Solar Plexus Chakra: An Ultimate Guide to Self-Discovery

solar plexus chakra - manipura

Are you stuck in a self-denial mode? Do you often feel insecure and doubt your capabilities? Do you have trouble setting boundaries with people? Does the balancing of several chakras not help you to improve your health and self-esteem?  If the answer to any of these questions is YES, you probably need to balance your solar plexus chakra.  

Solar plexus chakra, being the third most important chakra, directly influences your life and health. An unbalanced solar chakra results in several digestive disorders and chronic diseases. Most importantly, it decreases your will to live a meaningful and happy life. Balancing your solar plexus chakra with yoga and meditation helps you transform your life. 

In this article, we will talk about the solar plexus chakra or navel chakra and how you can balance it. Let’s begin!

What is the Solar Plexus Chakra?

The solar plexus chakra is the third main chakra of the seven chakras. In Sanskrit, it is known as Manipura, which translates into “city of the jewel.” Another name for it is navel chakra, as it’s located at the upper belly near the navel area. 

Primarily, it is associated with the symbol fire or the sun, and that’s why some also refer to it as the yellow or fire charka. The navel chakra is linked to self-worth and self-confidence, and its mantra is “I can.” 

Effects on your body

The balancing of any chakra has a unique and meaningful impact on your life, so does solar plexus chakra. It improves our digestive system and helps in the elimination of toxins from our bodies. This eases the flow of positive energy in your body and improves your health. 

Now, let’s talk about the balanced and unbalanced solar plexus chakra. 

Balanced 3rd Chakra

A balanced solar plexus chakra brings many health and healing benefits. If your navel chakra is balanced, you will experience the following traits in yourself.

  • Increase self-esteem
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Healthy decision making and concentration
  • Playfulness
  • Sense of humor
  • A warm personality

Balancing your solar plexus chakra will bring self-realization and make you an apple of everyone’s eye. 

Unbalanced Navel Chakra

An unbalanced solar chakra, on the other hand, brings in several unhealthy personality traits. A few ones might be:

  • Lacking self-trust
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor digestion
  • Low willpower
  • Self-victimization
  • Victim playing

Well! You must be wondering now how to know whether your navel chakra is unbalanced. First of all, the sense of lacking self-worth is enough of a symptom. But other health conditions may give you hints of an unbalanced Manipura, including:

  • Depression
  • Digestion problems
  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia 
  • Food allergies
  • Chronic fatigue

You must be wondering how to fix these problems and get a healthy and self-worthy life. That’s exactly what we are going to learn now. 

How to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Like any disorder, there are several cures and ways to balance your third chakra. The most popular ones are yoga, meditation, and the use of crystals. 

Yoga Poses for Solar Plexus Chakra 

Yoga is a great way to activate your chakras. Performing specific yoga poses helps in the opening of third chakras.

  • Classical Forward Bend

The forward bend yoga pose is the best for digestion. It improves blood circulation and the functioning of the liver, pancreas, intestines, stomach, and spleen. This yoga pose will activate the navel chakra. You will be able to fight constipation and will absorb more nutrients. 

  • Bow Pose

The bow pose is back bending. This pose helps in the digestion process in the liver and pancreas. The solar plexus gets stimulus through this pose, which effectively removes toxins and waste from the body. The bow pose opens the Manipura, which improves digestion and increases stimulation of thyroid glands. This results in healthy hormone secretions that make metabolism better. A good metabolism is a key to healthy body weight. 

  • Half Spinal Twist

This pose helps in the stimulation of the digestive system, liver, and gall bladder. It helps in the removal of toxins from the body. 

Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra 

Meditation is a great way to open your stomach chakra. Candle meditation is often recommended. It is simple, take a silent place in your house. Switch off the lights and light a candle. Once the candle is lit, close your eyes and focus on breathing. Slowly bring your focus to the light of the candle and try to calm your mind. Meditation is a great way to cleanse evil thoughts and brings peace of mind. It opens your Manipura and helps in improving your self-esteem. 

Crystals for Solar Plexus Chakra 

Few crystals are associated with the Manipura. The use of these crystals opens the third chakra and balances it. They include: 

  • Topaz:

Aids in the metabolism and digestive process.

  • Emerald:

Calms imbalances of diabetes, liver, eyes, and sinuses.

  • Sapphire:

Opens up your higher spiritual realm by calming the physical body and regulating the endocrine system.

  • Yellow Tourmaline: 

Use this crystal to put out or cut away blockages in the solar plexus. 

You can keep these crystals at your home or wear them in your jewels to balance and open your third chakra. 

The balancing of Manipura opens doors to self-realization and makes a person more motivated and determined.


Balanced and open solar plexus chakras bring positive energy to your body. It makes digestion healthier and stimulates hormones. Instead of belittling yourself after balancing different chakras, try yoga and meditation to balance and open Manipura or navel chakra. Enjoy a happy life!  

Iana Varshavska
Iana Varshavska
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A digital marketer in love with yoga and everything that goes along with it. In 2021, her huge passion for yoga led her to yoga teacher trainings. After successfully completing her studies, Iana received her Yoga Alliance U.S. certification, left the corporate IT world and devoted herself to the development of Yanva. To be able to create the best online yoga space for yoga enthusiasts like her, Iana is constantly learning and improving her skills in various aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy and biomechanics. Since 2021, she has continued to attend various types of teacher training, including yoga therapy, gives online and offline classes, and conducts local workshops for people who want to learn more about yoga. At the moment, Iana continues to work on her personal practice, improving her hand balancing skills, as well as developing her own training programs.

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