The solar plexus chakra is located below the heart chakra and above the scaral chakra.
But what does the solar plexus chakra represent for you in your life?
Here’s everything you need to know about this important chakra.
What Is The Function Of The Solar Plexus Chakra?
Your solar plexus chakra is located above your navel and below your sternum. It functions as the center of energy associated with ego. It’s the source of personal power, self-belief, and self-worth.
Your solar plexus chakra is activated when you:
- Muster the courage to do something that scares you.
- Speak up for yourself.
- Exert your willpower and self-control.
You’ll notice that in these situations, your energy is high, your posture is tall and commanding, and your is voice firm.
The solar plexus chakra is a the seat of your personal power.
Now, it’s important to recognize that personal power doesn’t mean power over others. It means self-mastery – the ability to master your thoughts and emotions, overcome any fear, and take appropriate action in any situation.
The Sanskrit word for the solar plexus is Manipura, or ‘shining gem.’ In fact, the solar plexus chakra gives you the ability to rise to the occasion in times of need.
This chakra is represented as being a vivid golden yellow in color. Like a ray of sunshine, the glow of the solar plexus chakra lights your path and warms your body with the glow of self-confidence.
The solar plexus chakra empowers you to follow and not be distracted from your true path.
The vibrant yellow of this chakra speaks to creativity, personality, intellect, and ego.
How Do You Know If Your Solar Plexus Is Blocked?
People with a weak solar plexus chakra see themselves as victims. They pessimistically walk with their heads down, put up with poor treatment, and have low expectations and aspirations. They are shy and rarely take a leadership role – but are quick to sarcastically put others down!
Persistent lack of self-confidence and self-worth erodes their resolve to do anything meaningful with their lives. As a result, they settle for a dull, frustrating existence.
It doesn’t take much for the solar plexus chakra to become blocked or weakened. In fact, criticism and rejection are two of the biggest contributors to a blocked solar plexus chakra.
Some people with feelings of inadequacy will dramatically overcompensate. This false show of bravado and self-glorification may be seen as confidence or arrogance, but it is false and crumbles easily. This can lead to serious depression and further over-compensatory behavior.
People with a healthy solar plexus chakra do not boast of their accomplishments – they let their results speak for themselves. They are confident but kind.
A closed third chakra can manifest itself as physiological problems too.
Due to the location of this chakra in the center of the body, digestive problems such as gas, nausea, ulcers, diabetes, celiac’s disease, and liver disease are associated with a blocked solar plexus chakra.