The third chakra, or energy center, is the solar plexus chakra. This energy center is associated with the stomach and digestive system. Keeping this chakra balanced will help you feel more secure and confident in yourself and your abilities. This chakra is responsible for your willpower, drive, purposefulness and personal courage. It also controls how much passion you have for life. If you don’t feel confident about yourself or what you stand for then this chakra can become blocked which will prevent you from living an authentic life.
Importance of Balancing
When your solar plexus chakra is balanced, you feel like you have plenty of potential left to explore and grow. You feel confident about yourself, but not arrogant or egotistical.
When It Is Unbalanced
This chakra represents our ability to take control and make smart decisions for ourselves. It activates when we trust our intuition and have a strong sense of knowing what’s best for us, as well as when we take risks to pursue our goals. It’s known as the power chakra, because it provides power to all other chakras and energy centers in your body. The solar plexus also plays an important role in digestion and metabolism by sending signals to your small intestine so that food can be properly digested.
When this chakra is blocked or unbalanced you can experience anxiety and other negative emotions due to outer circumstances or inner struggle with thoughts or beliefs that do not feel true for you. This imbalance can manifest physically in stomach problems, nervous habits like biting your nails or hair, anxiousness about decision-making and an inability to trust in others or yourself unconditionally.
How to Heal Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
To open up this chakra again, start practicing the energy techniques of kundalini yoga such as bija (seed) mantras. Or pranayama breathing exercises, and yogic mudra hand gestures. You can also visualize yourself receiving strength from above while lifting your personal power up through your chest. So that it fills all seven chakras at once.
In my online and studio yoga classes, I also help you about how to balance your solar plexus chakra. Click to see my upcoming yoga classes schedule: Yoga Classes