Our Solar Plexus ('Manipura' Chakra in Sanskrit) is our third Chakra centre, located above the navel and below the base of the ribcage, and is responsible for our confidence, ego, assertiveness, and willpower, so you can guess what happens when it falls out of alignment... With modern life placing so much emphasis on our career success, our Solar Plexus Chakra is taking a real beating. So how can we re-align our Solar Plexus Chakra? And where does incense come in?
Join our experts as they take a deep dive into the best incense for Solar Plexus Chakra cleansing and balancing.
Why Burn Incense For Chakra Cleansing
Our most powerful and effective sense is our smell - it has a huge impact on our neurological system, giving us the strength to deal with inner battles. Burning incense has this effect, especially positive-impacting scents. Every herb and incense scent has different healing and cleansing benefits, each with certain Chakra strengthening properties.
Visit our blog page to learn more about each Chakra, however, read on to learn what scents are our favourite Solar Plexus cleansing...
What is the Solar Plexus Chakra Responsible For?
Located roughly between the navel and the bottom of the ribcage, the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is known to dictate our ego, sense of motivation, inner power, and self-confidence. This is why this Chakra is vital for the level of success in our personal lives, careers, and hobbies.
The Solar Plexus is the third aligning Chakra to evolve, after the Root and Sacral Chakras
, usually developed in our late teens and early twenties. For many, these early years are a struggle of ego, identity, and self-belief - it is an immensely important Chakra for forming who we become as adults.
What Happens When the Solar Plexus Chakra is Blocked?
The Solar Plexus is associated with the element of fire, a symbol of anger, passion, desire, and drive, so, when we are experiencing a blockage of the third Chakra, it can manifest as angry outbursts or an inflated ego. However, a blockage can also be indicated by poor self-confidence and a lack of motivation.
Experiencing low self-worth for prolonged periods can be incredibly detrimental to our mental and spiritual well-being, luckily, we have some helpful tips on how to balance
the Manipura Chakra using the power of incense
Our Pick: Clove
Clove is a popular spice and a firey, piquant
fragrance, perfect for igniting the power and self-confidence needed for reclaiming one's self-worth, thus aligning our Solar Plexus. Clove also has a largely grounding essence, which is why we also picked it as one of our ultimate Root Chakra
The Clove incense aroma has been proven to improve energy levels
, which is necessary when getting out of a Solar Plexus funk! The energy boost and mood uplift imparted by Clove incense
will help reclaim your motivation and willpower.
Other Amazing Incense Scents for Strengthening the Manipura Chakra
Sandalwood is an ancient and sacred wood, popularly used in religious ceremonies for cleansing spaces and energy, however, it is also used by many spiritual healers for its ability to improve moods, confidence, cognitive abilities, stress, and anxiety. This is the perfect combination for engaging in a session of Chakra realignment, especially when dealing with our Solar Plexus.
(known as the sunshine spice) is the most expensive spice in the world, however, there is absolutely nothing pretentious about this sacred flavour and aroma. It has an incredibly grounding scent whilst also possessing energising and uplifting
qualities. This gives it the ability to effortlessly dispel feelings of poor self-worth and replace them with feelings of joy, gratitude, and passion, thus strengthening our Solar Plexus.
Cinnamon, another popular spicy scent, will inspire you to take action and live as boldly as you deserve to. Burning Cinnamon incense
creates an atmosphere of positivity and warmth - ideal for realigning the Chakras. We find Cinnamon incense works particularly well for those moments when our self-confidence is at its lowest, causing us stress and poor mood swings. This is because Cinnamon is a well-known
spirit brightener and anxiety reducer.
How to Use Incense for Our Solar Plexus Chakra
Time needed: 1 hour.
A tried and true method for opening your chakra
Set your intentions
Have a clear intention in your mind before you begin. Something along the lines of "Today, my Manipura Chakra will regain balance and power". This is crucial for getting the best from your Chakra incense.
Find a peaceful space
This could be your favourite room of the house or even just a place you can sit comfortably and quietly
Light the incense
Before doing so, ensure the space is clear of any objects that could catch alight if they are close to the burning incense.
Clear your mind
Take slow, deep breaths and allow your thoughts to pass you by quickly. I like to focus on my heart to enter a state of meditation
Repeat purposeful mantras
These could be a Sanskrit mantra, such as 'Om'. Or, it could be Solar Plexus affirmations in English, such as "The fire within me burns through self-doubt".
Keep repeating these mantras until you feel them resonating within every fibre of your being.
Extinguish the incense
Allow the ashes to cool before disposing.
Click here to learn how to burn natural incense.
The Final Word
The Solar Plexus is one of the most important Chakras in our alignment, so it is so important that we maintain it and keep it in perfect equilibrium, well as much as possible. Its importance also makes it one of the most frequently blocked Chakras, so, follow our guide, light up some Clove incense, and feel your confidence come flooding back.
People Also Ask
Where is the Solar Plexus Chakra?
Our third Chakra is located roughly an equal distance between the navel and the bottom of the sternum.
What blocks the Solar Plexus Chakra?
Blockages in the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra) are usually caused by stresses and pressures within the work environment.
Our careers are such a crucial aspect of our modern lives that we all tend to rely on our achievements at work for our happiness. So, of course, when we mess something up it can have profound impacts on our sense of self-worth.