Updated: May 18, 2019
The third chakra is also called the Solar Plexus chakra, or Manipura. The color yellow is connected with this power chakra and is symbolized by a ten-petal lotus. The solar plexus chakra is located halfway between the navel and rib cage. It is associated with the pancreas, liver, digestive tract, stomach, gallbladder, bladder, and spleen.
This chakra rules personal power, will, and autonomy. It is the center where our personality is formed along with emotions, intuition, and one's psychic energies. The sense it effects the most is our sight and our eyes. These essential portions of identity reflect the third chakras true value. Exercise is essential in the solar plexus chakra, as we consider this chakra to be connected to fire as an element. Many of the issues one might encounter if the solar plexus chakra is blocked or closed include: possible eating disorders, chronic fatigue, hypertension, diabetes, digestive disorders or muscle spasms. If there is a deficiency in the third chakra one might experience low self-esteem, a victim mentality, poor discipline, low energy, have a passive attitude, and be viewed as unreliable. Those with a blocked third chakra may have experienced disconnection from their body due to shaming, volatile situations, physical abuse, or fear of punishment. These are all possible abuses that could lead to a closed or blocked chakra.
If this chakra's challenges have landed for you there is work to be done. Embrace opportunities for deep relaxation and stress control, engage in vigorous exercise, sit-ups, martial arts, emotional contact with grounding exercises, and possible psychotherapy to work through issues relating to abuse.
Affirmation is one way to aid the clearing of some of these blockages. The affirmation I would like you to focus on is:
“I ACT” Starting out loud, vocalize: “I do what I really want to do. I love and respect myself and others. I love my life and my work. I am worthy of the very best in life. I honor the power within me.” A meditation to support your healing of the solar plexus chakra is: Visualize your will ... passion for life ... action ... concentration ... and imagine these fundamental energies steaming into your third chakra. Breathe in and out, concentrating on your navel area. Feel the clear exuberance of yellow melting your away pain, suffering, and indifference. Embrace the courage, hope, and comfort that flows through you. Every inhalation ... every exhalation ... feel that yellow energy enveloping your body from root to crown.