Solar plexus also known as Manipura chakra in yoga has a profound impact on our life.
If you maintain a balance in this chakra, it will lead to a blissful, healthy life.
Most of us must have felt ‘butterflies’ sensation at some point in our life.
Like before taking an exam or even when we decide to go outside sometimes that gives us a feeling as though something is moving inside us.
But what you may be unaware, is the reason for this feeling.
So in this article, I am going to tell you why you get such feelings and how to treat it.
We get this feeling because of an imbalance in solar plexus chakra. Now you might be thinking what is solar plexus chakra, right?
But before I tell you what the solar plexus chakra is; let me tell you what the solar plexus is.
What Is The Solar Plexus?
The solar plexus is the powerful network of nerves. It diffuses from the abdomen and connects with various nerves that branch out to many parts of the body such as the celiac trunk and abdominal aorta.
This abdominal Aorta is also a home for various nerves that connects to different other organs such as the spleen, esophagus, stomach, liver, and pancreas.
Shortly, the solar plexus is a very tender and complicated cluster of nerves that acts as a connection to many important organs of the nervous system and the digestive systems.
Now, as you have known what the solar plexus is. Read on to know about solar plexus chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra
A chakra is an energy point in the body. There are total seven chakras in our body. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the 3rd chakra and is related to self-worth. It is also known as Manipura in Sanskrit since it associated with the color yellow. Its
Its elements are fire and the sun. When it is balanced, we feel good about who we are and what we have. We have an optimistic attitude towards life when it is balanced.
But, there are times when this chakra gets imbalanced providing aches to many of our body parts and organs along with some emotional issues.
An imbalance in the solar plexus chakra will first reproduce as a tingle, sensitivity or ache in the solar plexus region (Arising from above the navel to your ribs).
Imbalances in solar plexus chakra are caused due to thinking as we are of low self-worth, worrying about ourselves or how other people see us, lack of courage, worrying about the future, etc.
Fears play an important part in causing imbalances in the Solar Plexus chakra. There are many times when you may feel tendencies towards violence or vandalism.
You may also start losing your temper quickly. Gloom and negativity may overpower you.
It only takes one of these emotional conditions to form an imbalance, the extremity of which will be in the direct connection.
As you become more apprehensive of yourself and the link between your emotional and physical aspects of you, your body react more quickly to even the moderate emotional imbalance.
Check if your solar plexus chakra is imbalanced by answering the following questions below. Answer them honestly.
Answer all the questions initially with YES / NO / MAYBE.Then go back and work through all the YES answers and the MAYBE answers.
- Do you worry about the actions of someone else?
- Do you worry about what someone thinks of you?
- Are you confused about yourself?
- Do you feel inferior?
- Do you over analyze something?
- Do you hide your true feelings behind excessive sarcasm?
- Are you notably pessimistic?
- Do you worry about the future?
- Are you in despair over something?
- Do you lack courage?
- Do you face something which you are afraid of?
- Do you feel overly emotional?
Re-Balancing Of Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra
Individual rebalancing will depend entirely on the particular issue. If you have answered the questions above; you will likely have an idea as to what needs to be resolved.
Please note that a weakened chakra does not only cause imbalance. The imbalance occurs when all the seven chakras are not in balance with each other.
If one chakra is active and six of the other chakras are weak, it means you are OVER trusting, OVER confident, OVER creative, etc.
Thus, re-balancing must either include increasing the size of all the other chakras or reducing the influence of the strong chakra.
The Solar plexus chakra can be balanced by using following methods:
1. Crystal Therapy
Crystals which can be used in association with the treatment of Solar Plexus Chakra are
- Tigers Eye
Foods by which you can open up your solar plexus chakra are:
- Cereal Foods
Solar plexus chakra is always accompanied by pain in some areas of our body. Let’s now see what can be the probable cause of the pain.
Causes Of Pain In Solar Plexus
Pain in the solar plexus can result from various factors. These factors are:
1. Internal Factor
The pain due to internal factor is caused by problems in the functioning of the network of the nerves. This can lead to uneasiness to one or more of the organs connected to the nerves of the solar plexus.
Pain can also be the result of damage caused by a hit in the stomach.
Metastatic cancer is another main reason for the pain in the solar plexus. Metastatic tumors in the solar plexus can proliferate from one organ to another within the network.
How To Manage The Pain Of The Solar Plexus?
Managing pain that occurs in the solar plexus is tough because this pain can be due to many probable reasons. Any pain of any bodily organ may, in fact, be related to the solar plexus.
For example, something that appears to be just a cramp in the abdomen could be more complicated to treat if the solar plexus is involved.
Thus, when it is suspected that a solar plexus injury is involved, a diagnosis is made before the treatment.
If it is found to be involved, then appropriate treatments are given to the patient based on the region of the pain.
When pain arises due to metastatic cancer, the oncologist makes the decision on the treatment.
To relieve the pain in the muscles, the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method is used.
How To Heal Solar Plexus Chakra?
The most important fact about the pain in the solar plexus is that it is related to the nerves. Therefore, pain relievers which act on the muscles or skeletal structures are of no use.
Medicines that work on the nervous system can suppress the pain, but that is a symptomatic treatment only. The key, therefore, lies in actually resolving the underlying problem, that is to relax the nerves.
No system of treatment is proven to be as effective as yoga in the relaxation of nerves.
If the issue is left ignored then it may lead to more severe problems such as Diabetes, Coeliac disease, liver disease, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, Stomach problems, gall stones, and Food Allergies.
Do The Following Breathing Yoga To Treat Your Solar Plexus Chakra
- Deep Breathing: Breath quickly while lying on the back.
- Shallow and rapid breathing: Shallow and rapid breathing should be done for five minutes as if a dog is panting. It can have a calming effect on the nervous system.
- Letting out bottled-up stress by shouting out loudly, while placing your hands on the plexus, may also prove helpful.
- Sit comfortably without providing any support to your spine. Close your eyes and then imagine an invisible string pulling your spine in upward direction helping the constriction of your upper abdomen to open up.
Now, think that some energy is flowing from the ground up through your legs then up the spine and out through the top of your head. Then imagine this energy being condensed in your solar plexus area.
Permit it to build up into a glowing ball, just like an inner sun. Feel the light and warmth of this energy ball. Feel it dilating from your very interior, out past your physical body and out into the universe. This energy is the ENERGY OF LOVE (including self-love).
Feel it dilating from your very interior, out past your physical body and out into the universe. This energy is the ENERGY OF LOVE (including self-love).
There is never a shortage of this energy; you can extract it into yourself anytime you wish.
Feel how good it is to send this loving energy out from yourself to the universe, clearing all the knots and tensions you have in your gut.
Now, ask you solar plexus what it is hiding and what needs to be resolved. Listen to the reply it gives.
It may come immediately or later, but be open to whatever you hear. This response you may get is not your imagination. It is your inner wisdom speaking to you.
5. Warrior poses: The warrior symbolizes personal power. To perform the Warrior pose, gently place the palm of your hand on your diaphragm and feel it as it expands while you inhale.
Breathe the air into the solar plexus. Feel it expanding and relaxing. Release the construction you feel there, anytime you want. You can also visualize yourself as living the life you desire and deserve.
Put yourself into a gorgeous mental image of the most impressive life you can imagine. It’s yours in the imagination, and it can be made real. Now ask your solar plexus what steps you can take to resolve the problem.
By reading this article, you must have known till now that it is crucial to balance your solar plexus chakra. If you do this, your life will be filled happiness,
If you do this, your life will be filled happiness, self-esteem, and confidence. You will feel more energetic.
So hope you will start working on this from today onwards.If you have any queries or suggestions, then please write to us.