Solar Plexus Chakra

 Location: Above the navel, but below the chest
Color: Yellow
Element: Fire
Sense: Sight
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

by Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac
from his exciting new book, Lead Us To A Place ~ your spiritual journey through life’s seasons.

Manipura: 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra): This center is associated with fire, our ego identity, and orientation towards our self-definition. This Chakra is known as the power center. It rules our personal power, will, autonomy, and our metabolism, encouraging us to move forward.

The color for this area is yellow and it is the color which energizes this region. Yellow is very good for getting in touch with your power and to build confidence. Intuition is believed to begin in this area. Although, the Third Eye Chakra is most associated with intuition, the “spark” is what is felt in our solar plexus. This is our “gut” feeling.

When balanced, this Chakra gives us strength, provides the ability to hold energy for personal power and emotional control. It brings spontaneity and non-dominating power. This is the primary center of our free will.  When unbalanced, it produces rage and destructive behavior. To help activate this Chakra, consider sun bathing, drinking electrolytes, or introduce more yellow foods, lighting or clothing. The symbol of this Chakra is the Triangle.

Life development: The Solar Plexus Chakra is a representation of growth from approximately 18 months to age three. The “terrible twos” are where a proper balance of freedom and discipline are important. Poor disciplinary habits create an overbearing, egotistical child. Excess control can cause overbearing and demanding children who expect too much.

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