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10 Down-to-Earth Ways to Clear Your Solar Plexus Chakra
and Unlock Your Sacred Power

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Do you lack confidence in yourself? Experience problems with digestion or have allergies? Do you have trouble speaking up in a group? Is it difficult for you to get what you want, or to make things happen? Do you feel like others push you around? Do you wish you could step up to a leadership role? Are you ambivalent about power? Are you exhausted from always trying too hard?

If any of this sounds like you, it might help to learn some ways to clear and balance your solar plexus chakra.

Also known as the navel chakra, it is the third of the seven chakras. Called Manipura in Sankrit, it governs our self-esteem and personal power.

Clearing, balancing, and opening your third chakra can help you develop a healthy sense of self-worth, stand up for yourself better, grow as a leader, become more effective, successfully set and reach goals, and create the life that your soul longs for.

You don't have to be a trained energy healer to heal your 3rd chakra. Read on to learn 10 down-to-earth, satisfying ways that you can give your solar plexus chakra a "tune-up." But first:

What is the Solar Plexus Chakra?

3rd chakra location

The Manipura chakra is located between the navel and the bottom of the sternum (breastbone). Its keywords are "personal power" and "self-esteem." It relates to ego, will, metabolism, personal power, effectiveness, self-esteem, and our digestive system, immune system, adrenal glands, and muscles. The associated color of the solar plexus chakra is yellow, and its element is fire.

Is Your Third Chakra Healthy? Someone with a healthy solar plexus chakra will usually have a clear sense of who they are and where they're going. They have a strong sense of self-worth and self-trust. Because of this, they are decisive and effective at getting what they want and reaching goals.

They have a healthy relationship to power--neither dominating others nor letting themselves be dominated--and use it well, often rising to leadership positions. All of this tends to contribute to an even, sustainable level of physical energy.

People with a healthy navel chakra will usually have sound digestive, immune, and muscular systems. They tend to be free of major allergies, hypertension, diabetes, or adrenal gland disorders.

10 Ways to Clear and Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra

If you feel you'd benefit from clearing your solar plexus chakra, there are many practical, every-day things that you can do. Here are ten ideas:

  1. Spend time in the sunlight. (Do protect yourself from sunburn, of course!)
  2. Participate in a vigorous sport or activity. Trust yourself and play to win!
  3. Clean out a messy closet or do another task that you've been putting off. Make sure that you choose something that you can finish.
  4. Make a special effort to dress and groom yourself well. Remember to hold your head high!
  5. Roar. (Yes, like a lion!)
  6. Set a goal. Break it down into distinct, doable steps. Make a timeline for finishing each step. Take a first step to set the process in motion. Follow through with your timeline so that you reach your goal on time. Then celebrate how powerful and effective you are! Rinse and repeat.
  7. Assert yourself. Make sure your voice is heard and your needs are taken into account. If this is hard for you, start small. For example, YOU decide what restaurant you'll go to or what movie you'll see. This may feel uncomfortable to you, but with practice it'll get easier.
  8. Use the scents of rosemary or lavender. Both are easy plants to grow in many climates, and this is a wonderful way to incorporate these scents into your life. Alternatively, you could use essential oils of rosemary or lavender. They're both widely available, and easy to use--just don't put rosemary essential oil directly on the skin. (You can learn how to work with essential oils here.
  9. Wear or decorate a room in a shade of yellow that is pleasing and energizing to you. Use the color with a sense of purpose, feeling it energizing your 3rd chakra.
  10. Repeat an affirmation such as: I am worthy. I effectively manifest the deep desires of my soul. I am capable. I am powerful. I set and reach my goals. My needs are important. If conflict is necessary, I can take it on! I know who I am and where I'm going. I can solve any problem that comes up. I am a natural leader. I love and respect myself. I am worthy of the best in life. I stand up for myself and what I believe in. I am a strong advocate for myself and my needs.

A Solar Plexus Chakra Blessing

I wish you a clear sense of your infinite worth, the knowledge that the deep desires of your soul matter enormously, and an understanding that you are an immensely powerful being who can manifest those deep, sacred desires.

Learn More Ways To Balance, Align and Support Your Third Chakra

If you want to learn more fun, practical, down-to-earth activities and exercises to balance and align the 3rd chakra (as well as the other six chakras!), you can find them in my book, "Chakra Care: Do-It-Yourself Energy Healing for a More Joyful, Loving, Fruitful Life"

Chakra Care by Nancy Hausauer

Intention Matters!

Remember, when working with your subtle energy, intention matters! Before doing any of the activities above, set your intention. For example, you might set and hold a general intention for solar plexus chakra healing, or a more specific goal such as increasing self-esteem, standing up for yourself, reaching a personal goal, etc. Just make your purpose clear, perform the activity mindfully, and as you're doing it, occasionally take a moment to silently affirm that your actions are creating your intention. Using any of the activities above in conjunction with an affirmation is especially effective.

Seek Professional Help If

Remember, these suggestions are not meant to replace qualified professional health care. If you have any concerns about your physical or mental health, seek the help of a qualified medical or mental health professional.

More About Healing the Chakras

Learn more about healing the chakras here .

More Information About Chakras

For additional general information about chakras, you can go to the Chakras main page.

For more specific information about individual chakras, go to the Chakra Chart page.

Learn More About The Individual Chakras and How to Clear Them

If you are interested in in-depth information about each of the other 7 chakras and how to clear and cultivate them, here are the links:

Learn how to clear and balance your root chakra (1st) and gain an unshakeable sense of security.

Learn how to clear and balance your sacral chakra (2nd) and open to joy.

Learn specific ways to clear and balance your heart chakra (4th) and open to the love that is all around you.

Learn specific ways to clear and balance your 5th chakra (throat), helping you to live and speak your truth.

Learn to cultivate your Third Eye chakra (sixth), helping you develop your capacities for clarity, intuition, and spiritual insight.

Learn to cultivate your crown chakra (seventh), helping you develop your capacities for spiritual growth.

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