SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra (Manipura)



Action: "I can"

Issue: Willpower

Goal: Purpose

Sense: Sight


This chakra is the power center of your body & mediates the energies relating to your willpower, purpose & creativity.

The 3rd chakra is the SOLAR PLEXUS chakra and has the greatest concentration of pranic energy as a large number of nadis radiate from it. It is the center of willpower and your sense of purpose in life.

Planet & Astrology

The ruling planet is the SUN commander of the solar system. In astrology it's associated to LEO and authority, resolution, dominion, royalty and leadership.

Healthy Blocked Energy

A healthy and open Solar Plexus chakra glows warmly like the fire this chakra represents. You are a warm hearth of inner confidence, show respect towards others and yourself. You will be very calm and centered.

Blocked Energy

Blockages in the SOLAR PLEXUS chakra mean you likely feel easily depressed, rejected and possibly wanting to blame others for yourinsecurity feelings. You are willing to change to suit the needs and wants of others to be more accepted as you need reassurance and to be in the good opinion of others.

Physically you may experience stomach disorders: ulcers, diabetes, chronic indigestion, gastritis and eating disorders.

Solar Plexus Characteristics

Animal: The Ram, which is sacred to the god of fire, Agni

Balancing: Laugh more, cry more, touch and feel more

Body location: Located at the navel (corresponds to the Solar Plexus in the physical body)

Body Parts: Digestive

Color: YELLOW - a reminder of the sun energy & strength

CORE Function: Energy; Transforming energy into matter, matter into energy, ideas into reality, finding purpose, self esteem, self identity, relationship with people

Directly Effects: Mental Body

Element: Fire - You could call your fire your sense of will, your sense of determination

Energy Flow: Opens both front and back

Essential Oils: Cassia, peppermint, lemongrass, lemon balm, juniper, amber

Foods: Granola, Grains, Dairy, Spices

Gems/Metal: Citrine, Amber, Moonstone, Topaz, Pyrite, Tiger eye, Agate, Chrysoprase, Lithium, Smokey quartz, Turquoise, Malachite,  Yellow calcite/ Iron, Bronze, Gold

Glands/Organs: The Pancreas, digestive tract, stomach, liver, spleen, gall bladder, autonomic nervous system

Herbs: Ginkgo biloba, milk thistle, dandelion and ginger herbs are good to use for this chakra

Incense: Cedar

Lotus pedals: 10 - represents a smoky rain cloud. This shows how we cloud our own vision and need to use our own bright sun to burn those clouds away

Physical Connection: The stomach, liver, gall bladder and nervous system. Set of your will power and digestion

Psychological Functions: Healing, your intentions towards your own health, pleasure in expanding awareness and a consciousness of who you are within the universe.

Sanskrit Name: Manipura (pronounced as Mon e poo ra) Manipura meaning city of jewels

Scents: Ginger, Blueberry, Bay, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Lemon, Frankincense

Sound: The mantra; ram or aum and musical note E

Symbols: Select this link to see various examples