The 3rd chakra is the Solar Plexus or Manipura which translates to “lustrous gem.” This chakra is where your self-confidence, identity and personal power are born.Have you ever been in a situation that just knew wasn’t right for you?Perhaps you’ve been in a situation that you knew was going to work out, Where did you feel those cues in your body. Most people say they feel those types of cues in their “gut.”In reality, this is the seat of your personal power, your solar plexus, and you can physically feel that confidence and wisdom in its location.Location: The solar plexus starts in the center of the belly button and extends up to the breastbone or where your two sets of ribs connect in the center of your chest.
The solar plexus chakra becomes overactive when the power we have over our own lives extends into the lives of others. When this chakra is too energized, you may feel quick to anger, the need to control and micromanage, greediness and a lack of compassion or empathy.You may suffer from digestive issues or even imbalance in your internal organs like the appendix, pancreas, liver and kidneys.
To balance your 3rd chakra, practice opening up your heart with love and compassion. Meditate on sending love and kindness from your heart to all those around you. Refocus the power you have and see yourself as a beacon of love.
When our personal power is taken away from us either by another person or through extenuating circumstances, we may be left with a lack of energy in our 3rd chakra. When this happens, you may feel indecisive, insecure, timid and needy.
To energize your Solar plexus, think of the things that you know you’re good at. Everyone has talents and abilities.Make a list of yours. Feel how the confidence in those talents makes your stomach tingle and vibrate. Empower that feeling by creating your own personal affirmations.