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Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit name - Manipura
Location - Behind belly button
Colour - Yellow
Element - Fire


The third chakra is the solar plexus or sometimes the navel chakra. It’s the centre of our self-esteem, willpower and metabolism. It regulates energy associated with vitality, identity, intention and action. It helps keep the balance between confidence and conceit, bold and foolhardy and self-respect and narcissism.

A balanced solar plexus chakra

When your solar plexus chakra is perfectly balanced you will have unlimited energy and feel impulsive and outgoing. You will feel balanced, have lots of confidence and have great social skills. You feel comfortable in your own skin and have the understanding that you have the power of choice.

A unbalanced solar plexus chakra

Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

The emotional feelings of unbalanced solar plexus chakra include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Insecure
  • Low Confidence (B)
  • Low self-esteem (B)
  • Unassertive

The physical symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra are:

  • Addiction
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive weight around the stomach (pot belly)
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent gas and constipation
  • Gall bladder and liver problems
  • Hypertension
  • IBS
  • Issues with the digestive track
  • Overweight and obesity

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How to balance the solar plexus chakra


Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

  • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
  • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
  • Take two or three deep breaths.
  • Now visualize a ball of yellow light coming from just above you naval chakra region. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
  • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

Place the crystal over the solar plexus chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the solar plexus chakra. Generally speaking, use yellow stones.

    • Amber
    • Bronzite
    • Citrine
    • Golden Beryl
    • Jasper
    • Malachite
    • Rhodochrosite
    • Smithsonite
    • Tiger’s Eye
    • Yellow Jade
    • Yellow Tourmaline

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the solar plexus chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your solar plexus chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the solar plexus chakra.

    Massaging in a clockwise pattern over around the belly button area activates your solar plexus chakra. Use essential oils to enhance the massage.

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    Scents such as lemon, chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, white lotus and rosemary can cleanse the solar plexus chakra. We recommend this solar plexus chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the solar plexus energy flowing.

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    Wear yellow clothing and surround yourself with yellow colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Yellow foods are best for the solar plexus. Try eating bananas, mango and corn. Drink a herbal tea that contains solar plexus chakra cleansing herbs.

    Man walkingActivities

    Activities that practice self-love is best for healing the solar plexus. Take some spa treatments or a nice warm bath. Going for walks and doing simple exercises everyday help release endorphins which is a hormone that gives us a feeling of pleasure. If you can do this outside. The solar plexus is a fire element and the sun is a perfect source for this. More vigorous exercise such as boxing, dancing, singing will help express any anger you have. Socialise with positive-minded people. Just smile.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the solar plexus chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I love the person I am
    • I am worthy of love and kindness
    • I am strong and courageous
    • I am confident
    • I am not intimidated by what others think of me
    • I am honest in my relationships with other people
    • I take charge of my life

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    Carnelian healing properties, spiritual properties, Carnelian stone benefits and powers, Carnelian meaning and uses explained.

    Carnelian is a stabilizing and grounding stone. It can boost confidence and the power of true expression. Carnelian can enhance your creativity and free your imagination, unleashing your true potential. This stone can help you overcome negative thought patterns and give you energy you need for new challenges. It has the strength and power to intensity your goals and drive.

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    Healing properties of Carnelian

    Carnelian can assist with the healing of many conditions.


    • Anger
    • Confidence
    • Creativity
    • Depression
    • Eating disorders
    • Enhances sexual energy
    • Focus & Concentration
    • Jealousy
    • Mid-life crisis
    • Motivation
    • Negative thoughts

    Physical symptoms:

    • Addictions
    • Arthritis
    • Blood circulation
    • Digestive issues
    • Fertility
    • Fevers
    • Gallstones
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Kidney function
    • Low sex drive
    • Lower back problems
    • Recovery of broken bones
    • Regulates menstruation
    • Reproductive organs
    • Rheumatism
    • Sciatic nerve
    • Skin problems
    • Spleen & pancreas
    • Varicose veins 

    Spiritual properties of Carnelian

    Carnelian has the ability to revitalize the soul. It can help remove the fear of death and it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. It stimulates a deeper love and appreciation for the earth.

    How to use Carnelian

    • Wear your crystal with a pendant or bracelet.
    • Place your crystal in your handbag.
    • Pop them in your pocket.
    • Have them in your wallet.
    • Tuck them in your bra.
    • Place this on your desk to boost your creativity, make clearer decisions and better career choices.
    • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
    • Place on the sacral or root chakra to initiate to improve physical intimacy.

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    How to cleanse Carnelian

    There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Carnelian.

    Water dropCleansing in saltwater

    Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

    Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

    Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Cleansing using the earth

    Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

    DotCleansing with visualisation

    Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

    NOTE: Carnelian can be used to cleanse other stones by absorbing their negative energy.

    How to re-energise Carnelian

    After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

    SunRe-energising in the sunlight

    Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

    Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

    Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

    Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

    Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

    Programming your Carnelian

    Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

    How to set your intentions

    Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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