What is the solar plexus chakra?
The third chakra, called manipura, is located at the navel. “Manipura” means “lustrous gem of the city,” and is associated with the natural element fire and directly linked to your sense of self. Its associated colour is yellow, hence its links to fire and, more broadly, the sun.
What does it mean?
Think of this chakra as your body’s energy power-house, says Stephanie Snyder, a yoga teacher based in San Francisco. This energy centre is associated with your self-esteem, sense of purpose, personal identity, individual will, digestion, and metabolism. When consciousness moves freely in this center, you are empowered by transformative energy.
Do you need to activate your solar plexus chakra?
Are you experiencing any of the following...
- Improper processing of nutrients
- Irritable bowl syndrome
- Eating disorders
- Issues with the pancreas
- Liver disease
- Diseases of the colon
- Difficulty in skillful self-expression
- Aggressive, overly rigid, or controlling behavior
- Quick to anger
- A victim’s mentality
- Lack of direction
- Feeling afraid or lacking courage
- Poor self-esteem
- Feelings of stagnation or inertia