Exploring the 7 Chakras Part Three:Solar Plexus
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is also known as Manipura in Sanskrit, which translates to "shining jewel" or "place of jewels." It is located just above the belly button. It is symbolized by a ten petal lotus with a downward facing triangle. The Solar Plexus' element is fire and its color is yellow, symbolic of the color of the sun. The Solar Plexus is where our prana or life force energy radiates from making it of great significance to our overall wellbeing. The level of fire within us corresponds to how much energy and zest for life we have. Without a balanced Solar Plexus, we may lack self-awareness, energy and the ability to work towards our goals and fulfill our dreams. However, just possessing the fire aspect of the Solar Plexus doesn't create harmony in this Chakra. Balancing the fire with sympathy, compassion and sensitivity towards others is essential in harmonizing the Solar Plexus.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is symbolized by the ten petal lotus with a triangle as seen in the images above. The image to the right also includes the Sanskrit symbol for the Mantra of the Solar Plexus Chakra: RAM.
Qualities, Correspondences and Tools
Read through the Solar Plexus Chakra Reference Guide below. By understanding the qualities the Solar Plexus dictates and corresponds with, you can determine if your Solar Plexus is harmonized or needs cleansing. If there are imbalances or blockages that need to be addressed, utilize the tools we listed to help you harmonize and clear this chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra Reference Guide
Solar Plexus Chakra Qualities
Central Theme: Personal Power, Self-Control, Personality and Willpower
Position on the Body: Above the Navel
Bodily Function: Digestion, Small Intestines, Liver, Autonomic Nervous System
Mental Level: Emotion
Spiritual Level: Sense of Self
Developmental Stage: Young Adult 15-21
Strengths: Sensitivity, Spontaneity, Emotional
Weaknesses: Sentimental, Self-Pity, Jealousy
Physical Disorders: Digestive Problems, Stomach Ailments, Diabetes, Obesity
Mental Disorders: Aggression, Insecurity, Nightmare, Sleep
Solar Plexus Chakra Correspondence
Vowel: A (as in made)
Sensory Function: Sight
Phase of the Moon: Waxing Moon
Ways to Cleanse/Align
Musical Instrument: Stringed Instruments
Affirmation: I trust my own feelings and spontaneity
Essential Oil: Lavender, Chamomile, Lemon and Anise
Precious Stones: Chrysoberyl, Amber, Tigers Eye, Citrine, Yellow Jasper
Herb: Fennel, Chamomile, Juniper
Spice: Cardamon, Anise
Bach Flowers: Impatiens, Scleranthus, Hornbeam
The above lists are by no means inclusive of every aspect of the Solar Plexus Chakra. Below we have linked different healing crystals and stones that also correspond with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Each one listed below is a clickable link that will take you to that crystal's page in our Metaphysical Directory. Using the Solar Plexus color or crystals and wearing jewelry are additional tools available to harmonize this Chakra.
This concludes Part Three of our Seven Part Series: Exploring the 7 Chakras. Next we will explore the Chakra that connects our three lower Chakras with our three higher Chakras in Part Four: The Heart Chakra. If you have any questions about the Solar Plexus or would like more information, feel free to post in the comment section and we will do our best to answer them or send us an email at email@example.com.
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Govinda, K. (2004). A handbook of chakra healing: spiritual practice for health, harmony, and inner peace. Old Saybrook, CT: Konecky & Konecky.