The 3rd chakra is the Solar Plexus or Manipura which translates to “lustrous gem."
This chakra is where your self-confidence, identity and personal power are born.
Have you ever been in a situation that you just knew wasn’t right for you?
Perhaps you’ve been in a situation that you knew was going to work out. Where did you feel those cues in your body. Most people say they feel those types of cues in their “gut.”
In reality, this is the seat of your personal power, your solar plexus, and you can physically feel that confidence and wisdom in its location.
The solar plexus starts in the center of the belly button and extends up to the breastbone or where your two sets of ribs connect in the center of your chest.
What balanced feels like: When your 3rd chakra is balanced, you will feel a sense of wisdom, decisiveness and personal power.
Many call this chakra the warrior chakra, as the feeling you get from it is comparable to a wise warrior going into battle.
He has the confidence to win and the wisdom to know the personal truth he is fighting for.
When this chakra is overactive:
The solar plexus chakra becomes overactive when the power we have over our own lives extends into the lives of others. When this chakra is too energized, you may feel quick to anger, the need to control and micromanage, greediness and a lack of compassion or empathy. You may suffer from digestive issues or even imbalances in your internal organs like the appendix, pancreas, liver and kidneys.
To balance your 3rd chakra, practice opening up your heart with love and compassion. Meditate on sending love and kindness from your heart to all those around you. Refocus the power you have and see yourself as a beacon of love.
When this chakra is under active:
When our personal power is taken away from us either by another person or through extenuating circumstances, we may be left with a lack of energy in our 3rd chakra. When this happens, you may feel indecisive, insecure, timid and needy.
How to energize your 3rd chakra:
To energize your solar plexus, think of the things that you know you’re good at. Everyone has talents and abilities.
Make a list of yours. Feel how the confidence in those talents makes your stomach tingle and vibrate. Empower that feeling by creating your own personal affirmations.
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