The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra and its meaning for the human bodysolar plexus chakra

The Solar plexus chakra is sometimes referred to as the Stomach or Navel Chakra and comprises the 3rd primary chakra of the human body. It and can be found above the navel roughly at height of the diaphragm on the front and rear of the body.

In Sanskrit the third chakra is called Manipura chakra which can be translated into the “place or home of the jewel”, as it is considered the house of the personality. Its main purpose is to help us actively design our life through the powerful conversion of our thoughts and wishes into an abundant reality. As a lot of our thoughts are largely stimulated by our visual impressions of the world around us the solar plexus chakra is connected to the sense of seeing. Because of its transforming qualities it is related to the element of fire.

On a physical level the solar plexus chakra is associated with the lower back, the whole abdomen area, the digestive system including liver, gallbladder, stomach and spleen as well as the vegetative nervous system. As this chakra further governs the pancreas it plays a vital role in the blood sugar/salt level of the body. The third chakra does not only govern the physical act of digestion. It also converts all thoughts and emotions that form our personality, the way we perceive the world and ultimately our reality.

As the solar plexus chakra is related to one’s personal strength and power, people with a balanced open chakra have a healthy self-esteem and integrity to their disposal. Through clarity and vital actionability they are capable of converting their thoughts and dreams and bringing them into reality.

Important for the development of the solar plexus chakra is the time between 5th and 12th year. During this period a lot of our thinking, the way how we relate to the world and therefore our personality is formed. During this time period it is of major importance to experience own achievements and to receive honest positive and constructive feedback especially from parents, but also teachers.

Solar Plexus Chakra blockage

People with a blocked solar plexus chakra may lack vitality and show indifference towards life. They have little self-esteem which might turn them into i.e. very jealous companions. A blockage of the solar plexus chakra will further prevent them of achieving set goals and manifesting their dreams.

Their incapability of allowing, processing and showing feelings may manifest as eating disorders, diabetes, obesity or diseases of liver, gallbladder and spleen.

An imbalance or over activity of the solar plexus chakra will show in exaggerated ambitions, inconsiderateness, flaming temper or eagerness for power and dominance.

Solar Plexus Chakra healing

In order to heal the solar plexus chakra it is important to release and process retained negative emotions like anger, desperation or inferiority complexes. As a lot of our personal dogmas or formed in pre-teenage times it might be necessary to look into those personal experiences during that time that still have a negative impact on us and don’t serve our soul to truly express itself through our personality. Meditations but also energy work with chakra stones and crystals will support to let go of harming dogmas and help to restore the balance of the navel chakra.

Below please find a beautiful 15min guided solar plexus chakra meditation as well as another 15min music video that will directly work on your solar plexus chakra through the unique and astonishing composition of sounds resonation with the freqency of the solar plexus chakra.


The Solar Plexus Chakra symbol

solar plexus chakra sybmolThe symbol of the 3rd chakra is usually depicted as a stylized 10 pedaled bright yellow/golden lotus that contains a downward facing red triangle and the sound syllable RAM. In Sanskrit the ten pedals have syllables inscribed on them which can be regarded as synonyms for negative feelings like i.e. jealousy, sadness or foolishness that need to be transformed through the cleansing fire of Manipura. In that way the symbol recognizes the negative feelings every human may have but also the capability of overcoming and transforming them.