3 – The Solar Plexus Chakra
The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, Manipura in Sanskrit is positioned just above the navel. As with the all but the root and the crown, the energy flows out from this chakra in the form of a vortex from both the front and the back of the body. In this case from the naval and the point directly behind it on the back. The energy flowing out from the front of the body however is always more than that which flows out of the back.
This chakra is the one that give us our life force. Here the sun is represented with all its warmth and life giving properties.
The solar plexus chakra represents vitality, unwavering self control and true inner power. It can motivate us to act upon that inner strength that we have inside us.
Activation of this chakra can help with dietary matters and general healthy balancing of our bodies.
When the chakra is blocked it can cause stomach ulcers, bloated stomachs and even hepatitis,
The associated color for the solar plexus chakra is yellow, yellow of the sun. Its element is of course fire and its associated metal is bronze. Its gem stones are citrine and tiger’s eye. Use of these stones, especially the tiger’s eye can help us to take a look inside ourselves. It helps us to understand and admit to our mistakes. It also helps to develop a connection between our personal power, the subconscious and the will. Tiger’s eye can stimulate the digestive system and the colon. Principally however it vibrates and reacts to the solar plexus itself.
The psychological aspects of the solar plexus chakra when it is in balance are a great personal power, determination and the ability to make fair decisions. The psychological aspects of the solar plexus chakra when it is out of balance are shyness, doubt, low energy or even exhaustion and digestive problems.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of F and imagine a ball of bright yellow light centered around the area of the chakra. Imagine a 10 petalled yellow lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the chakra. The 10 petalled yellow lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.