Chakra Series: Manipura – The Solar Plexus Chakra

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Written by Algoth’s Grove

Colour: Yellow / Golden Yellow

Mantra: RAM

Number of Lotus Petals: 10

Organs: Muscular System, Skin, Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver, Senses: Eyesight.

Gland: Pancreas / Endocrine Gland

Crystals: Citrine, Tigers Eye, Pyrite, Golden Lemurian, Agate, Shungite, Yellow Tourmaline

Oils: Cedarwood, Rosemary, Clove, Clove, Ginger, Black Pepper

Symbols: Hindu Swastika, Red Triangle facing downward, The Sun, “City of Jewels”, Fire.

Go outside and stand with your arms outstretched to the sun…

Look around at your surroundings…

Become present in this very moment…

You have a right to be everything that you are…

You have a right to be alive…

You have a purpose and you are perfect just the way that you are.

Become comfortable in who and what you stand for.

Now give 3 deep breaths in and out and say the following out loud:

I am great,

I am perfect,

I am learning and growing every second of every day,

I have the right to choose my own path.

I have the right to be who I am and everything I do I do with the best intentions.

Now breathe in and out  3 times deeply and thank the universe for your perfection.

The simplicity of being comfortable in your own skin is not simple at all for many people. Confidence is one of the main signs of someone with an underactive or deficient solar plexus chakra. They have extreme difficulty in assertion of their own ideas and choices, even needing the approval of everyone around them is a huge need of someone who has a deficient Manipura Chakra. However, the coin can be flipped and someone who is a bully and puts everyone down to feel better about themselves has an imbalanced Manipura chakra. When it comes to the energy centres and their pinpointed parts of our life, it all comes down to finding the perfect balance.

Manipura is about balancing your own presence on this planet. Who are you? Why are you here? Do you know that you have a purpose? Everything you do is part of the bigger picture and every step you take, every word you utter has a ripple effect on the universe, but it’s meant to. When you are comfortable in your own skin, when you have a clear mind and a balanced heart chakra (Coming next week) then your mental and emotional state is clear, then your Manipura Chakra can function in a perfectly balanced state and you can move through this world by making the difference that you were meant to.

Manipura is not only about being comfortable in your own skin but also being steadfast in your choices and decisions. If you believe wholeheartedly that what you are doing is right and in the best interest of those that deserve it, then your Solar Plexus Chakra is telling you that you are on the right track – make the decision and stick with it. Be grounded, be steadfast and be you. Be proud of who and what you stand for. Manipura Chakra is all about personal power. Each one of us is a universe, our Solar Plexus is our sun. This is where your shining radiance comes from. This is the exact place where your individual personal power resides.

Calling on personal power needs personal energy supply and the Solar Plexus Chakra relies heavily on your personal health. Drinking enough water and staying hydrated, eating healthily and exercising regularly will replenish depleted energy supplies. Feeling sluggish, moody and lost are all directly related to an unhealthy lifestyle. You need to make time for yourself and what you love doing. Many people refer to the Manipura Chakra as a little piece of selfishness but its not selfish if its balanced. If you cannot love yourself, you cannot love anything or anyone else. Without the power of the Sun, the universe as we know it will cease to exist and similarly, the Solar Plexus Chakra is really the root of our existence both on the material plane as well as the spiritual.

You need to know you. You need to understand who and what you stand for and stick to that. You need to have your feet firmly planted in the earth and remember that guilt never made the sun shine and it has no place in your life path toward enlightenment. Find the balance that allows you to radiate the beautiful perfection that you are in this world, and then walk in that balance and that steadfast knowing that you have every right to be who you are!

Here is an awesome Mantra to work with your Manipura Chakra

Here is a great yoga instructional video with a link to ‘The Breath of Fire.”

Here is some great meditation music to work on with your Manipura Chakra.

 

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