The solar plexus chakra, located in the abdomen just below the rib cage and above the sacral chakra, is the seat of your will power. Known as the Manipura, or “lustrous gem,” this energy center is associated with self-esteem and warrior energy. Governing the digestive system and metabolism, the third chakra, which is associated with the color yellow, also plays a pivotal role in the development of your transformative energy — essentially, the “umph” that propels you forward to take on life’s challenges. When the solar plexus chakra is open and balanced, you are in control of your life, namely your thoughts and emotions.
Basic Yoga Poses for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Yoga poses, when regularly practiced, are intended to benefit your overall being, from your physical to spiritual well-being and all points in between. Adopted from the Sanskrit word asanam, meaning “seated posture,” yoga poses for the solar plexus chakra help to clear blockages, but also promote the opening, healing and balancing of the third energy center.