Location: Above the navel, but below the chest
Musical Keynote: E (vocalized as the “o” sound in “top”)
Associated Organs/Systems: Pancreas, liver, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system, lower back, muscles
Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Infinite, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz, Yellow Sapphire, Serpentine, Sulphur, Yellow Jasper
Herbs: Bergamot, Carnation, Lavender, Rosemary
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cedarwood, Coriander, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Lavender, Rosemary
Qualities and/or Functions: Personal power, social identity, influence, authority, self-control, energy, will, peace, radiance, joy, inner harmony, vitality and inner strength
In A Word: Empowerment
Verb: I can
Manipura: 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra): Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. The color for this chakra is yellow. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. It is your center of will.
This chakra deals with the human ego, emotions and self-love. Intuition is believed to begin in the area of our energy center Solar Plexus Chakra. Although, the Third Eye Chakra is most associated with intuition, the “spark” is what is felt in the area of our solar plexus. This being the biggest nerve center in our body connected to almost all the organs, the solar plexus is often where we consider our “gut” feeling to come from. This is also where the connection between the three lower Chakra interchange with the four higher Chakra energy centers.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located near the stomach.The primary energy of this Chakra is free will. Love essentially comes from the Heart Chakra, but the spark is often ignited in the Solar Plexus Charka. This chakra gives you strength and provides the ability to hold energy for personal power and emotional control. When it is unbalanced, it produces rage and destructive anger. Physically, it governs the pancreas, liver, spleen, stomach, gall bladder and the nervous system. To help activate this chakra, sun bathe, drink solarized water from a yellow bottle, eat yellow foods. The symbol of this chakra is the Triangle.
Life development: The Solar Plexus Chakra – Chakra 3 represents growth from around 18 months to age three. The “terrible two” is where a proper balance of freedom and discipline are imperative. Lack of this discipline creates an overpowering, egotistic child. Excess control over the small child at this time can slow self-directing freedom and especially moral independence.