Solar Plexus Chakra
Sanskrit Name – Manipura
Color – Yellow
Mantra – Ram
Location – Near the Navel – between lower rib cage and navel
Symbol – A Lotus with 10 petals
Emotions – Mental acuity, vitality, desire, sense of identity and belonging, will, power, ego.
Lessons to Learn – Fully experience who we are without fear or a need to control.
Illnesses – Digestive difficulties, gas, food allergies, liver problems, diabetes, over-sexed, gall stones, muscle cramps, spasm, depression, difficulty breathing.
Balanced Energy – Outgoing, Cheerful, Self-respect, Respect others, Strong sense of personal power, Skillfull, Intelligent, Relaxed, Spontaneous, Expressive, Take on new challenges, Enjoy physical activities and good food.
Excessive Energy – Judgmental, Workaholic, Perfectionistic, Overly intellectual, May need drugs to relax, Sexually inhibited, Can’t show emotional warmth.
Deficient Energy – Depressed, Lack of confidence, Worry about what others think, Confused, Poor digestion, Afraid of being alone, Need constant reassurance, Jealous, Distrustful.
Ways To Bring Balance
Foods – Yellow-colored foods like yellow sweet peppers, yellow lentils & corn. Carbohydrates (complex), fiber, whole grains, legumes,
Gemstones – Topaz, calcite and citrine
Essential Oils – Bergamot, Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Chamomile
Mudras (hand positions) & Mantras to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra
Let the fingers touch at the tops, pointing away from you.
Cross thumbs right over left, fingers should be straight.
Hold the mudra for at least 5 minutes – Focus on Navel Chakra located a little above the navel on the spine.
Chant “Ram” three times (the “a” is pronounced “ah” as in father)
Watch for next month’s newsletter to clear and balance your Heart Chakra