The Sanskrit name of the third Chakra (solar plexus) is “Manipura”, meaning “a lustrous gem”. Elementally associated with fire, it is like golden sun in the middle of the body. The location is between naval and base of sternum. It’s colour is yellow. This Chakra manages the digestive process, and organs and also influences the nervous and immune system. In the current context, digestion is means the ability to digest and assimilate everything including our thoughts. It determines the health of both, body and mind. Let’s have a look at what happen when this Chakra is too open, blocked or balanced.
When a Chakra is said to be “too open”, it means the Chakra is spinning too fast. When a person’s third chakra is too open, the person is seen to be angry, controlling, workaholic, judgmental and has a feeling of being superior to others.
When this Chakra is blocked, the person, becomes overly concerned with others’ opinions, fearful of being alone, insecure, and needs constant reassurance.
When this Chakra is balanced the person respects self and others, has personal power, is spontaneous and uninhibited.
The development age for this Chakra is between 14 and 21 years of your age. Some incidents in your past, e.g., being bullied at school, family disputes, not being accepted in society, pressure to perform causes blockage of this Chakra or make it spin fast.
As before, affirmations help heal this Chakra. Some of the affirmations which works for this Chakras are
- I accept and value myself exactly as I am.
- I know I am becoming the best person I can be.
- I determine to treat myself with honour and respect.
- My personal power is strong.
- I am an independent person, and I choose how to behave and think.
- I deserve all the love, respect, joy and prosperity that come to me.
- I am open to receive all life nicest things.
Exercises that can help to balance this Chakra are
- Piston Breathing
- Swiss-ball crunch
- Energy Push
I will suggest not to start any exercises or affirmation without consulting any professional coaches, who can actually understand the extent and localisation of the blockage and can suggest the best corrective actions for you. CHEK coaches are skilled in this area so if you have doubts or queries talk to one of those coaches.