Solar Plexus Chakra
Also known as: Power Center, Manipura
Body Mind Associations:
Location: Solar plexus
Parts of the Body: The parts of the body associated with this chakra include the
muscular system, the skin as a system, the solar plexus, the large intestine,
stomach, liver, and other organs and glands in the region of the solar plexus.
Also the eyes, as the organs of sight, and the face, representing figuratively
the face one shows the world.
Endocrine Gland: The pancreas
Consciousness: Parts of the consciousness associated with this chakra include
perceptions concerned with power, control, freedom, the ease with which one is
able to be themselves - ease of being. Mental activity and the mental body is
also associated with this chakra. The solar plexus chakra is also associated
with the level of being we call the personality, or ego.
The relationship a person has with fire, or the sun, can be seen to have its
parallels in the personís relationship with the parts of their consciousness
that this chakra represents. Someone sensitive about the sun, then, can be seen
to have particular sensitivities about power, or control, or freedom.
Element: Fire, the sun.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the parts of our consciousness having
to do with perceptions of power, control, or freedom. In its clear state, it
represents ease of being, and comfort with what is real for one's self - being
comfortable with who you are.
Parts of the body associated with this chakra include the organs closest to the
solar plexus - stomach, gall bladder, spleen, liver, etc. - as well as the skin
as a system, the muscular system as a system, and the face in general.
The physical sense associated with this chakra is the sense of sight. Anyone
with impaired eyesight experiences tension at the level of their solar plexus
chakra about the issues of power, control, or freedom. Nearsighted people also
experience tensions at the level of the Root Chakra, and experience the world
through a perceptual filter of fear or insecurity. Those who are farsighted
experience tension also at the level of the throat chakra, and see the world
through a perceptual filter of anger or guilt. Astigmatics see through the
emotional perceptual filter of confusion.
The endocrine gland associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra is the pancreas. We
can say that diabetics are keeping sweetness from themselves. When someone gets
too close with sweetness, they feel threatened in their power to be who they
are, and an emotion comes up to create a safe distance again. The emotion is
anger. Diabetes is associated with suppressed anger.
The element associated with this chakra is fire, and the person's relationship
with the sun says something about their relationship with the parts of their
consciousness associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.