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Solar Plexus Chakra

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 by

The solar plexus chakra (Manipuraka, in Sanskrit) is the chakra located at the area between the rib cage and the navel. It is mainly responsible for the energies of power and will. It is activated through the ages of 18 months to 3 years. As you read on you will discover the things that are associated with this chakra, the characteristics of a balanced solar plexus chakra, the characteristics of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra and the ways you can achieve a balanced solar plexus chakra. After reading you will know how this chakra is important to our existence as human beings.

Things Associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is associated with the yellow colour and circle symbol.  In the physical body, this chakra governs the upper abdomen, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, intestine and spleen. In the endocrine system, the pancreas controls this chakra. An energy deficiency in this chakra makes one physically ill in these associated areas. Gemstones for this chakra include amber, topaz and citrine. In aromatherapy, lavender and bergamot are used. The metal associated with the solar plexus chakra is iron.  These are some of the common characteristics of the solar plexus chakra.

Characteristics of a Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra

Someone with a balanced solar plexus chakra has the ability to know the clear picture of who they are and their place in the universe. This is why this chakra is characterized by self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, strong will and empowerment. If you cherish these characteristics or you are in a profession where these characteristics are stressed then you need to ensure that your solar plexus chakra is always balanced. You will also have the advantage of enjoying good health with fully functioning organs when this chakra is in a balanced state.

Characteristics of an Unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra

An unbalanced solar plexus chakra makes you perceive others not as they are but how you perceive them to be. This produces a lot of problems in relationships. It is characterized by need for power, hatred, fear, overly sensitive to criticism and indifference. Physically, you will experience poor digestion, intestinal disorders, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, bulimia, liver problems and gallstones.  To avoid these problems you must ensure that your solar plexus chakra is always balanced.

Ways of Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra

Enlisting the services of a qualified person when trying to balance your solar plexus chakra will go a long way to speed up your balancing process. You can also do daily exercise like hugging yourself tightly and twisting side to side while holding your chest out. The yoga style for this is karma while the poses are: the bow, the cat, the twist and the coil. Sunlight and sunflower are natural things that can help out too. When trying to balance through sound, the best musical note that resonates with the energy frequency of this chakra is E. Belly dancing and conscious breathing are also recommended for balancing. These ways of balancing will achieve better results with expert help.

You have been able to read about some of the things associated with the solar plexus chakra such as colour and physical areas of the body. You have also discovered some of the characteristics of the balanced and unbalanced chakra and ways of balancing them. This information will help you to better appreciate the importance of the solar plexus chakra in our lives as human beings.

21 Responses to “Solar Plexus Chakra”

  1. anita says:

    just want to thank you so much, this page has been a great help to me.

  2. Annie says:

    Very interesting and informative read. Thanks :)

  3. Catherine says:

    during a very intense meditation, while experiencing an out-of-body type of thing, my hand fell to this area and while trying to move it, it actually shifted back to this place.

    Thankyou for this article because I’ve had so many health issues, and I think they’re related to intestinal/stomach problems.

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  5. Jakai says:

    This article was quite helpful. Here’s my only problem, in some cases experts may not be available. are there anymore alternatives? Thank you.

  6. Good question.

    I have two suggestions.

    The first is to listen to my chakra balancing meditation.

    The second suggestions is that I and other healers do sessions over the phone.

    Hope that helps.

    Peace, Happiness & Blessings
    Dr. Janet Erickson, DD

  7. aine says:

    hi have pain in my solar plexus for years just went to see a chiropractor the other day and he told me my back and ribs were all falling to the left out of alignment. the heat is imense when i put my hand on that area solar plexus as the chiropractor told me it was inflamed the muscles around it. to date and most recently i suffered from terrible panic attacks anxiety attacks inflammed ulcers very bad vertigo and serious migraines is this all related to the solar plexus regards aine

  8. Thanks for your question.

    I would advise ruling out any physical problem before working on energetic alternatives.

    I would like to answer your question but it would be difficult to give you any information without talking with you.

    Feel free to sign up for a free mini session and we can look at at least one of your concerns.


  9. Sherrie says:

    Hello Janet,

    Whilst reading your information on Solar Plexus, I thought to myself now this is a fantastic sight. Easy to navigate, well presented information, and the contents of the information is rich explaining about gem stones, colours, yoga positions, and other useful information applicable to the topic (that other sights do not have, I researched a bit)

    Glad I came accross this sight! Will be spreading the word for you!

    Sherrie from Scotland

  10. Sherrie, thanks for stopping by.


  11. Deshanta says:

    I love this site. It’s so informative. Thank you for sharing. Namaste!

  12. Lorraine says:

    Thank you for very specific and clear information.
    I have been working with the chakras for my own purposes now for a couple of years.
    In May i had an incident with what felt like a heart attack. Pain radiating up to my jaw from my diaphram. I was checked medically and no heart problems. Exactly on that night i broke out in hives all over except face, neck and torso. I have been to all doctors except allergist that is in middle of month. Gastrologist ran all tests and he thinks it is a bile duct muscle into pancraes. I have bouts of hives and severe pain in diaphram. He wants to cut muscle that could cause pancreastice. The only way to ward off hives is 300mg of rananidine and hydroxyzine 50mg. I know my solar plexis are way blocked. Question, how can i be so blocked when i do a full chakra balancing meditation once a week. Oh and i havent been exercising since this episode due to extreem mucsle and joint pain. Hope this isnt too much to ask. First time i have submitted to anyone. Felt a connection with your approach.

  13. I will be sending you an email.

    Thanks for your comment.


  14. Lorne says:

    Thank you for your information. I having been recovering from panic attacks, I get a “tight knot” in my solar plexus. I have been dealing with insomnia for a year. I find that mindfull breathing helps to take the edge off. However sleep is my greatest challange. Any thoughts? Thanking you in advance.

  15. Lorne, take a look at some of the podcasts that are on the site.

    There are a few that are for deep relaxation. Which could be of help in lowering your anxiety level.

    Peace and Happiness

  16. vee says:

    Great article! Informative, direct, practical and really helpful.

  17. Laura says:

    Hi there,
    Thank you for such powerful information , its wonderful and i appreciate you.
    Shall pass on to many people to share it , its a very handy support to remind oneself of keeping ourselves mindful and balanced with such busy lives.
    Love and Hugs,

  18. Shandi says:

    Is it possible for a 3 year old to have a blocked solar plexus chakra? She has been diagnosed with regulation disorder of sensory processing…everything I read about blocked solar plexus describes us both

  19. Yes it is possible.

    Let me know if I can be of help.

  20. Marsha Meyer says:

    Thank you. This is my first visit to your site and I am grateful for the detailed and helpful information that I have found here.
    I have identified that my Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked. I have received the Sota Lightworks light therapy machine as a gift. However, I am struggling to find how to best use it. Can you give me any tips or recommendations as to how to use the light therapy for the Solar Plexus Chakra or direct me to where I might find this information.

  21. Marsha, I am not familiar with the machine you mention. I did a quick search and read a bit about what they say it does. From a quick review i am not sure it would do what you want. However, I have found that most reputable companies are happy to take customer calls and offer suggestions on some best practices.

    Peace and Happiness

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