The Third Chakra/Manipura ~ The Solar Plexus
This chakra is located at the center of the body – it is the place where our physical energy is distributed from. It is the center for our will and personal power.
Do you feel good about yourself? Do you make good and healthy choices? Do you trust your intuition? Do you believe in yourself?
Manipura Chakra is associated with:
passion and creativity – and the soul desire to feel
the Fire element
Liver, Digestive System, Muscles
sense of sight
the ego, personality, self esteem, self confidence and the courage to take risks
Sacred Truth- Honor Oneself
When Manipura Chakra is not functioning well or is out of balance we may feel overly concerned with what others think, fearful of being alone, insecure, need constant reassurance. We can be angry, controlling, a workaholic, judgmental and act superior to others. When it is functioning well and in balance, we respect others and self, have personal power, are spontaneous and uninhibited. We have clarity and have wisdom.
How to balance this chakra?
Yoga, of course! Poses good for this chakra: Triangle, Warrior, Half Moon, Cobra
Aromatherapy – lavender, rosemary, bergamot
Meditation – focus on the region of the chakra, envision the color yellow and repeat a mantra (I am well in body, mind and spirit or something that resonates with you)
Gem/Crystal – Emerald is a healing gem for this chakra and Amber is a healing crystal – hold the gem or crystal in your hand as you meditate or find a piece of jewelry to wear
Deity – Rama
Book recommendation: Power of Intention, Dr. Wayne Dyer