that can be visualized with fire, produce energy, function or create movements and cause purification. It even includes the eyes.
The imbalance or blockage of this chakra results in problems with the digestive system, hypoglycemia, arthritis, diabetes, and other physical problems of the organs found around the solar plexus area.
This chakra controls the raw or fiery emotions. These emotions include courage, zeal, frustration, anger, and confidence. It also controls the warm feelings like spontaneity, joy, cheerfulness, intuition, and gut feelings.
Manipura’s imbalance can lead to depression, anger, isolation, frustration, doubt, or lethargy. Clearing and letting go of the negative energies that block this chakra goes a long way in helping it heal.
The solar plexus chakra doesn’t work well with chaos and disorder, so it requires everything to be set up properly and be well organized. It is also beneficial to consider all the aspects of a given situation without condoning.
Not being able to restore order and deal with chaos is an indicator that the solar plexus chakra is imbalanced.
4. Resolving conflicts
To resolve conflict peacefully is a characteristic of this chakra. It is the capability to bring two groups to a solution without imposing anyone and leaving everyone satisfied.
5. Actions and willpower
The ‘inner battery’ of the body is what this chakra represents. One of the most important functions is to exhibit feelings of courage. When this inner battery is fully charged, it releases energy to boost motivation, strength, happiness, enhances the level of confidence and courage. This chakra is the key to fulfill your dreams and make the right decisions. Having this chakra balanced with giving you the courage to make the right actions and face whatever life throws at you.
Being dominated by your habits, inability to work hard, being easily controlled by others, having apathy, or procrastination are factors related to blockages and imbalances of this chakra.
Once your chakra is balanced, you will get a feeling that you are as important as other people in society. This will allow you to stand upright to boundaries that you will create for yourself. You can easily tell what is good and what is bad for yourself and avoid actions that might have negative consequences. You will feel freedom and independence.
On the other hand, you can be easily controlled by others if you have an imbalanced solar plexus chakra. You will do what others want you to do, and you’ll lose self-respect. You will feel very uncomfortable opposing others, and you will always worry about other people’s opinions.
Clearing your solar plexus chakra
- The following ways are beneficial in clearing your solar plexus chakra from blockages:
- Spend some time in the sun
- Indulge in and exercise various sport activities
- Clean out a messy room and find the courage to finish off tasks that you have left incomplete
- Look good and feel good- spend some time dressing up and grooming yourself
- Set a goal and achieve it- you will feel good after you complete the task
- Make decisions and stick to them – be more assertive
- Use scents such as rosemary, bergamot or lavender – lavender is very beneficial to our health
- Use yellow color to decorate your room – it will give you fresh energy
- Accept challenges, stand up for yourself, and remember that you are a worthy and strong individual.
- Reiki Healing for the Solar Plexus Chakra
- Every Reiki practitioner uses the technique for balancing the solar plexus chakra that he/she finds the best. Here’s one, but feel free to be guided by your spirit guides or intuition.
- Place or hover your hands 2cm above the navel to activate the energy center and start sending Reiki energy.
Reiki Healing for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Every Reiki practitioner uses the technique for balancing the solar plexus chakra that he/she finds the best. Here’s one, but feel free to be guided by your spirit guides or intuition.
Place or hover your hands 2cm above the navel to activate the energy center and start sending Reiki energy.
Maybe you want to rotate to left if treating females and rotate to the right when treating males. It’s not a universal rule, though. Try rotating both ways and see what feels right for you.
If you’re into gemstones, use as amber, citrine, yellow topaz, or tiger’ eye. It’s always good to chant the mantra for the chakra you work on, in this case, it’s ”RAM”. The vibrations caused by chanting this mantra will ward off the negative energies and ensure a smooth flow.
While going through the balancing process, you may see undefined yellow objects, visions of sunlight, or sunflower.
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