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Unlocking the Power of Your Solar Plexus Chakra with Solar Plexus Affirmations

The solar plexus chakra, also known as the third chakra or Manipura chakra, is responsible for self-esteem, boundaries, and willpower. Working with the solar plexus chakra helps us unlock deeper levels of authenticity in our lives and develop the confidence to stand in our truth. It also supports courage and gut intuition.

New to the concept of chakras? Chakras are energy centers which are believed to control the flow of prana (also known as chi or life-force energy) within the body. The term “chakra” is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel” or “disk.” It dates back to ancient Indian texts called the Vedas and Tantras, which first mentioned chakras as early as 1500 BC. 

Anyone can benefit from working with chakras, regardless of their own spiritual beliefs. In fact, individuals who aren’t spiritual can still find the chakra system useful as a metaphor for bringing greater balance and stability into their lives. Meditating on different chakras, such as the solar plexus chakra, can be a useful tool for setting intentions, practicing affirmations, or developing mantras. Some people also find chakras useful for other holistic healing modalities such as acupuncture.

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There are many chakras, however, most energy work focuses on the main Seven Chakras which are said to be located up and down the spine. The solar plexus chakra, as its name implies, is positioned at the solar plexus. It is the third chakra and is associated with the color yellow.

Chakras can be visualized as interconnected gates, or dams, which guide the flow of our body’s energy. When each chakra is functioning in harmony with the rest of the system, the energy flows freely and we feel optimized. 

But if one chakra is misaligned – either blocked off, or too open – it disrupts this delicate harmony. This causes our energy to become stagnant or excessive, which can lead to various problems in our lives. “Balancing the chakras” means bringing each chakra back into alignment with the entire system.

Every chakra is said to govern different feelings, personality traits, and even physical attributes. Wondering what is the solar plexus chakra responsible for? In this blog, we’ll dive deeper into solar plexus chakra meaning and offer some simple yet powerful methods of solar plexus chakra healing.

Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra or Third Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is located along the spine at the solar plexus, in the upper abdomen approximately two inches above the navel. It’s the third of the seven chakras and is also referred to by its Sanskrit name, Manipura, which translates to “shining gem.” Occasionally, it is referred to as the yellow chakra.

Personal power is the core of the solar plexus chakra. It represents authenticity, confidence, self-responsibility, and self-discipline. When properly aligned, the solar plexus chakra allows us to listen to our intuition more clearly, set healthy boundaries, and stand in our power. It lets our most authentic self shine brightly. The solar plexus chakra also embodies unlimited potential to transform thought or inertia into action. 

A balanced solar plexus chakra gives you the ability to overcome fear, master your thoughts, and make conscious choices. The solar plexus chakra helps grow your confidence and vitality. This empowers you to follow your true path and create the life you want. When balanced, the solar plexus chakra allows you to seize your personal power, develop your authentic self, and take responsibility for your life.

Key Characteristics of the Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Identity: As the core of your personality and identity, the solar plexus chakra allows you to bloom into your authentic self and discover who you truly are.
  • Personal Power: The solar plexus chakra is the source of your personal power. This empowers you to take control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.
  • Willpower: Channeling this personal power, your solar plexus chakra gives you willpower and self-discipline.
  • Confidence: The solar plexus chakra is responsible for your self-esteem and how you view yourself. It also gives you the confidence to make decisions and feel self-assured.
  • Intention & Action: Your solar plexus chakra gives you the power to transform your thought into action.

How to Unblock Solar Plexus Chakra (3rd Chakra)

Conflict, stress, emotional distress, and illness can all cause misalignments or blockages within the chakra system. When the solar plexus chakra becomes unbalanced or blocked, it can bring a lack of control in your life as well as a loss of identity. If you’re working towards improving your self-esteem, moving into a leadership position at work, or trying to create more independence and self-sufficiency in your life, it’s vital to open and balance your solar plexus chakra.

To do this, you must first understand whether your solar plexus chakra is blocked (underactive) or too open (overactive). Depending on what your chakra needs, you many benefit from solar plexus chakra affirmations, meditation, mantra, yoga, or other activities. 

Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra

When your solar plexus chakra is underactive, you may be experiencing a sense of a lack of control and purpose in life. A blocked solar plexus chakra often leads to emotional problems, ranging from feeling powerless to self-doubting. You may also have difficulty setting boundaries, making decisions, and listening to your gut intuition.

How to Recognize If Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Blocked

Your solar plexus or third chakra may be blocked if you are experiencing…

  • Lack of confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Indecisiveness
  • Helplessness
  • Lack of purpose
  • Difficulty motivating yourself

Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

When your solar plexus chakra is overactive, you may find yourself judging too harshly, desiring to control others, or blaming others without taking personal responsibility for your actions. You may feel especially critical and stubborn. Someone with an overactive solar plexus chakra may have difficulty receiving feedback and admitting they’re wrong.

How to Recognize if Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Too Open

Your solar plexus or third chakra may be too open if you feel…

  • A desire to control others
  • Overly critical or judgmental
  • Stubbornness; refusal to compromise
  • Anger and aggression
  • Shifting blame onto other people

Ways to Balance your Solar Plexus Chakra: FAQs

So how do you bring balance to your solar plexus chakra? There are many different ways to restore balance to your chakras. What works for you might not work for another. Listen to your body, explore, and get creative. You may find that you benefit from using essential oils, crystals, yoga postures, breathwork techniques, or other methods not listed here.

Some of our favorite ways to balance the solar plexus chakra include:

  • Try new things
  • Spend time in the sun
  • Yoga for Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Solar Plexus affirmations
  • Aromatherapy for Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Solar Plexus Chakra crystals

How can I use new experiences to balance my solar plexus chakra?

The solar plexus chakra is responsible for helping you discover your authentic self and find your true purpose in life. Getting outside of your comfort zone and experiencing new hobbies, cultures, and ideas can help open and bring balance to your solar plexus chakra.

Does going outside and spending time in the sun help balance solar plexus chakra?

The solar plexus chakra is highly influenced by the element of fire and is associated with the sun. Getting outside on sunny days can help open and restore balance to your third chakra. Taking a walk, meditating, or simply sunbathing to allow your solar plexus energy to flow.

What are the best yoga poses for balancing the sacral chakra?

Yoga positions that focus on core strength are ideal for the solar plexus chakra. Below are yoga positions and movements that will help connect you to the energy of the solar plexus chakra.

  • Full Boat Pose | Paripurna Navasana
  • Firefly Pose | Tittibhasana
  • Bharadvaja’s Twist | Bharadvajasana I
  • Sun Salutations | Surya Namaskar
  • Bow Pose | Dhanurasana

How can I meditate to heal my solar plexus chakra?

Meditation plays an important role in restoring balance to your chakras. Chakra meditation techniques are similar to traditional meditation techniques but focus on a specific area of the body. 

Below is a simple meditation technique to help aid in balancing your solar plexus chakra.

  1. Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
  2. Focus your attention on the location of your solar plexus chakra: your abdomen, a few inches above the navel.
  3. Since the solar plexus chakra is tied to the color yellow, imagine a yellow glow above your navel, slowly expanding to the bottom of your rib cage and making the whole area warm and relaxed. Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.
  4. When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. You may follow with positive affirmations.

What are some good solar plexus affirmations?

Affirmations are a positive way to heal negative programming that can be embedded in your subtle body, which can cause our chakras to become misaligned. When balancing your solar plexus chakra, practice saying these phrases to yourself:

  • I love and accept my body
  • I am authentic
  • I feel my own powers
  • I am free to choose in any situation
  • I direct my own life

How do I use aromatherapy for solar plexus or 3rd chakra?

Aromatherapy can be a powerful and simple tool for opening and balancing your solar plexus chakra. Use essential oils with balancing aromas that promote feelings of confidence, courage, and motivation. 

Our Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Blend is designed to aid in balancing and opening your solar plexus chakra. Apply our Solar Plexus Chakra Blend to your abdomen, two inches above the navel.

What are the best solar plexus chakra crystals?

Each of the main seven chakras are influenced by unique stones and their energetic properties. The solar plexus chakra is highly influenced by the tiger’s eye. When balancing your solar plexus chakra, meditate with the tiger’s eye or carry the stone with you to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra. 

You can also try our Roll-On Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Blend, which has a tiger’s eye rollerball to aid in balancing your solar plexus chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Blend

Solar Plexus Chakra Roll-on: spicy-sweet; boosts self-confidence.

Help seize your personal power and improve your self-confidence with our Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Blend. This blend is a unique combination of essential oils known for their energetic and emotional healing properties. We created a 5ml diffuser blend and a 10ml roll-on so you can use this powerful blend in your preferred way, as a diffuser blend or roll-on. 

Rocky Mountain Oils’ Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Blend consists of:

  • Cedarwood: Promotes willpower and ambition
  • Grapefruit: Brings feelings of optimism and spontaneity
  • Sweet Marjoram: Promotes courage, confidence, and personal integrity
  • Black Pepper: Helps strengthen your personal power
  • Ginger Root: Encourages personal drive, motivation, and initiative

Tiger’s Eye Rollerball

Tiger’s eye is known as the stone of power and protection. The energetic properties of the tiger’s eye encourage you to go outside your comfort zone and free yourself from self-doubt. The grounding and cleansing effects of the tiger’s eye will help restore your solar plexus chakra balance. Our 10ml Solar Plexus Chakra Roll-On comes with a Tiger's Eye rollerball to enhance the blend's energetic properties.

How to Use the Solar Plexus Chakra Blend

Our Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Blend was expertly crafted to open and restore your solar plexus chakra balance. Try this blend to help aid in your solar plexus chakra realignment. 

Diffuse 3-5 drops of the Solar Plexus Blend to seize your personal power and inspire confidence or apply the Solar Plexus Chakra Roll-On to the base of your upper abdomen.

Now you have basic overview of Solar Plexus Chakra and how to balance it, you can start to further balance each of your chakra using these guides: