The Manipura in Sanskrit otherwise known as the solar plexus chakra is the third chakra in our seven chakra energy system. This chakra is our inner fire as it holds our motivation, drive, self-confidence, and inner warrior.
Physically it is linked to the stomach, skin, spleen, gallbladder, and liver. Emotionally it is linked with self-worth, will power, ability to set boundaries, how we deal with anger, and our ability to stay focused.
How To Tell If The Solar Plexus Is Blocked
The solar plexus, like any chakra, can become blocked. Our chakras are energy centers in the body that work as a sort of gathering point within the layers of our mental, physical, and emotional bodies.
Chakra in Sanskrit translates to “wheel” or “circle” this can begin to explain that our chakras spin and need continuous movement to thrive. Similar to our bodies which need replenishing of nutrients as well as expelling the excess in order to thrive, our chakras need movement as well.
When the solar plexus is blocked one may be either self-critical or aggressive because this chakra can be either over or under activated, click here to learn the difference. How someone handles conflict directly relates to the state of the solar plexus.
Manipulation, deceit, belittling, and codependency are traits of a blocked solar plexus. Feeling unmotivated and weak are also symptoms.
What Are Affirmations?
Affirmations are used in psychology as well as new age thought. They affirm an idea or concept to your subconscious and conscious mind most commonly used in repetition.
When we have a thought we will also attach an associated image, feeling, and response to this thought. It has actually been proven that our brain actually cannot tell the difference between visualizations real-life events.
By using affirmations we are telling and affirming to the brain a reality we are wanting to integrate with. The repetition of these thoughts work to ingrain themselves in the subconscious.
The power of affirmations is actually amplified when we attach our emotions to them. This begins to affect the way we interact with life and the way we view ourselves.
When we have an underlying belief system that we can trust ourselves or that we are worthy of love we will begin to naturally act in a way that harmonizes with this reality rather than in a way that blocks this from entering our lives.
Affirmations really work to disarm self-sabotaging tendencies and make it easier to create change. They can rewire our neuropathways and will prime the soil of our lives for seeds of success to sprout easily.
How To Use Affirmations
To begin using affirmations, take some time to first become aware of where you would like to encourage or grow yourself. Then, choose an affirmation or customize one that matches the nourishment you want to bring into your life.
Then the most important step is to own it. When you say these affirmations cultivate the feelings you would be feeling as you are saying them as if they are your truth. Feel extravagantly rich when you say the words “I am abundant”.
Through the law of attraction, you will begin to shift your vibration to be a harmonious match to the reality of the affirmation.
Affirmations and The Chakras
The chakras vibrate at a higher frequency when they are in balance. You can affirm statements that match these frequencies in order to open, balance and program your chakras to be open and in alignment.
You can journal these affirmations, chant them, sing them, or think them in meditation. They work the strongest with the intentions and attention you put behind them.
Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations
Positive affirmations are like air to the solar plexus chakra. Using them will fan your inner flames, therefore empowering you, motivating you, uplifting your view of your self-worth.
When clearing out a chakra blockage you will first start to release the old. This may be felt as a resistance to these statements at first. It may feel like you are simply going through the motions.
Practice patience, kindness, and dedication with this as you will begin to clear out this energy center and you will begin to feel the nourishment that loving words can bring you. The more you practice the more you may be able to feel the subtle shifts you can create inside you when you affirm that you are worthy of love.
Tony Robbins says, “energy flows where attention goes” which speaks volumes to the fact that our attention and intentions are powerful. By using these affirmations below or customizing your own you can open and heal your solar plexus chakra.
- I accept myself unconditionally
- I am proud of myself
- I am confident in all that I do
- I act with courage and strength
- I honor my needs and boundaries
- My time is valuable
- I trust the choices I make are for my highest good
- I follow my dreams
- I am powerful
- I can trust my gut instinct