How Your Solar Plexus Chakra Impacts Romantic Relationships.
The solar plexus chakra, also known as Manipura in Sanskrit, is the third chakra in the human body's energy system. It is located above the navel and below the ribcage and is associated with the colour yellow. The solar plexus chakra governs your personal power, confidence, self-esteem, and inner strength. When it is balanced, you feel motivated, confident, and empowered. However, when it is blocked or overactive, it can affect romantic relationships negatively.
Balanced Solar Plexus Chakra
A balanced solar plexus chakra allows us to communicate our needs and desires in a relationship effectively. You feel confident in your abilities to assert yourself while still respecting your partner's boundaries. You’ve established a clear sense of self-worth and don’t accept being disrespected or taken advantage of in a relationship. With a balanced solar plexus chakra you feel secure enough within yourself to not need to control others, or have others control you.
Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra
When the solar plexus chakra is overactive, you can become overly dominant and controlling in a relationship, feeling the need to be in charge, and struggling to let our partner take the lead. This can lead to power struggles in the relationship and cause your partner to feel disrespected or undervalued (in some cases emasculated depending on the relationship dynamic). An overactive solar plexus chakra can also cause you to be overly critical and judgmental of your partner, leading to conflicts and tension in the relationship.
Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra
When the solar plexus chakra is blocked, you may struggle with low self-esteem and self-worth, leading to a lack of confidence in your romantic relationships. You may struggle to communicate your needs and desires, if you feel like you’re not deserving of love and affection. This can lead to codependency and a lack of boundaries in the relationship, resulting in being overly reliant on them for validation and affirmation.
How to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra
There are many ways to balance your solar plexus chakra, including meditation, yoga, and energy healing. One effective way to balance your solar plexus chakra is through visualisation. Imagine a bright yellow light in your solar plexus chakra, and visualise it growing brighter with each breath. You can also incorporate affirmations into your meditation practice, such as "I am confident and empowered" or "I am worthy of love and respect."
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Crystals to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra
There are several crystals that can help balance the solar plexus chakra, including citrine, yellow calcite, and tiger's eye. Citrine is a powerful stone for enhancing confidence and self-esteem, while yellow calcite is excellent for clearing energy blockages in the solar plexus chakra. Tiger's eye is a grounding stone that can help balance the energy in the solar plexus chakra and promote feelings of empowerment.
By practising visualisation, affirmations, and using crystals, we can balance our solar plexus chakra and enjoy healthy, empowering relationships.