Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra)
Where : Above the sacral, slightly above the navel but below the chest. It is associated with the nervous system, digestive system (stomach and intestines), liver, pancreas and metabolism.
Emotions/Behaviours : The solar plexus is all about our sense of Self, our personal power, our ability to separate Ego from Soul, and our self-esteem.
Physical signs of imbalance : Poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, pancreas, liver or kidney disorders, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis and other intestinal and colon problems.
Signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra : Finding faults in others (not realizing they are a reflection of one's own feelings about oneself), being obsessed with oneself and one's own interests, caring more of oneself than of others, being overly critical and being stubborn in one's own beliefs.
Signs of an underactive solar plexus chakra : Insecurity in your beliefs, feeling of loss, lack of self-awareness, anxiety, conformity, seeking approval from others, feeling of self-consciousness, low self-worth, lack self-confidence, and to be dependent on others.
The associated color is yellow.
Try eating energy-dense foods that have a yellow color and lighter protein options (bananas, corn on the cob, fresh pineapple, yellow peppers, lentils, yellow squash, and grains like oats).
To unblock the flow of energy from the Third CHAKRA, one can use lavender, bergamot or rosemary oil.
Bergamot is excellent for the digestive system as it speeds up the digestion process resulting in less pressure in the intestinal tract.
Rosemary in infusion or as an herb in your dishes supports the breath.
Marshmallow also relaxes the third chakra and eases our efforts to control life.
Other herbs and plants to use : anise, cinnamon, celery, lily of the valley, ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), lemon balm, turmeric, cumin
You could also use yellow crystals like citrine or try yoga, meditation, chanting the "RAM" mantra , or engage in activities that allow you to truly understand who you are as a human being and as a soul. soul (day, personal reflection, confidence-building exercises, etc.).