What is the Solar Plexus Chakra?
The Solar Plexus Chakra is your body's third of seven main chakras. It is the centre of your willpower, self-esteem, and manifestation. The Solar Plexus is located in the upper abdomen near your diaphragm around the stomach area. In Sanskrit, the Solar Plexus Chakra is called Manipura, which translates to "lustrous gem".
Symbolized by a yellow lotus flower with ten petals, the Solar Plexus promotes your inner strength and assertiveness. When your Solar Plexus chakra is in balance, it allows you the ability to express your desires constructively and to pursue your aspirations.
Blockages can cause issues with low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions, and a sense of helplessness or irresponsibility in your day-to-day life. Therefore it is vital to try to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra if you suspect it is out of balance. An unbalanced Solar Plexus can also manifest in making you feel drained, and worried about what the people around you are thinking of you.
There are also physical manifestations that can arise from having a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra, such as digestive issues and fatigue. It is also known to affect your liver and pancreas's ability to operate properly.
To help rebalance this chakra consider activities such as martial arts or strength training which can be beneficial, as this allows you to reconnect with your inner strength. Using a bright yellow light can also help and visualization techniques like imagining a yellow sunflower in your mind during meditation.
Yoga poses that are aimed at strengthening the core such as The Cobra Pose, The Boat Pose, Warrior Pose and the Reverse Plank Pose are beneficial. Consider combining with Myste's carefully crafted Solar Plexus Scented Candles and Solar Plexus Reed Diffusers for an effective solution for unblocking this chakra.
We also offer complimentary sound therapies tailored to support meditation, enhance focus or simply to help you unwind.