Opening Up the Solar Plexus

Do you ever feel secure or have a hard time putting boundaries up in your life? Do you feel that you are always out to please everyone, and you always want people to accept you?

Maybe you are opposite of that, and you want to be in control of everyone you meet. You manipulate people to get your way, or you feel that you need to control people so that you can have a purpose.


The chakra is a Sanskrit word that means energy wheel. This is a Hindu idea that tells that there are energy centers in your body. There are seven main ones, and they represent different parts of your body where the body and the spirit come together. Each of the chakras rotate and each one has a color associated with it.

There are different emotional and physical things that each of the chakras take care of and when they are healthy, they can help you to feel happy and to feel at peace in your life. When the chakras are blocked, it can cause you to have emotional or physical problems.

The chakras are part of who you are, and they are there to help you to heal and to be strong in your mind, body, and soul.

The solar plexus also called the Manipura is part of the third chakra. This is the area that is in the belly and by the navel. The solar plexus is a place for energy and where you will find change. This is where your self-esteem comes from.

Solar Plexus Chakra

Means: Lustrous Gem.

Found: In the stomach by the belly button.

Color: Yellow

Element: Fire

Signs: Confident, finding a purpose, doing the right thing.

When it is Unbalanced: You will dominate others, be manipulative and aggressive towards people.

When your solar plexus is balanced and strong, you will be confident in who you are and what you do. You will know that you have a purpose in your life and that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

When this chakra is unbalanced, it will cause you to have low self-esteem and will cause you to not be able to make good decisions in your life.

Here are some signs that your solar plexus is unbalanced:

  • Problems in the digestive system.
  • IBS
  • Ulcers
  • Diabetes
  • Tiredness
  • Overeating

Opening the Solar Plexus

There are ways that you can open up the solar plexus if it is blocked and one way is to use incense. You can find oils or incense of saffron or ginger to burn.

Positive Affirmations

You can find positive affirmations that you can say that can help you to balance the solar plexus. You can write these down and repeat them. Here are some you can use or make up your own:

  • I can face any challenge.
  • I am motivated.
  • I have a purpose.
  • I am capable of good things.
  • I forgive myself for my mistakes.
  • I do not need to control anyone but myself.
  • I am courageous.
  • I am positive.
  • I have power in myself.


You can do different yoga postures that will help to balance the solar plexus. There are poses that can help you in your mind and your body and can help you to keep this chakra open:

  • Warrior-to build confidence.
  • Sun salutations will help you connect with your energy and the suns energy.
  • Boat is another way to have strong muscles in the stomach and to give you purpose.

Past Healing

People often have to deal with past trauma and if this is one reason that your solar plexus is blocked, you can work on that. You need to learn to heal things from your past and forgive those that have hurt you.

Balancing the chakra can be done by getting therapy or talking to someone that loves you. You can start to heal from your past and bring balance to your chakras.

Sarah Carson

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