Solar Plexus Chakra- Manipura

This chakra is located right above your belly button and goes up to right under your rib cage.

The color of this chakra is yellow.

Foods to support this chakra are lemons, bananas, yellow squash

Scents to work with are

  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Everlasting (Heliochrysum italicum)
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
  • Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
  • Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • Rose (Rosa damascena)
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album)
  • Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Ylang Ylang (Cananga ordorata)

The vibrational sound associated with this chakra is:  RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM 

The solar plexus chakra is the center of the will and personal power. Our confidence and self-esteem reside here. It’s through the solar plexus that we see ourselves as individuals in the wider world and how the world looks back on us. Some people equate the solar plexus with the ego.

The solar plexus chakra governs the digestion and organs associated with digestion such as the stomach, small and large intestines, spleen, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. The sense organs are the eyes.

People with vital and balanced solar plexus chakras have a strong and clear sense of self and self worth. They are confident, manifest their intentions, take responsibility for their actions and exert control over their lives.

Because of the connection with the digestive track, it is not surprising that imbalances in the solar plexus manifest in the physical body as any of a wide range of digestive issues: frequent constipation or diarrhea, ulcers, diabetes as well as stomach, intestinal and liver problems. The solar plexus is also associated with eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia, food addictions and emotional dependence on comfort foods.

Issues of the solar plexus tend to take on extremes depending on whether there’s excess yin (inward) or excess yang (outward) in the body and energy system. Imbalances often take the form of self criticism, internal conflict or confusion over one’s life purpose and what one can expect from life.

Many people who are too strongly governed by this chakra or have an over developed solar plexus chakra are over thinkers – they can be very rational and analytical to the point of ignoring their more playful, creative nature. Distrust, anger and greed can be associated with solar plexus imbalance. These attributes are more outward in nature and more aggressive yang expressions of imbalance.


 Aromatherapy and the Third (Solar Plexus) Chakra