The Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra, as it’s called in Sanskrit, is the third chakra in the chakra system, located below the sternum and over the stomach. It is the energy center of your personal identity and rules all aspects of your personality, ego, self-esteem, personal responsibility, and self-worth. One of the primary purposes of the Solar Plexus Chakra is to provide us the momentum to move forward, with the confidence to take action and to transform our lives.
As with all our chakras, the more balanced a chakra is, the more at ease we will feel in that area of our life. When we are in an energetic balance in our Solar Plexus Chakra, we are confident without being arrogant; we’re warm and friendly, we have courage and inner strength, we can be self-disciplined. Resulting in ease and inner peace in who we are and the decisions we make. We trust ourselves and that inner knowing- those gut feelings. We experience a natural flow with life.
Symptoms of Your Solar Plexus Chakra being Imbalanced
Symptoms of a deficiency in the Solar Plexus Chakra may look or feel like any of the following, but certainly not limited to: Lacking confidence or self-worth. The feeling of being stuck in life, as though life is passing you by. Dreams and goals feel unattainable or impossible to achieve. You may experience low self-esteem, a feeling of helplessness, poor digestion, displaying passive-aggressive behaviors, not wanting to be seen, or hiding from the world. There’s no flow, a lot of stuckness, and resistance.
In contrast symptoms of excessive energy in the Solar Plexus Chakra may look or feel like any of the following, but certainly not limited to: Being in “doing” mode all the time; the feeling that you’re spinning your wheels but not getting anywhere or that it’s never enough. Or you could be achieving and succeeding by societal standards, but have not felt any fulfillment in your work. There may be a feeling that you must maintain control of situations, experiences, or people. There could be adrenal overload or a thyroid condition. Hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, needing to be right, or taking charge along with difficulty relaxing are all symptoms of excessive energy in the Solar Plexus as well.
Note that some people experience symptoms of both excessive and deficient energy in a chakra, which is referred to as “split” energy.
Healing Your Solar Plexus Chakra into Balance
A simple and empowering way to begin bringing balance into your Solar Plexus Chakra is through affirmations. An affirmation is a way to affirm or confirm something is true. Affirmations are a way to provide ourselves emotional support and encouragement. As we say the affirming words from our lips, we want to really hear each word. In addition, we want to repeat them until we believe them, to feel these words as truth in our bones. It is then that we will experience healing and transformation.
11 Affirmations for Your Solar Plexus Chakra:
- I can do hard things
- My dreams are becoming my reality
- It’s all happening with grace and ease (while imagining those goals or dreams)
- I am loving. I am kind. I am brave.
- I honor the power within me.
- I accomplish things/tasks with ease.
- The fire within me is stronger than my fears.
- I can overcome this.
- I am confident, courageous, and brave.
- I trust myself, I trust my inner knowing.
- I love and accept myself
What your mind repeats, your mind believes. What your mind believes your body feels.
Using these 11 affirmations will help fuel your mind and body so that you can live your healthiest and best life!