“If you do not know to balance the third chakra, you may have all the degrees, all the knowledge, all the money, all the beauty, but you shall be unhappy.”
– Yogi Bhajan
To gain true happiness and feel grounded, you must balance your manipura chakra. The third chakra in Kundalini Yoga is ripe with possibility and opportunity. However, you must start to understand your chakras so that you may balance them. Here’s what you need to know about the navel chakra and how you can keep it balanced.
What is the Third Chakra in Kundalini Yoga?
The center of our physical body and our energy, the third chakra goes by a couple of names. You may hear this chakra referred to as the navel point, the solar plexus, or the manipura chakra.
Located in our belly, below our breast bone and heart, the chakra is at once powerful and majestic. This one is tied to emotions, such as self-esteem, confidence, and self-love; all of which can be hard to obtain when we live in a realm of doubt.
Ahead of delving into the importance of balancing the third chakra in Kundalini Yoga, it’s important to understand more about it. Here’s a quick overview of its central themes:
Sanskrit meaning: Jewel city
Crystals: Orange Calcite, Citrine, Malachite, Topaz
Psychological function: Self-esteem and confidence
Location: Belly, below the heart
Alternate names: Navel point, solar plexus, manipura chakra
Third Chakra Affirmations
Since the third chakra in Kundalini Yoga is all about self-confidence and self-esteem, the affirmations you will use follow that theme. Should you feel that your third chakra is out of balance, you may choose to start repeating some of the following affirmations daily:
- ‘I love myself unconditionally’
- ‘I trust in my inner power’
- ‘I am my own guiding force’
- ‘Others don’t define my value’
- ‘I accept myself for who I am’
- ‘I make decisions with confidence’
- ‘Everything I need, I already have within’
Signs Your Third Chakra is Out of Balance
Should your third chakra in Kundalini Yoga be out of balance, it will affect how you feel and your emotions. However, you may also experience some physical transformations that are also linked to this issue. With that in mind, here are the signs you should be aware of:
- Low levels of self-esteem
- Anxiety and stress
- Low levels of energy
- Sadness or low moods
- Digestive problems
- Stomach complaints
- Aggression and anger
Signs Your Third Chakra is In Balance
“That is the power of the third chakra. It gives you instant, infinite experience of your life.”
– Yogi Bhajan
On the other hand, when your navel chakra is in balance, you will reap countless rewards. Taking the time to boost your self-care and balance this chakra is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. Here are some of the telltale signs that it’s in balance:
- High levels of confidence
- Powerful energy
- Excitement and happiness
- Healthy sense of ego
- Sense of deep security
- High levels of responsibility
How to Balance Your Third Chakra
Worried that your third chakra is out of balance. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can balance it. Doing so is a process but it’s worth your time and energy. Here are some of the ways that you can start to balance your navel point:
- Practice the Breath of Fire to recharge your energy
- Try the Bow Pose to boost confidence
- Start a daily self-care routine
- Engage in the Sat Kriya regularly
- Use essential oils such as musk or sandalwood
Learn More and Continue Your Journey!
Now that you have a deep understanding of your third chakra, ensure that you do all you can to balance it. By keeping the solar plexus in check, you can encourage positive feelings of self-love, confidence, ambition, and happiness. Get started today.