Solar Plexus Healing

Solar Plexus Healing

In Hindu tradition, the seven chakras govern energy flow through the body. A blockage or an unbalanced chakra can cause both physical and mental symptoms, including chronic illness or psychological disturbances. The solar plexus chakra is one of the most commonly blocked chakras and can be the root of a number of common complaints.

Why Healing Solar Plexus Chakra Imbalances?

The solar plexus chakra, known in Sanskrit as Manipura, is the third chakra and is located in the area of the navel and solar plexus. It is the chakra primarily associated with self-esteem, confidence and willpower. A balanced Manipura chakra allows you to have control over your thoughts and emotional responses, set healthy boundaries, and be at peace with yourself. Its physical association is with digestive function.

Symptoms of the Solar Plexus Imbalance



Chakra imbalances occur as either an excess of energy or an energy deficiency. Symptoms associated with excessive energy in the solar plexus chakra include:

  • Controlling, intolerant, or excessively competitive behavior
  • Overeating and overindulgence
  • Fatigue or excessive laziness

Symptoms of energy defiency include:

  • Insecurity, anxiety and fear
  • Low body weight and poor appetite
  • Lack of confidence and poor self-image
  • Inability to focus and lack of organization

Stomach ulcers, indigestion, diabetes, eating disorders and other illnesses tied to the digestive system can also be symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra.

Solar Plexus Healing

How To Heal Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Healing the solar plexus chakra is a simple process, but it may take some practice. Most people have built up a blockage over many years, so chakra balancing will take time. There are some solar plexus chakra healing exercises that are easy to practice every day.


The chakra color associated with Manipura is yellow, which means that bananas, sunflower seeds, yellow peppers and cheeses are good solar plexus chakra healing food. Spices for the solar plexus chakra are ginger, chamomile, mint, and cumin.

Meditation can help with opening Manipura. A simple exercise is to simply envision a brilliant yellow sunflower over your solar plexus chakra. This can be even more effective with the use of chakra stones. Solar plexus chakra healing stones include yellow stones like citrine, amber, yellow tourmaline and tiger’s eye.

Aromatherapy can also be helpful for Manipura chakra healing. It can be used while meditating or doing yoga, or by itself at any time. Citrusy essential oils like orange and grapefruit are good for healing the solar plexus chakra, as are chamomile, mint and ginger.

Regular yoga practice is ideal for chakra balancing. Asanas that focus on core strength are perfect for Manipura healing. Warrior Pose is the easiest yoga asana for opening Manipura. Holding it for a few minutes every morning will begin to open your solar plexus. Other helpful asanas are Boat Pose (Navasana), which strengthens the core, and Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). Engaging in structured risk-taking during your yoga practice, like doing a challenging pose or gently pushing yourself a bit more, can also help balance Manipura.

Finally, since the solar plexus chakra is associated with the sun and fire, simply getting outside can help. Meditating or doing yoga outdoors on sunny days will maximize your healing practice, but simply going outside for a walk or doing a little sunbathing will help open your solar plexus chakra.

Want Healthier and Happier Chakras?

When properly balanced each of your 7 Chakras work together to create an optimal life. If you are like most of us your energetic ecosystem could use some help. Take this 2-minute chakra test to know which of your chakras may be the weakest.

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10 Responses to Solar Plexus Chakra Healing

  • A

    How about kung fu?

  • Lioness

    Great information, thank you.  My Solar plexus energy has been depleted through a difficult relationship where my partner was slowly trying to take control of my life through manipulation, lies & fear.  From a place of denial, I started drinking alcohol everyday & submitting, ignoring all the red flags, until a very scary incident between us made me realise the truth of what was happening.  Its been a slow process to recover & its left me feeling completely powerless and fatigued.  I have felt very disallusioned & sad, my confidence & zest for life a challenge to keep alive.  Learning to heal the solar plexus energy is going to help me reclaim who I am again and to know the joy of being the master of my own destiny. 
    I’m beginning to feel grateful for the lesson I’ve learnt about myself. Self respect before anyone or anything!  Trust your gut & walk away when you feel somethings wrong instead of taking a shady path away from your inner knowing & light.  Believe in your own strength & intuition, it will never mislead you.  The sun will shine brightly again with the healing described here I have no doubt of that.  Thank you ?

  • Ella Barnes

    Manipura chakra, located on the navel is your seat for name, fame and power. It is your center of drive, energy and passion. If the Manipura Chakra is blocked it causes diabetes, digestion problems and affects liver and pancreas.

  • anita

    Very good information about the Chakras

  • JJChua

    This is very helpful. Thanks! Owe you one.

  • JJChua

    Very helpful! Thanks!

  • Jane

    Thank you, it is now so evident that it is my Solar plexus chakra that is blocked. Thank you for your kind advice on how to unblock it. This advice has come at a time in my life when I am making important life choices that may very well upset some people who I have always been afraid of upsetting, leading to an actual physical feeling in my solar plexus of blockage, holding. I’m not young so the time for change is well over-due!

  • bennettjtwin@gmail.com

    Thank you, it is now so evident that it is my Solar plexus chakra that is blocked. Thank you for your kind advice on how to unblock it. This advice has come at a time in my life when I am making important life choices that may very well upset some people who I have always been afraid of upsetting, leading to an actual physical feeling in my solar plexus of blockage, holding. I’m not young so the time for change is well over-due!

  • T

    Thank you for this helpful article.  I have had all of the symptoms of a deficient third chakra for such a long time and today I said enough!  When I began my search, I found this article straight away.  Thank you…

  • karen

    this is very helpful

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