The 3rd Chakra – the Solar Plexus Chakra

The third chakra is situated at the base of the rib cage and is represented by the yellow Manipura mandala (jewel city), symbolised by birds.

Chakra SystemsThis chakra is the foundation of the metal body, enabling you to pick up the essences and vibrations from places, people and things. This chakra surrounds energy, self-control, personal power, emotional issues and issues of self-acceptance.

The solar plexus chakra physically influences the stomach, muscles, digestion, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, nervous system and metabolism. If this chakra is in balance you have the capacity to accomplish your goals and enjoy the success.

Here you can successfully wield your own will and power, which attracts balance and prosperity – allowing you to feel secure and safe. You’ll find you are more disciplined and able to deal with and are better organised when it comes to change – as all change leads to a better outcome. When life appears better, we are inspired and able to concentrate on learning.

If there is an imbalance in the first and second chakra, there is likely to be a lack of balance in the third chakra. If there is a lack of flow this can create a negative influence on the physical – manifesting as digestive problems, ulcers, liver and pancreas complaints. This can also lead to frustration and anger and create problems dealing with authority and power.

If there is too much flow of self-power you’ll experience anger and that everything feels like an uphill battle full of conflict. If there is too little flow of self-power everything becomes too demanding and you find others place too many demands on you.

An imbalance of the third chakra highlights our understanding of our own inner workings, allowing one to look within and reclaim your own power and balance, which allows us to move forward with self-confidence.

A healing exercise to assist the solar plexus chakra’s balance:

The Pelvic thrusts and Cobra Pose are good yoga poses for healing this area.

Kundalini Yoga – The Boat Pose is a great exercise

Do loads of dancing and shake those hips!

Food that is great for aligning the solar plexus chakra:

Any yellow foods like corn

Include fibre and grains like whole wheat bread and like granola in your diet.

Drink yummy teas like chamomile and peppermint tea.

Herbs related to the solar plexus chakra:

Lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis) and Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis)

Glands related to the solar plexus chakra:

Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen

Vowel Sound related to the solar plexus chakra:

o (top)

Musical note related to the solar plexus chakra:

E

Element related to the solar plexus chakra:

Fire

Crystals related to the solar plexus chakra:

Citrine, amber, gold calcite, gold topaz, tiger eye and gold

Sense related to the solar plexus chakra:

Sight

Incense related to the solar plexus chakra:

Cinnamon carnation and Marigold

Astrological Signs related to the solar plexus chakra:

All twelve

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