Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar plexus chakra symbol.

All You Need to Know about the Solar Plexus Chakra

What is the meaning of the Sanskrit name 'Manipura?'

Manipura is the Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus Chakra. The most common meaning of this name is the "seat of gems "or the "city of jewels." 

It is the third Chakra and is also referred to as the Nabhi. The translation of the title "nabhi" is the navel."

Where is the location of the solar plexus chakra?

You guessed right! The Solar Plexus Chakra is situated above the navel and below the sternum.

The Solar plexus chakra functions as the center of energy that is allied with ego. It is the center of personal power, self-worth, and self-belief. You can activate your solar plexus chakra by doing the following.

3 Ways to Activate The Solar Plexus Chakra


Mastering the courage to do things that worries you frequently. 


Learning how to speak up on your behalf at any situation.


Mastering how to exercise your self-control and willpower.

When Manipura Is Open

You will realize that during such times you will have an upright posture physically. You will also have very high positive energy as well as a commanding and a firm voice. 

The solar plexus chakra is the focus of your power. It is, therefore, essential to understand that this power doesn't mean having power over others but instead having the power of self-mastery

It is the power and ability to master your emotions and thoughts, overcoming the negative energy of fear and having the desire to the most appropriate actions in any challenging situation.

The solar plexus chakra is also known as the Manipura in Sanskrit, which also means the shining gem. A brilliant gem gives the audacity to rise above the occasion and deal with such challenging issues when the need arises.

What are the critical elements of Manipura Chakra?

The Solar Plexus Chakra is symbolized in a brilliant golden yellow color that resembles the rays of sunshine, which means when it grows, it warms your body and lights our paths with the radiance of self-confidence. 

This self-confidence is what empowers you to remain focused on your way and courage to fight from being distracted from your right path. 

The vivid yellow color symbolizes the energetic sun rays the powers the individual creativity, intellect, personality, and ego.

Chakra Element: Fire

This chakra was traditionally associated with the element of fire, but some modern healing movements have linked it with an element of air. It is the connection with heat, sun, and light energy, and all forms of power.

Chakra Color: Yellow

The Manipura Chakra is mainly associated with yellow color. Due to its connection with the element of fire, it is sometimes a representation of the yellowish red pigment.

Chakra Position: Solar Plexus

The most current location for this Chakra is around the solar plexus position between the lower chest and the navel. It is for this reason why it is known as the solar plexus chakra, and some traditions locate it jointly to the navel area. 

It is also closely related to the digestive system, mainly the metabolism functions due to its connection with the pancreas.

Chakra Symbol

The Solar Chakra has the following significant symbols. A circular object with ten equal petals and an inverted triangle. 

The down-pointing triangle is a representation of the element fire and the transformative influence element of fire. 

For instance, light converts various elements into energy for moving and propelling objects forward. The tenor petal is a representation of the blue flame of fire.

Can your Solar Plexus Chakra get blocked?

Yes! People with weak or blocked Chakra will always consider themselves as victims of circumstances.

These people are ever pessimistic, and they will ever have a gloomy face, poor judgments, low aspirations, and expectations.

They are generally shy, and in most cases, they will decline to take any leadership roles for fear of failing, but instead, they will always be the first to put sarcastic compliments just to put down others.

How can you tell someone has a weakened or blocked solar plexus chakra?

Do you know that continued lack of self-worth and self-confidence can hinder you from resolving to undertake anything meaningful in your life?

It can be the worst experience in life as it makes one feel frustrated out of nothing and settle for dull things in life.

Rejection and negative criticism, for instance, are some of the leading causes of weakening or blocking an individual's solar plexus chakra.

It is for this reason that most people with inadequacy feelings will automatically over correct such feelings with a false show of self-glorification and bravado.

Such reactions will be seen as arrogance or overconfidence, which is incorrect and dies within a short period.

Once those feelings no longer comfort the affected person, they can experience a severe series of depressions and new over-compensatory deeds.

Remember, psychological problems can also be manifestations of a closed solar plexus chakra.

Signs of An Open Manipura

On the other hand, persons with a free and healthy manipura tend to be confident in any circumstances and rarely boast of their achievements in life but let their accomplishments speak on their behalf. 

They are kind and satisfied with their experience.

Since the solar plexus is located at the center of your body, most digestive complications such as diabetes, gas in the stomach, ulcers, celia diseases, nausea, and liver malfunctions can also indicate a blocked solar plexus.

7 Ways to Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra

So when you realize that your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked, the next step is to understand how to unblock it for a healthy living. Here are seven activties you can use to heal this chakra.

  • 1. Engage yourself in activities that will add new experiences, skills, and knowledge in your life as a way of expanding wisdom.
  • 2. Practice yoga.
  • 3. Dance.
  • 4. Enjoy a diet full of yellow fruits such as bananas and oranges as well as yellow grains and corn.
  • 5. Regularly drink herbal tea.
  • 6. Wear yellow clothing and ensure your home environment has yellow accents such as yellow plant gardens and flowerings.
  • 7. Encourage yourself to come out of your relaxation zones by doing something constructive and changing your day to day routines.

Remember, once you are out of the comfort zone, your confidence will naturally improve.

Note, during the first days, coming out of the comfort zones can be something challenging, but once you master it, things become very easy.

The primary way of maintaining a healthy chakra is by striking a balance where you can convey your message without necessarily subjugating others to believe your made-up display of confidence.

Your actions should say much of your belief. Moreover, ensure you gather enough courage for your battles accomplished by focusing your energy on your strengths as well as adapting to proactive measures.

Solar Plexus Chakra Tips

Do you know by concentrating much of your attention on this Chakra can help you overcome most of your shyness?

Yes, it is possible to make your voice audible, express yourself freely as well as regaining control over your power.

So, how can you overcome the feeling of lack of self-confidence or shyness? It is important to note that healing this Chakra starts by working on how to improve your self-esteem.

For instance, start embracing consistent steps on how to improve your confidence. You can try some of these activities.

· Smiling more.

· Ensure to have balanced diets with rich nutrients.

· Regular exercising.

· Standing tall.

· Speaking up.

· Looking people directly into their eye.

· Dressing sharp.

Open vs Closed Solar Plexus Chakra

Let's conclude by looking at some of the main points in this article.


  • You will always be assertive.
  • Happy and harmonious relationships.
  • Having the ability to make plans and ideas into reality.
  • Having personal power.


  • Excessive authority and control over people and the environment surrounding you.
  • Feeling irresponsible and helplessness thus leading to low self-esteem and self-blame.
  • Feeling guilt and obsessed with minor issues, seeing life through a narrow perspective, thus losing the sense of living.


Working with the Solar Plexus Chakra is as rewarding as working with any other chakra. The benefits are countless.

The methods and techniques of opening it are also abundant. What we have offered here are only some of the possible methods you can use.

As always, trust your inner being to guide you towards greater healing. Any technique practised with intention and soul will be fruitful.

Learn More About Chakras

You can read our introduction to all seven chakras by clicking here, or choosing the specific chakra you'd like to understand better below.

Jon André Lundal

I am a spiritual practitioner that focuses on Kundalini Yoga and chakra work. I have been studying and practicing yoga for over 15 years. I am passionate about helping people to connect with their divine nature and live their lives in alignment with their highest purpose.

Jon André Lundal

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