Sanskrit – Manipura (translation – dwelling place of the jewel) The Solar Plexus Chakra
Colour – Yellow
Element – fire
Seed sound – RANG
Location – just below the rib cage
Physical anatomy – Solar plexus, stomach, digestive organs, upper intestines, middle back, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, muscles
This Solar Plexus chakra is where you open to all abundance, prosperity and opportunities. Imagine a beam of yellow light pouring through this chakra when you need to give your confidence a boost. This chakra focuses on who you are, what you can do and how you can do it. Understanding and accepting who you are gives you a strong sense of self and an ability to get things done.
Solar Plexus chakra Quick Tips
Represents sense of self, ego, self esteem, willpower, and ability to get things done
blocked symptoms are low self-esteem, sluggishness, victim mentality, low energy, chronic fatigue, weak core muscles, slow digestion, poor appetite, problems with pancreas, gall bladder and liver
Overloaded symptoms are aggressiveness, arrogance, too much energy, irritability, violence, ambitiousness at the expense of others, an inability to feel empathy, high stress, hypertension, muscle spasms and overuse of painkillers or sedatives.
Balancing suggestions include working up a sweat, doing hot yoga, sitting in a sauna or steam room, spending time in the sun, listening to others, slowing down, strengthening muscles in your core.
Yoga poses for balancing this chakra – Warrior I, Warrior II and Boat Pose.
[From Usui Reiki 1 – Stacey MacDonald Angel Light]