SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA (MANIPURA)
As mentioned on few previous ones, there are plenty of chakras around the body and the main ones are located along one's spine, so far we have the root chakra or the Muladhara, the Sacral chakra or the Swadhisthana and now we will have the third of the seven main chakras which is the Solar Plexus chakra which is also called and referred to as the Manipura chakra. When aligned and activated properly, these chakras can very much be of great help in improving one's life and might just be the ultimate way for an individual to reach enlightenment as a state where Nirvana is present and all life's sufferings are banished.
The Solar Plexus chakra or Manipura chakra is derived from Sanskrit which translates to, “city of jewels.” It is very fascinating how it is capped to be that when the Solar Plexus chakra holds one's personality, it is like blatantly stating that one's most prized possession is who he is, all things most adored to a man is his true, raw authentic self. The Solar Plexus chakra or the Manipura chakra is located in the upper belly at the diaphragm above the second chakra located at the abdomen which is the Sacral chakra. The Solar Plexus chakra acts as the center of personal power. This chakra governs personality, ego, and identity, as well as personal freedom, choice, and authenticity. In short, this chakra holds the epitome of what a person is. The colour that is associated with this chakra is the colour yellow, which is known as the colour of optimism and compelling youthful soul.
The Solo Plexus chakra is known to be responsible in promoting an individual's strength and confidence. When perfectly activated and balanced, the Solar Plexus chakra will make the person have a strong will and resilient mental stability. It is considered as the foundation of one's self-esteem and pride to oneself. When the Solar Plexus chakra is blocked one might feel some emotional issues and Behavior changes. One can tell that there is blockage around the Solar Plexus Chakra if your confidence is very shaky. While when there is only a small blockage, there may only be insecurity in one specific area. A larger blockage will cause generalized self-esteem problems. So aligning the Solar Plexus chakra can definitely make you a way better version of yourself as greatness starts with oneself.
You can activate this chakra by massaging. With your right hand, gently place your index, middle and ring finger on the hollow at the top of your stomach between your ribs. Create some pressure and make small clockwise circles. This will release any tension stored in your solar plexus - a complex network of nerves located in the abdomen. There are also numerous healing stones and crystals that are wonderful for healing and supporting the Solar Plexus Chakra. A few of these stones include Yellow Calcite, Golden Mookaite, Tiger's Eye, Pyrite, Citrine, Golden Quartz and Rutilated Quartz. All are very helpful in activating and balancing the energy that is amplified by the Solar Plexus chakra. Then there's meditation, meditation is said to be one of the most effective ways to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. Soothing meditation is often best done in the dark or in dim light. To unlock your Solar Plexus, try imagining a bright yellow ball of energy over your solar plexus as it is the colour that is associated with this chakra.
While it is important to align and activate these chakras, it is also important to know the numerous and helpful ways you can do so. The path to enlightenment can be a long road but you have all the help you have in the world from healing crystals and meditation techniques!