Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Manipura is also known as the solar plexus, or the third chakra and can be located above the navel. The associated colour is yellow.
About Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra
The word Manipura, can be translated to: City of Jewels. Mani meaning gem and Pura meaning city. This chakra is associated with the fire element.
Manipura is associated with feelings of self-confidence, self-esteem, identity, will-power, personal power and self-awareness.
The Manipura chakra develops between 18 months of age and 4 years of age. Events occurring during this time can have a great effect on the development of this chakra.
- Personal Power
- Effective Will
- Meeting Challenges
- Sense of humour
Manipura chakra imbalances can manifest as:
- Eating Disorders
- Addictions to work, caffeine
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Weak Will
- Victim mentality
- Poor self-discipline
- Low self-esteem
How to Balance the Solar Plexus chakra
To balance your solar plexus chakra you should be open to personal growth and self-esteem building exercises. These might include therapies such as kinesiology, counselling and psychotherapy. It might also include physical activities such as vigourous exercise, sit-ups or exercises requiring discipline such as yoga or martial arts. Taking risks and trying new things is also a great way to build confidence.
It is important to recognise activities and people you feel good around, being in these situations will help you build your self-esteem.
You can also maintain a healthy solar plexus chakra by maintaining a balanced relationship with your work or day to day activities. Make sure that you allow enough time for balance between work and play.
Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra with Kinesiology.
Kinesiology helps us to identify solar plexus chakra imbalances by accessing the many, varied subconscious connections that lead to the imbalance. By working with muscle testing, kinesiology allows us to unlock and integrate past experiences and events that have caused solar plexus chakra blocks.
Suggested kinesiology treatment plan.
When balancing the solar plexus chakra (or any other chakra) with kinesiology I recommend:
- An initial 90 minute kinesiology consultation followed by a standard consultation 1 -2 weeks apart.
- Further follow-up standard consultations should be spaced between 2 -4 weeks apart or booked as needed.
- You may like to consider a chakra journey experience whereby over the course of 7 sessions we focus in on blockages occurring in each of the chakras, working towards a subtle awakening of kundalini energy.
Kristen is a professional Kinesiologist, Dreamworker, Coach and Yoga instructor. She has been helping people with their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys for 13 years. Kristen’s professional approach, dedication, and enthusiasm have helped hundreds of people breakthrough in their personal and professional lives.
Kristen specialises in working with the power of the subconscious mind.
Her unique model of conscious wellness is based on working with the energy-body as an interface between the physical body and the mind.
Kristen offers a highly individualised service to help our clients to live consciously, awaken their potential and discover their purpose.
Kristen’s passion is helping you to achieve inner peace, purpose and clarity by discovering your own unique truth and working towards your highest potential. Her personal belief is that everything we create in our life comes back to our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours most of which we are not consciously aware of. Her vocational appetite is for exploring the subconscious mind (including dreams) to help her clients achieve happiness, discover their unique truth and work towards their highest potential. Kristen’s goal is to her clients achieve vibrant, dynamic purpose-driven lives that are in alignment with their soul’s purpose.
On a personal level, Kristen started her career in Arts Management working in casting, training and managing Aussie actors and then eventually moving on to the Circus. Kristen spent her own share of time in the spotlight teaching and bellydancing professionally, a passion that took her to competitions and performances in Egypt, Greece and New York. She lives a quieter life now helping others acheive their dreams and has run her wellness practice, Affinity Wellness for the past 13 years.
Kristen practices in Camberwell, Melbourne and is available for online sessions.