What is the Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra Meditation and How to heal this chakra?

By now, you should have an established connection with the physical reality-‘muldhara’ (see article here) and have established a successful relationship with the sacral chakra (see article here). Now we are moving up to the third chakra which is the last for one’s survival.

This chakra is the solar plexus chakra also called manipura. From the element of earth, water and now to fire, this chakra ignites the fires of our will to burn through resistance in vital life, the entire system pulsating planes of energies to awaken our power, to earn with purpose, to strengthen our will to keep that flame alive through all its trials and tribulation as we burn through life.

What is the meaning of solar plexus?

The third energy center is called solar plexus or manipura meaning sparkling jewel. It is a yellow ten petals lotus blossom and each petal represents the ten pranas which are the currents and energy vibrations.

It is located just below our belly button. When this chakra is balanced and healed, it helps us to wield our own power and attract prosperity and balance and make us happy and be in control of our life.

Here is some more information about Manipura:

  • Gemstones/Crystals – Amber, Blue-green turquoise, Blue-green fluorite, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Sunstone
  • Essential oils/spices – Black pepper, peppermint, lemon, rosemary, chamomile, lavender, thyme, anise, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric
  • Food/Drink – Any yellow, golden or light brown colour foods; granola and grains; dairy products
  • Metal – Tin
  • Sense – Sight

Why heal and balance the manipura?

It is said that if life energy shifts to this chakra, the person becomes a doer and an achiever. It is important that energy flows harmoniously through the third chakra as one can benefit from self-confidence, feeling safe and secure.

This chakra is where we receive our intuitions – that gut feeling telling us what the spirit already knows. A balanced manipura heals those wounds which the naked eye can never see.

It also helps you to make your mind sharper, improves your intellectual skills and helps to fight against health issues and stomach diseases. As you may have read before, the first three lowermost chakras are the most important for survival.

As such having a well-balanced solar plexus makes you healthier, physically and mentally stronger.

It is important to note that the manipura chakra is a personal power chakra and deals with being confident, being responsible and reliable.

29 Symptoms of an imbalance or blocked Solar Plexus

Firstly, it is good to know what causes the solar plexus to get blocked or weak.

This chakra gets blocked or weak by reactions of our anger, rage, fear, and aggression.

When we hold a lot of negative toxins energy, this chakra gets imbalanced and energies cannot flow thus many problems and issues could arise. It is important to notes that when we hold issues of not paying attention to our instincts, this chakra will not operate at its fullest potential.

If there is an imbalance in the solar plexus or in the manipura, you may experience the following:

  • Lack of confidence
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Feeling of being disempowered
  • Lack of sense of purpose
  • Manipulative
  • Lack of energy
  • Anxiety
  • Tyrannical behaviors
  • Create negative influence in our lives
  • Give up our fighting spirit
  • Bring us down to a low life condition
  • Anger
  • Small things upset us
  • Less productive in our work
  • Poor quality of  relationships
  • Loss of confidence
  • Feel nervous
  • Feel queasy around your stomach
  • Envy
  • Having insatiable greed
  • Ignorance
  • Laziness
  • Fear
  • Fear of not being loved
  • Fear of becoming ill, or dying
  • Stressful situation
  • diarrhea
  • unable to think clearly
  • unable to express our thoughts and feeling

A closed or imbalanced manipura or solar plexus could affect the following organs or systems:

    • Liver
    • Abdominal pain
    • Psychic problem
    • Diabetes
    • Skin diseases
    • Cardio-vascular diseases
    • Gout
    • Arthritis
    • Digestive system
    • Headache

12 Crucial tips to heal and balance the third energy center, Manipura or Solar Plexus?

By healing and balancing the third energy center, one achieves self-awareness and self-confidence; other results of a balanced solar plexus are generosity, focus and wellbeing.

To open this energy center we have to let go guilt and feel worthy of the good things in life. The more we begin to cleanse and release ourselves from negative energy the more we begin to open this energy center. The vocal toning of the solar plexus is RAM.

It is important to heal from issues and not carry them to the heart. Below are some tips on how to heal and balance the solar plexus chakra:

    • As the Manipura is of color yellow and the element is fire, being out in the  sun can make anybody feel good
    • Restore a sense of personal power, courage, humility and grace.
    • Learning to identify and respond compassionately to our own painful stories is empowering
    • Using love to heal fear
    • Let go all your fear, your frustration and all your negativity
    • Some find it useful to cry, scream, and punch a pillow to release all of the negative emotions! Then take a deep breath and SMILE
    • Use affirmations
    • Chakra stones can be very helpful when meditating.
    • Regular meditation
    • Yoga postures like the boat pose and practicing karma yoga.
    • Become aware of the deep spiritual qualities of our own nature helps us to act responsibly and move forward with self-initiative, meaning and purpose
    • Eat bananas or any yellow foods

44 Benefits of an active and balanced Solar Plexus

Manipura chakra is the most vital energy center for our physical well-being. One is said to attain the supreme goal of consciousness in this lifetime.

The Manipura chakra means “city of jewels” and when life energy flows through this energy center, one can seek for jewels or pearls of clarity, wisdom, or respect.

Below is a list of benefits of a balanced and activated Manipura:

  1. self-confidence
  2. self-esteem
  3. wellbeing
  4. Being responsible
  5. feeling more empowered
  6. Having a sense of purpose
  7. confidence
  8. strength of will
  9. self-respect
  10. Being Spontaneous
  11. Having fun
  12. Being logical
  13. creativity
  14. humor
  15. clarity
  16. wisdom
  17. feeling of love
  18. happiness
  19. passion
  20. commit to our dreams
  21. persevere
  22. face obstacles
  23. respect
  24. generosity
  25. become more focus
  26. helps the digestive organs
  27. prosperity
  28. balance in life
  29. happy
  30. Better at controlling our life
  31. more disciplined
  32. feel safe and secure
  33. have more energy to deal with life
  34. more able to concentrate on work
  35. make your mind sharper
  36. improve your intellect
  37. Help to fight against health and stomach related diseases.
  38. Become healthier, physically and mentally strong.
  39. strong sense of who we are and of our place in the world
  40. feel courageous
  41. we do not allow our cells to be manipulated
  42. more able to deal with the vicissitudes of life
  43. humility
  44. grace

20 most important Affirmations to heal this energy center.  

  1. I love and accept myself.
  2. I stand up for myself.
  3. I am strong and courageous.
  4. I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect.
  5. I choose the best for myself.
  6. I express myself in a powerful way.
  7. I am proud of my achievements.
  8. I honour myself.
  9. I choose healthy relationships.
  10. I am authentic.
  11. I direct my own life.
  12. I appreciate my strengths.
  13. I feel my own power.
  14. I am free to choose in any situation.
  15. I seek opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
  16. I am at peace with myself.
  17. I have the power in my life and I use it to achieve my dreams and do what honours me.
  18. I am able to see all the people in my life- those from the past, from the present, my family, my friends and even my foes.
  19. I see everyone and everything in a circle of light- a loving and healing light.
  20. I choose to take back my power from all the people and I lovingly release all feelings of pain that they might have given me. The more I release, the more I love.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Now that you know everything about your survival chakras, we shall discover the other four higher chakras that are related to higher cognitive states. The next article will be about the Heart Chakra.  

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