The Chakras Made Easy, Hilary H Carter

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Articles, Ayni Books

thirdchakraThe Third Chakra: What Are Its Functions?

This chakra is all about your own personal will. Think of it as the steering wheel in a car. When this chakra is in balance you have both hands on the wheel and you are able to stay on course towards your destination. It’s about using your will to decide on which courses of action that you want to take in life and having the personal willpower and self-belief to follow through.

The element is fire and this chakra also relates to emotions and passions. I’m sure you know what it feels like to have butterflies in your tummy when you are nervous. Or that slightly sick feeling in your stomach when you are REALLY nervous. There is also the dread in the pit of your stomach when you have to do something very difficult. All these feelings are directly linked to your solar plexus chakra.


An imbalanced third chakra is either going to show itself as the fearful, insecure person or the overbearing, domineering bully. Some people swing between the two extremes. The bully and the victim are simply the opposite ends of the same energy spectrum, depending on whether the chakra is overactive or underactive.

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Is My Third Chakra Out of Balance?

Read the following statements.

Score 1 if you agree slightly.

Score 2 if you agree.

Score 3 if you agree strongly.


  • However much I eat I always seem to feel hungry.

  • I regularly give in to other people’s demands.

  • I don’t like my job but I don’t know what else to do.

  • I often say yes to things just because it’s easier than saying no and having to put up a fight.

  • Even though I can drive I always let my partner/friend drive when we go out.

  • I have never learned to drive.

  • I earn the minimum wage or I under charge for my work.

  • I was regularly physically hit as a child.

  • I find it difficult to look people in the eye.

  • My partner has hit me/I have hit my partner.

  • I often suffer from tummy ache or I get a hollow feeling in my belly without an apparent cause.

  • I feel powerless to change my circumstances.

  • I frequently feel angry.

  • I think that deep down I’m afraid of being in control.

  • I think that deep down I’m afraid of being controlled.

  • I don’t feel good about myself. (Low self-esteem.)

  • I bite my nails/pull my hair or have other nervous habits.

  • People tell me I’m a control freak.

  • I drink or smoke heavily.

  • I have one or more of the physical problems linked with this chakra, listed at the beginning of this chapter (a point for each one).


Add up your score.

Under 5 points: It is in balance.

5–15 points: It’s slightly out of balance.

15–20 points: You definitely need to rebalance this chakra.

More than 20 points: Make it a priority to rebalance this chakra.

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coverChakras Made Easy, The

Hilary H. Carter

‘The Chakras Made Easy’ is aimed at the reader who wants straightforward and easy to understand information about the chakras without having to read through a load of ‘bumph’ to get to the facts.
Written by a qualified and experienced British Wheel of yoga teacher, this book explains what the chakras are in a clear and simple way. This is a very down to earth handbook that enables the reader to determine the state of their own chakras through the use of a simple tick list. Practical techniques for healing each of the seven chakras are also listed.
By healing your chakras you can realise your full potential as an amazing human being! When your chakras are spinning freely you will experience improved physical, mental and emotional health.
Understand your chakras, understand yourself.
Bring your chakras into balance, bring your life into balance.
Heal your chakras, heal your life.

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