3rd Chakra – The Solar Plexus

?? Third Chakra ??

The third chakra is the Solar Plexus (Manipura), which means “lustrous gem”. How cool is that? This chakra is the seat for your personal power, self-confidence and identity.

Have you ever been in a situation that you just KNEW wasn’t “right” for you, or have you ever just sensed danger? Or, conversely, have you ever just KNOWN that something was going to work out, and that you were on the right path? I have! Most of us would say we could just “feel it in our gut”, right? It’s not unusual for us to physically FEEL that wisdom or direction in that location. That’s your Solar Plexus!

? Solar Plexus Chakra is represented by the color yellow and fire is the symbol of it’s energy. ???
? This chakra starts in the middle of your belly button and extends up to where your rib bones meet in the center of your chest.
? Some people call this chakra the warrior chakra because it’s comparable to a wise warrior going into battle. He has the needed confidence to win the battle, and the wisdom to know the personal truth he’s fighting for. I love this!
? When this chakra is balanced and flowing, you feel a sense of wisdom, decisiveness and even personal power.
? An overactive Solar Plexus can happen when we mistakenly try to extend the power we have into the lives of others. We may feel angry, the need to control and mircromanage, greedy, and possibly a lack of compassion and empathy. YUCK! Physically, imbalances in the organs like the appendix, pancreas, liver and kidneys can occur.
? If we’ve ever had our personal power taken away from us by another person or circumstance, this chakra can end up sluggish and underactive. Feelings like indecisiveness, insecurity, timidity and neediness can be signs that your Solar Plexus needs some balance.
? To help balance a whacked out Solar Plexus, try these things:
Think of the things you know you’re good at. EVERYONE has talents and abilities, so you can’t get away with saying, “I don’t have any”! ? Make a list of yours, and feel how the confidence in those talents can actually make your stomach tingle and vibrate. Energize that chakra!
It’s also a good practice to consciously open up your heart with love and compassion to those around you! SEE yourself as a beacon and vessel of love. ?
? Essential oils to use:
To rev up a sluggish chakra, do a tummy massage with Cinnamon, Eucalyptus or Juniper oil.
To calm an over zealous one, massage with Peppermint, Vetiver, or Helichrysum.
To hold steady, use Grapefruit or Lemon.

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