Some healing practices for this chakra involve physical activities like starting a yoga practice or any other exercise that involves body movement.
As the element of the Solar Plexus Chakra is fire, the Sun provides healing energy. Exercising or walking outside for at least 20-30 minutes of sun every day. If you cannot go outside, try to visualize the sun, feel its warmth, light, power just lighting you up inside; watch it fill every space, every cell.
Repeat positive affirmations about personal power. By repeating affirmations, either out loud, in our heads, or by writing them down, we help reverse negative thought patterns and replace them with constructive ones.
Set the intention by repeating affirmations like:
- I feel calm, confident, and powerful.
- I feel ready to face challenges.
- I feel motivated to pursue my purpose.
- I am ambitious and capable.
- I forgive myself for past mistakes, and I learn from them.
- The only thing I need to control is how I respond to situations.
- I can create positive change in my life.
- I stand in my personal power.
- I honor the power within me.
- I am open to new ideas.
- I don’t seek the approval of others.
- I am courageous.
Yoga poses that activate the Manipura Chakra
Paschimottanasana | Classical Forward Bend
This forward bending asana is one of the most beneficial asanas for the digestive process. This stimulation is caused by the improved blood circulation and restores the best functional capacity to the liver, spleen, pancreas, and intestines. Practicing Paschimottanasana, therefore, increases digestion and prevents constipation. By activating the Manipura Chakra, the body becomes more effective in absorbing nutrients into the body.
Dhanurasana | Bow Pose
This back-bending asana generates an enormous amount of intra-abdominal massage to the various organs of the digestive system particularly the liver and pancreas. The stimulation of the solar plexus in this pose contributes to digestive efficiency and the effective elimination of wastes and toxins from the body. The extension of the neck stimulates the thyroid glands prompting the healthy secretions of hormones, which improves metabolism for ideal body weight management.
Ardha Matsyendrasana | Half Spinal Twist
This gentle twisting pose stimulates the digestive system, the liver, and gall bladder and therefore enhances detoxification and improves digestion.
The Manipura Chakra is the center of fire or Agni. The fire element burns the negative to manifest and sustain the positive. A balanced energy center contributes to the physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Identifying and practicing the above-mentioned methods helps to balance the third chakra and also promotes success and longevity.