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Meaning: your inner fire
The third chakra is the solar plexus chakra, also called Manipura (city of jewels) in Sanskrit. This chakra is the main place for storing energy. Therefore, an imbalance often expresses itself first through the solar plexus. This energy center represents your inner fire. With a good active solar plexus chakra you feel full of energy. This chakra brings self-assurance, passion and willpower. The solar plexus chakra has fire as its element and the color yellow.
Where is your solar plexus chakra located?
Our third chakra is located in terms of height just a little above the navel and then more inward in our abdomen. So this chakra is also well connected to our digestion. This chakra takes care of maintaining energy, increasing your energy level and it allows the energy to spread throughout our body.
Solar plexus chakra in balance
When this chakra is in balance, you may notice on a physical level that your digestion is going smoothly. Your inner fire works well and the food you take in is digested without difficulty. You have a lot of will power and make decisions easily. You are self-aware and from this awareness the choices you make are correct. You also accept and acknowledge yourself, so that your inner strength comes into its own. You accept challenges because you are aware of your strength. So you can transform your energy into action.
Solar plexus chakra out of balance
When this chakra is out of balance, you are afraid of change and stay in the comfort zone. Thus, you have a sense of protection. This manifests not only in physical situations but also mentally. If you constantly keep telling yourself that you 'can't do it anyway', the step to actually do it gets bigger and bigger. You can feel insecure, you are easy to manipulate and you have little discipline. You can also be very worried about what other people think of you. You are afraid that they will not think you are good enough and therefore you seek approval from the outside. Actually you criticize and judge yourself and in doing so you reject yourself. Your solar plexus becomes unbalanced because of this and your willpower is weakened.
Sometimes this chakra can also have too much energy. You can recognize this by heartburn, literally the fire that comes up. On another level you may notice that you become fierce or aggressive towards others or you argue a lot.
Connected to the physical body
The Solar Plexus Chakra is physically connected to the digestive system. If this chakra is out of balance you can experience problems with anything related to digestion. Think liver, stomach, bile, constipation or just diarrhea. Your inner fire is not 'burning' hard enough to support your body in these processes.
Color solar plexus chakra
Your Solar Plexus Chakra has the color yellow. Yellow is in sign of self-confidence and self-esteem. In addition, yellow symbolizes the sun and fire.
Corresponding Zodiac Signs
Each gemstone has its own vibrational frequency. Just like words, feelings, thoughts and emotions (and basically everything inside and outside of us) have their own energy and their own vibration frequency, so do our chakras. The energy of these gems resonates with the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra and therefore helps you to open this chakra, for example by meditating with it and connecting to the energy of the stone (in your mind).