Solar Plexus Chakra

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Manipura, which translates to “metropolis of gems,” symbolizes attributes such as self-confidence, joy, self-belief, wisdom, and the capacity for decision-making.

The solar plexus chakra represents individual potency and volition. The energy flowing from this chakra propels us to act, assert our presence in the world, and confidently express our talents. When balanced, this chakra helps liberate us from negative energies, fortifying our health and vitality, including enhancing our digestion and the way we process our life experiences.

The ten petals symbolize the ten hurdles that need to be overcome to attain a balanced Manipura chakra. These obstacles include feelings of shame, betrayal, jealousy, longing, inertia, sorrow, materialism, ignorance, repulsion, and fear. The descending triangle is a representation of energy dispersal, and it signifies expansion and progress.

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Characteristics of the 

Solar Plexus Chakra

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is open and balanced, an individual feels confident, has a strong sense of purpose, and is self-motivated. They can set and achieve goals and have a strong sense of their own worth. Conversely, when it’s blocked or imbalanced, one might feel insecure, indecisive, and lack motivation or direction.

Characteristics of a balanced 

Solar Plexus Chakra


  • Feeling of equality with others (neither superior nor inferior)
  • Consciousness of one’s own strength
  • Firm self-identity (in alignment with one’s core beliefs and essence)
  • Robust sense of self
  • Establishing healthy boundaries
  • Possessing willpower and the capacity to make decisions and take action
  • Self-respect
  • Confidence and self-assurance
  • Persistence and resilience
  • Effective leadership
  • Tranquil temperament
  • Connection with one’s intuitive feelings
  • Proficient manifestation and conscious creation abilities
  • Taking charge of your life and determining your path
  • Ability to actualize plans
  • Healthy self-esteem
  • Sound judgement
  • Self-reliance
  • Self-discipline
  • Ego equilibrium
  • Intellectual and cognitive capabilities
  • Vigorous energy
  • Robust digestive health








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Characteristics of an Imbalanced

Solar Plexus Chakra


When imbalanced, the Solar Plexus Chakra might lead to digestive problems and chronic fatigue. Mentally, it can cause a lack of clarity and feelings of powerlessness. Emotionally, it’s associated with low self-esteem and excessive stubbornness, and on a spiritual level, one might feel disconnected from their purpose. Here are some potential symptoms of an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Digestive problems, including ulcers, heartburn, or gastritis
  • Liver dysfunction or gallbladder issues
  • Chronic fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes or hypoglycemia
  • Weight gain or weight loss, especially around the midsection

Emotional Symptoms:

  • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness
  • Overwhelming bursts of anger or rage
  • Feelings of powerlessness or victim mentality
  • Excessive need for control and authority over others
  • Emotional coldness or insensitivity

Mental Symptoms:

  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Lack of clear direction or purpose
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Perfectionism to the point of self-harm or debilitation
  • Anxieties about what others think or fear of rejection

Spiritual Symptoms:

  • Feeling disconnected from one’s personal power or sense of self
  • Lack of ambition or motivation to pursue spiritual growth
  • Feeling out of touch with one’s life purpose or mission
  • An inability to set or maintain boundaries
  • A sense of aimlessness or lack of passion and drive

Remember, the chakras interrelate with each other, so imbalances in one can sometimes affect or be affected by another It’s important to look holistically when trying to identify and address imbalances.

Associated With:

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with your personal power, confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, sense of purpose, motivation, and self-empowerment.

Chakra Development:

18 months to 4 years, although the health of the chakra can be affected at any stage in life.

When Balanced:

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance: Signs of balance include responsibility, reliability, healthy self-esteem, well-regulated ego, confidence, a sense of personal power, spontaneity, a playful attitude, a warm personality, and the ability to face challenges and attain personal objectives.

When Underactive:

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is underactive or deficient: Symptoms of deficiency may include low energy, weak will, susceptibility to manipulation, poor self-esteem, lack of self-discipline, emotional or physical coldness, indecisiveness, a victim mentality, blame-shifting, passiveness, unreliability, and an attraction to stimulants.

When Overactive:

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is Chakra is overactive or excessive: Signs of overactivity may include aggression, dominance, controlling behavior, a need to be correct, manipulative tendencies, a craving for power, deceitfulness, excessive competitiveness, stubbornness, violent outbursts, arrogance, hyperactivity, and an attraction to sedatives.

Causes of Blocks:

Fears of criticism, rejection, appearing foolish, failure, and negative body image concerns.

Chakra Traumas:

Solar Plexus Chakra traumas include experiences of shaming, humiliation, or ridicule, living under strict authoritarian control, enduring physical or emotional abuse, growing up in an unsafe setting, facing narcissistic mistreatment, carrying responsibilities unsuitable for one’s age, and inheriting feelings of shame or low self-worth from parents or ancestors.

To learn more about open, closed, and blocked Chakra states, check out our Chakra Overview post: Understanding the Chakra System: A Comprehensive Overview.

Solar Plexus Chakra

Healing Strategies:

  • High-energy physical activities such as running and aerobic exercises
  • Enrich your altar with items such as a candle (to symbolize the fire element), something yellow, or an object that makes you feel empowered
  • Spend some time around a campfire, bonfire, or fire pit
  • Light a candle to harness the power of flame
  • Indulge in laughter for its healing properties
  • Soak up some sun (in moderation)
  • Dress in yellow clothing
  • Incorporate yellow foods into your diet, such as bananas, lemons, pineapples, or yellow potatoes
  • Consume starchy foods for quick energy release
  • Work on addressing issues related to self-worth
  • Practice yoga asanas, particularly those involving twists
  • Engage in abdominal and core exercises
  • Undertake vigorous aerobic exercises, like cycling or running
  • Practice solar plexus mudras
  • Meditate focusing on the solar plexus chakra: visualize the color yellow and recite either a Solar Plexus Healing Affirmation (three times) or the Bija Mantra, “RAM” (seven times), either aloud or silently.

Chakra Healing Affirmations

  • “I can”
  • “I do”
  • “I honor my inner power”
  • “I am powerful, strong and confident I can do anything I set my mind to”
  • “I am aligned with my purpose I radiate confidence and positivity”

Chakra Healing Crystals/Stones:

Amber, Yellow Topaz, Yellow Citrine, Rutilated Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, Pyrite, Yellow Jade, Bumblebee Jasper

Chakra Healing Essential Oils:

Juniper, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, Lemon, Ginger, Cardamom, Marjoram, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Vetiver, Rosemary

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