• Color: Yellow
• Element: Fire
• Functionality: Power, self esteem, responsibility, transferring of energy, relationships, etc.
• Characteristics of an imbalanced solar plexus chakra: Arrogant, hyperactive, sluggish, unreliable, eating disorders, arthritis, power struggles, etc.
• Mantra: RAM
The solar plexus chakra is one that you should take extra care to keep in balance. This chakra is like our energy storehouse. It transfers energy to the needed places in our bodies. Not only that, but it also acts as a link to those around us which means that the energy of your solar chakra can bedepleted or thrown off balance by those around you. Ever known someone who always seem to make you tired after a visit?
To balance your Manipura, sit quietly, repeat the mantra a few times aloud, and imagine a flaming golden sun at the center of your navel. Pay close attention to what it looks like. Is it small? Is it raging out of control? If it's small, feed it with loving energy and watch it grow. If it's raging, allow the energy to flow through your enire body. Everytime you exhale, imagine a little bit of this flame escaping. Continue this exercise until your chakra has come into complete balance.