This month let’s learn about our SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA… or also known as Manipura. The mantra for this chakra is, “I can.” It is here that we learn that when we make a conscious choice, it is where we give birth to our will.

This is our third chakra, and it is located around the navel. It is called the powerhouse of our energy field because it is the center of power and competence. It is connected to feelings of empowerment, confidence, and the knowing that we are indeed capable. This chakra holds the key to manifesting what you desired to create in the sacral chakra. (Remember that our second chakra is where we have passion and desire, it’s where we dream up a dream or create a vision of something we want.) This chakra then unlocks the door to that dream, vision or desire. It holds our deepest sense of personal power. It governs our self-esteem, our willpower, and our ability to achieve our goals.

The color of this chakra is yellow. As we learned with our first and second chakras, when a chakra is imbalanced, we can experience signs and symptoms that let us know it is blocked or imbalanced. So if your third chakra is imbalanced, physically you may experience one or more of the following:

  • Bloating
  • Digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, leaky gut
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue / lethargy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Gallstones
  • Liver issues
  • Pancreatic disorders, such as diabetes
  • Improper processing of nutrients
  • Eating disorders
  • Ulcers

Take a moment to highlight which of these symptoms you might be experiencing. Emotionally and mentally, you might experience other symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty in Self-Expression
  • Aggressive, Overly Rigid, or Controlling Behavior
  • Quick to Anger
  • Victim Mentality
  • Neediness Lack of Direction
  • Feeling Afraid or Lacking Courage
  • Poor Self-Esteem
  • Feelings of Stagnation
  • Manipulative
  • Misuse of Power

Below are some journal prompts that will help you dive deeper into healing around this very important, power-center!

1. Do you honor your own power and use it appropriately?
2. How well do you trust yourself?
3. How critical are you of yourself and others?
4. How much energy do you expend showing or proving your value to others?
5. How strong is your need for approval?

Learning more about the Solar Plexus Chakra is a great way to begin healing and balancing its energy. This is the last of our lower chakras which have everything to do with our experience as human beings. There are numerous ways to balance and maintain each chakra. Working with coach, meditating, sound healing, yoga, affirmations, the foods you eat, crystals aligned to the energetic frequency of each chakra, herbs, essential oils, and more!

This month, focus on this ever-so-powerful energy center and see if you notice any shifts or changes in your perceptions. See if you begin to reclaim confidence and improve your self-esteem. It’s a journey of healing and it doesn’t happen overnight. But daily focus can change the trajectory of your life in ways you never imagined!