The third chakra is known as the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura in Sanskrit) and is located slightly above the naval. This chakra is associated to the element of fire and the color yellow. Here we seek to connect with all of the ancient knowledge found within. Our source of intuition rises from our Solar Plexus region as well as our will power, self esteem and ambition. This is where the term follow your gut” is derived. When this chakra is balanced we feel strong and secure with the ability to wemoonifest (manifest) our desires.
This chakra connects to our adrenal and gastric glands, small and upper intestines, pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder, liver, spleen and metabolism. When out of alignment we may experience emotions such as fear, stress, depression, lack of self esteem and disempowerment. We may develop a toxic build up that impairs our liver and gall bladder from functioning properly. Physical indications of imbalance in the Solar Plexus Chakra could also include nervous tension, ulcers, poor digestion, hypoglycemia, diabetes, adrenaline problems and weight issues.
Carminative oils that assist our digestive issues may aid in balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra such as Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Peppermint (Mentha x piperita), Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) , Spearmint (Mentha spicata), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and Anise (Pimpinella anisum). Essential oils that assist our adrenal glands such as Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Basil (Ocimum basilicum ct. linalool), Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum) may be of service. We may want to seek oils to boost our self esteem and empower us with their joy filling properties such as Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var.genuina), Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis), Lemon (Citrus limon), Juniper (Juniperus communis), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. 1,8 cineole), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) and Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). To ease our tensions we may choose Bergamot (Citrus bergamia), Melissa (Melissa officinalis), Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata var. genuina) or Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum). To detox our liver and gall bladder we may choose oils such as Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. 1,8 cineole), Juniper (Juniperus communis), Lemon (Citrus limon) or Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens).