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Solar Plexus Chakra: Our Power House

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

A Continuing look at our main chakras

Our third main chakra, we call the Solar Plexus. I always refer to it as our "powerhouse". This is where we feel fierce when we are motivated. We find our personal power in making choices, our sense of freedom and we allow ourselves to stand out. When we are at our healthiest both physically and spiritually, our solar plexus is where we turn our dreams into reality!

The original name for this chakra in Sanskrit is Manipura: "place of gems" or "lustrous gem"*. Our Solar Plexus is located between our navel and the bottom of our sternum. It governs our digestive system, pancreas, liver, spleen and gallbladder. Its associated with our sense of sight. When we are at our best, meaning that the prana is flowing through our solar plexus and is balanced, we

  • have the self-confidence to achieve goals without bulllying or arrogance

  • are self motivated and look forward to challenges

  • have a healthy self esteem where we comfortable with who we are and are accepting others

  • are reliable and responsible

When our prana, that vital life force, is not flowing through our solar plexus, because either there is too much (stagnant) or too little (blocked), we can be affected physically and emotionally in the following ways:

  • food allergies

  • diabetes

  • stomach and digestive problems

  • obesity and overeating

  • stress related acne

  • memory problems

  • apathy

  • inability to enjoy life's pleasures

  • constant worrying and insecurity

  • feelings of dread

  • inability to relax

  • feelings of anger

  • aggression - overbearing personality that tends to be "a bully"

  • fatigue

Individuals who have suffered trauma from toxic upbringing, bullying, assault or PTSD will have more of a challenge in balancin