Affirmative Statement– “I WILL”
Energy Type– Masculine/Yang
Color Association– Yellow
Consciousness Focus- Self-empowerment/Self-definition – Intellectual Sense of Self (Will Power)
Spiritual Lesson-Learning to be Effective Co-Creators with God/Universe; Using One’s Will for their Highest Good and the Highest Good of All.
Type of yoga– Karma
The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipūra) is located in the stomach area. Those with a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra are characterized by their personal power and confidence. They are self-assured, self-disciplined, and takes responsibility.
The best crystals to use for the Solar Plexus Chakra are Amber, Blue-green Turquoise, Blue-green Fluorite, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Citrine, Coral, Garnet, Orange Calcite, Peach Moonstone, Tiger Iron, Vanadinite, Ametrine, Amber, Citrine, Golden Calcite, Golden Topaz, Tiger’s Eye, Jasper, Iron, Sunstone, and Yellow Jasper.
The best aromas for the Solar Plexus are Black Pepper, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon/Lemon Grass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Fennel, Cedarwood, Clove, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Mandarin, Patchouli, Rose, Spearmint, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang.
The best herbs and spices for the Solar Plexus are Anise, Cinnamon, Mint, Ginger, Turmeric, Fennel; any herb that benefits the Liver and/or Digestion.
Symptoms/Signs of Solar Plexus Chakra Imbalance
Issues that cause imbalance: Issues related to decision-making and the ability to take action; concerned with taking responsibility in life and being accountable for one’s actions; relates to courage and assertiveness; personal ambitions, drive and focus; inner guidance and ‘gut reactions/instincts’; issues relating to one’s personal self-image, mentality and thinking process; problems involving the ego or the misuse of personal power; aggression, competition and power struggles. Physical issues connected to the body areas and organs associated with the Solar Chakra.
Physical Imbalances: Stomach problems, eating disorders(bulemia, anorexia), food allergies/intolerances, digestive/gastric issues, indigestion, ulcers, pancreas, diabetes, high blood pressure, liver problems, gall stones, indegestion, hepatitis, colon diseases, IBS, bloating, adrenal problems, sleep disorders, insomnia, chronic fatigue; difficulty breathing, athritis, middle back pain, muscle cramps, multiple sclerosis, chronic stress, panic attacks, frequent illness (from deficient and/ or excessive energy), excessive anger or fear, psychological imbalances, obsessive compulsive behavior, addictions/addictive personality, premature aging, and cancer.
Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra (excessive energy)
Stubborn, judgemental, critical of self or others, perfectionism, inability to trust one’s self and others, low self esteem, self-rightous attitude, inability to feel satisfied, unethical behavior, lack of integrity, irresponsible, materialistic focus, arogance, intolerant, intense/over-powering energy, dominerring, forceful energy, intrusive, controlling, agressive, manipulative, rebellious attitude, deceptive, over-achieving/ambitious, feeling superior to others, viciously competitive, misuse of power, dictatorship, power hungry, workaholic, anger issues, quarrelsome/provokes others, temper tantrums and violent outbursts, hyperactivity, negative thinking and attitude, overly intellectual, mental overwhelm, feeling burnt out or exhausted, ridgid thinking/fear of change, overly concerned over physical appearance/self-consciousness.
Under-Active Solar Chakra (Insufficient Energy)
Lack of inner strength, lack of will-power and intention, lack of courage, lack of confidence, lack of self-discipline and follow through, unreliable, easily manipulated, blaming others, insecurity or feeling rejected, feeling victimized, poor self worth, self-doubt, negative self image needing constant reassurance, feeling inferior, fear, anxiety, over-cautious, phobias, isolation, fear of being alone, feeling deprived, feeling inner void or emptiness, feeling invisible, distrusful of others, unapproachable, aloofness, lethargy, passivity, indecisiveness, emotionally cold, feeling powerless/disempowered, lacking drive and energy, feeling disconnected from source of power.
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