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Solar Plexus Chakra

Chakra Three - Exploring the Major Chakras

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root chakra | sacral chakra | solar plexus chakra | heart chakra | throat chakra | brow chakra | crown chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow. This is the area which defines our "self-esteem." The personality that develops during puberty is housed in this chakra... otherwise known as the "EGO."

Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own "personal power."

This intuitive chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us to do or not to do something. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills.

Chakra Three - Associations

Color yellow
Sanskrit Name manipura
Physical Location solar plexus
Purposes mental understanding of emotional life
Spiritual Lesson acceptance of your place in the life stream. (self-love)
Physical Dysfunctions stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases
Mental / Emotional Issues self esteem, fear of rejection, oversensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness
Information Stored Inside Solar Plexus Chakra personal power, personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), knowing
Area of Body Governed upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach
Crystals / Gemstones yellow jasper , golden topaz, yellow tourmaline
Flower Essences chamomile, golden yarrow, peppermint
Learning About Chakras

Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit  by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody

Copyright © Phylameana lila Désy - Sep 1998
updated Oct 2013

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