The third Chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra. The symbol for the third chakra is triangle facing down. This the fire wheel and is associated with the sun and the ego. It is the centre of digestion. There are 10 lotus petals. This is the centre associated with personal power and having a positive self image.
The third centre is the centre of intelligence and also of chi. The focus of consciousness in the second sees the evolution of awareness of another outside ourselves, giving rise to choice, desire, sexuality and emotions: MOVEMENT
The third chakra combines matter and movement to create: ENERGY
The solar plexus chakra relates to personal power, will and transformation. In our age power has been taken to extremes of control, aggression, wars and violence. The power of one person over another person
We are now entering the age of the Heart Chakra, when we enter an age where this use of power will be transformed into one of enabling people to be empowered, enhanced and their creative and personal potential developed
The concept of power will be reassessed as our consciousness evolves upwards
In the third chakra we reach deep into sense of self, which has been evolved from the foundation set in our first chakra, the ebb and flow of our emotions and desires.
In this chakra we shape and direct these emotions and desires. We expand our growth and our consciousness.
This is chakra of power, action and will, in the body this relates to metabolism.
The element this chakra responds to
is fire. Fire transforms the element of earth and water into fire; into action, energy and power.
ENERGY CREATES ENERGY
Element : Fire
Note : E
Endocrine Glands : The Pancreas, Liver, Gall Bladder, Lower/Mid back.
Animal Totem: Humming Bird
Position: Above Navel
Essential Oils: Lemon, Lemongrass, Ginger, Black Pepper, Peppermint, Rosemary
Foods: Yellow Skinned fruits and vegetables such as Sweetcorn, Lemons, Bananas, Carbohydrates ( High Energy foods)
Keywords: Outgoing, Cheerful, Radiant, Warm, Humourous, Strong sense of self, Relaxed, Spontaneous, Expressive
People in balance with their his Chakra are on their path of self development and have found their own personal power. There is no need to force or control , but just allow true power in to manifest. There strong sense of self can intimate those who don’t affirm there power or don’t understand the power they have. They accept new challenges in life, enjoy physical activities and good food. They are intelligent with a relaxed uninhibited nature . They can show emotional warmth and are caring. They are respectful to others and often empower others to be the best versions of themselves. They are confident and courageous and expressive of themselves. They admire and emulate people who are using their personal power to make a difference to the world.
People with an overactive Solar Plexus Chakra will strive for perfection, this can cause many problems in life. They need to control everything, often they can live too much in their head , this can create problems that don’t even exist. They can be demanding and judgemental of others who don’t see things their way. They are quite often workaholics , they can worry too much about things they aren’t in their control.
Depression can be high. They can often feel like a victim in the world. Feeling powerless to life situations and circumstances. They can give their power away too easily and need constant reassurance. Can easily be influenced and often worries what people think. Jealousy can be common as well as apathy.
Illness: Food Allergies, Diabetes, Depression, Mental and Physical exhaustion. Liver problems including Cirrhosis, Hepatitis and Liver cancer. Problems with Pancreas including diabetes and hypoglycaemia. Digestive difficulties and disorders. Gallstones, Hiatal Hernia , Hemorrhoids, Varicose Veins. Problems with Spleen.
Activities for this Chakra
Yoga, Tai Chi, Work on self esteem, going for a hike , building a fire to name a few