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Solar Plexus Chakra ~ Power Driver

Restoring the power of your chakras is about how you can take back control of your health and wellness by learning to work with energy and flow.

The third chakra is called Manipura, which means “lustrous gem.” Located around the navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the breastbone, it is a source of personal power and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation.

When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthy. If your third chakra is out of balance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. As it deals with issues of willpower, ambition and action and is weakened by all forms of shame, embarrassment and self-consciousness. The element is fire and the color is yellow, bright like the sun.

Key characteristics

The solar plexus chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:

  • Will, personal power

  • Taking responsibility for one’s life, taking control

  • Mental abilities, the intellect

  • Forming personal opinions and beliefs

  • Making decisions, setting the direction

  • Clarity of judgments

  • Personal identity, personality

  • Self-assurance, confidence

  • Self-discipline

  • Independence

The main function of this energy center is to provide actual momentum to move forward and realize personal desires and intentions in the world. It plays a fundamental role in the development of personal power. It feeds one’s direction in life and the actions taken in order to reach your goals. It influences preoccupations about social status and self-image.

On a physical level The Manipura chakra also controls metabolism and digestion. Physically, it supports your liver, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, digestive organs, middle back, and our muscles. Closely connected to the digestive system, especially the gastric and hypogastric plexi, its main function is to help transform matter into energy to fuel your body. It governs metabolism and is commonly associated with the pancreas.

People with strong energy stand tall and radiate power. Those with weak energy appear collapsed in the middle, they are slouching - their back or abdominal muscles are weak.

  • healthy digestion

  • strong core body

  • healthy eating habits

  • vibrant and energetic

  • radiating health

  • physical strength

On a mental level

The Manipura energy is will, autonomy, and self-definition. It is the building block of personal development and power. It represents the developmental stage when we begin to learn to use language.

  • mental courage

  • intellect

  • ability to assimilate knowledge

  • pro-active

  • reason

  • responsible, reliable


The solar plexus chakra color is a primary color, composed from a single ray of light.

Yellow is the color of sunshine and it is the core of your being. It is at the solar plexus where the "I" shines from, where you feel the strength, will and personal power.

The energy of yellow is vibrant, optimistic, and full of energy. It is the color of youth, new beginnings, birth and re-birth. At the same time, yellow is wise and knowledgeable. Yellow connects you with knowledge and your intellect. People who are drawn to yellow are drawn to intellectual pursuits.

As you unfold the petals of solar plexus chakra, you find a fire that burns within you, that gives you power and energy to stand for yourself and to assert yourself. You find trust and inner worth. That is the healing brilliance of yellow.


The Manipura chakra is traditionally related to the element of fire, though some contemporary healing movements connect it to the element of air. It has a connection with the sun, heat, the energy of light, all forms of power.

Signs your chakra may be out of balance

On one side, a balanced solar plexus chakra makes it easy to find balance between your personal power and harmonious relationships with others; on the other side, an imbalanced third chakra could undermine your self-esteem and social life.

Imbalances in the third chakra can manifest as:

  • Excessive control and authority over your environment and people

  • Or the opposite in case of deficiency or blocked energy: Feeling of helplessness, irresponsibility

  • Being obsessed with minute details, seeing life through a filter of plus and minuses while losing sight of the whole picture

  • Being manipulative

  • Misusing your power

  • Lack of clear direction, lack of purpose or ambition

  • Making plans or having a lot of ideas without finding efficient ways to realize them

When in balance

The gift of this solar plexus chakra is that you radiate bright energy to others letting them know you are strong and confident at the core. You’re a center of strength and balance, both physically and emotionally. When this chakra is open and the energy flows unhindered, it is responsible for a balanced self-esteem, willpower, and a strong sense of self. Opening the solar plexus chakra can take time and work.

When the Solar Plexus chakra is balanced, you may:

  • Be assertive

  • Exert your will in a way that leads to the expected results somewhat effortlessly

  • Have harmonious relationships with your surroundings

Manipura Chakra Mediation

I love and accept myself. I am willing to stand up, with strength and confidence for that in which I believe.

I have the freedom to make my own choices in life with appreciation of my sense of self. I am connected to the source of all power and it flows through me to encourage the power of others.

Strengthen your inner fire with scents? Essential oils are an easy, subtle way to open your solar plexus chakra. They can be worn as perfume, sprayed over the head or used in oil diffusers. Even a few drops in a hot bath can provide a relaxing location for meditation.

Ananda Aromamist has designed this heavenly scented aromatherapy mist infused with essential oils, blended to assist with setting your goals, desirers and intentions, allowing you to move forward to achieve them.

Your solar plexus is your source of personal power and governs your self-esteem, warrior energy, self-confidence, willpower and the power of transformation.

Contents: Made with love, Purified Water, Witch Hazel, Organic Essential Oils: Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Juniper, Roman Chamomile, and Frankincense. ~ All 50ml bottles $15 or 100ml bottles $25 ~

Namaste : Amanda

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