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solar plexus chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra: Manipura

Element: Fire | Symbol: Circle

Colours: Yellow

Sense: Sight, form and colour

Location: Situated at solar plexus, below the diaphragm. Seventh and eight thoracic vertebrae.

Function: It draws in solar radiance as a type of prana and transduces it into a form that enables the flow of vital energies throughout the physical body to be regulated. It is a a gathering point for lines of subtle energy, the nadis, which control all bodily functions, as well as being a powerful physical nerve plexus.
Personal power, self-esteem, self-image, energy, will, responsibility, sense of belonging, mental understanding of emotions, stamina, thought, success, ego.

Physical areas & Glands: The pancreas which produce insulin to lower high blood-sugar levels, and also glucagons to rise low blood sugar, it affects the digestive system, stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidney, spleen, the small intestine, the lower back, the sympathetic nervous system.

Physical Dysfunctions: Arthrities, diabetes, pancreatitis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases, stomach ulcers, digestive problems, intestinal tumors, anorexia/bulimia, liver problems, including cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver cancer, hiatal hernia, gallstones, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, problems with the spleen.

Excessive: Overly aggressive, dominating, controlling, blaming, arrogance, manipulative, power hungry, stubbornness, hyperactivity, excessively ambitious and competitive, jealousy.

Deficient: Low energy, depression, issues with self image and fear of rejection, inability to make decisions, judgmental, poor self-esteem, passive, sluggish, fearful, poor self-discipline, emotionally and physically cold, victim mentality, blaming of others, unreliable, poor digestion.

Balanced Chakra: Energetic, confident, intelligent, decisive, productive, good digestion, mental focus, feeling of inner harmony, self-acceptance, respect for the nature and emotions of others, responsible, reliable, confidence, able to meet challenges, sense of humour.

Traumas and Abuses: Shaming, development of ego, authoritarianism, volatile situations, age inappropriate responsibilities, domination of will, physical abuse, dangerous environment, issues related to fear, inherited shame from parent.

Gemstones for Activation:
Yellow Topaz: assists in the realignment of energies, and helps to bring a golden radiance into the auric field. Traditionally, it is a crystal of love and fortune. It is an excellent aid to the whole body metabolism, but especially to the liver, gallbladder and digestive processes.
Yellow Tourmaline: has the ability to balance the two sides of our brain and our male/female energies.

Gemstones for Calming:
Emerald: will energetically calm imbalances associated with diabetes. It is also traditionally used for liver, eyes and sinuses.
Blue Sapphire: it opens you up to higher spiritual realms by calming the physical body. It brings deep wisdom and serenity. Energetically it regulates the endocrine system and is excellent if you are undergoing deeply stressful events.

Gemstones for Balancing:
Citrine: is recomended for general balancing of the Solar Plexus Chakra. It acts powerfully to cleance, warm and energize. For this reason it balances our vibrational field.

Other Related Gemstones: Amber, Jasper, Golden Topaz, Yellow Tourmaline, Fire Agate, Orange Spinel, Fire Opal

Related Essential Oils: Juniper, Clay sage, Geranium, Blackberry, Buckthorn, Mango, Peppermint.

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