With so much overlap between the chakras it is hard to find information on the specific chakra you need to focus on when you want to release anger and feel like yourself again. Here at Reflective Self we are passionate about healing and living your best life. This article explains which is the main chakra for anger and the secondary but important chakras you also need to understand. You will also learn how to balance and heal the chakra’s associated with anger.
The Main Chakra for Anger
The main chakra associated with anger is the third chakra called the Navel chakra. It is also known at Manipura and solar plexus chakra. As the name suggests it is located in the solar plexus area and is responsible for self esteem, confidence and personal power.
How the Navel Chakra Imbalance Causes Anger
When we feel powerless and have low self esteem we become scared and frustrated this creates anger.
The Manipura chakra is linked to the pancreas, liver, kidneys, heart, gallbladder and lungs.
According to East Asian medicine anger and fear are related to the liver. And fear is also related to the kidneys, heart and gallbladder.
Anger manifests in different ways for people. Some will experience full on rage, others will have constant lower level feeling of anger and some will go inwards and isolate themselves.
How to Heal and Balance the Navel Chakra
Boring as it may sound you want to start with making sure your diet, exercise and relationships are healthy. This will be an on going process and the amount of work required will depend on each person and their current health and life situation.
If you are eating unhealthy food your liver, kidneys and other organs associated with the solar plexus chakra will be unhealthy and your immune system will be weak. Before spending a lot of time on other healing modalities you must start here.
The colour associated with the solar plexus chakra is yellow, so foods specifically for this chakra are yellow lentils, bananas, yellow peppers pineapple, lemons, and whole grains.
Exercise is another important base you must attend to. Something simple as going on regular long walks will have a significant impact on your organs related to this chakra. The yellow sun is powerful , especially for this chakra.
It’s not always easy or possible, but trying cut out or reduce time with people who push your buttons will be another important step.
Herbs to Open and Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra
You can open the blocked chakra with the yellow herbs Lemongrass, chamomile, ginger, turmeric, dandelion. You can take these in tea form or depending on the herb add them to your food.
Spiritual Practices for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Chakra Meditation – Sit in a comfortable position and take 5-10 gentle breaths deep in to your belly region. Visualise a small warm yellow light behind the solar plexus. Slowly visualise it growing with each out breath. To boost the meditation hold the ahamkara mudra.
Breathing– Kapalbhati breathing boosts the energy of this chakra. It consists of powerful inhalations through the nose and forceful exaltations through the mouth. There are lots of great videos on YouTube.
Yoga Poses – Boat pose, upward plank pose and child pose all balance the solar plexus chakra and release anger.
Crystals – Yellow crystals such as Tigers eye, Yellow Jasper and Yellow Topaz are wonderful for this chakra. Wear them as jewellery, hold them in your hand while you mediate or put them under your pillow are night.
Essential Oils – Essential oils can balance this chakra. Use a diffuser, put them in a bath or dilute and dab some on your wrists. Oils you want to use are: Lemongrass, lavender, Ylang ylang and sandalwood.
Mantra – The mantra of this chakra is “Ram”. Clear your mind, let go of your attachment to the material world and concentrate on the mantra only. Doing this after you wash is especially powerful.
The Seven Chakras are Connected
Although the solar plexus is the main chakra linked to anger it is not the only one.
All chakras are connected. They are aspects of one whole so we cannot look at anger in isolation to one chakra.
When we want to heal from rage and anger we must take an holistic approach.
Balance the Root Chakra for Anger
Also known as the Muladhara.
This Chakra is located at the base of the spine, and it is associated with safety and security. When this chakra is balanced it gives us grounding.
When we do not feel safe and in control we feel angry.
The organs the root chakra is associated with are adrenal glands, large intestine, kidneys, bladder, rectum,sciatic nerve, feet and knees.
The kidneys are related too fear and we do not feel safe and stable if our feet and knees have problems, lack of safety and control can lead to anger.
The adrenal glands regulate our stress levels, so when the root chakra is imbalanced this regulation malfunctions.
Food and herbs For The Root Chakra
The colour of this chakra is red. Eat the following food to open and balance the root chakra: raspberries, tomatoes, strawberries, beets, cherries, red apples, red peppers and pomegranates.
The herbs for this chakra are : Ginger, Dandelion root, Turmeric, Ashwaghanda. For more on this chakra go here.
Balance the Heart Chakra for Anger
The heart chakra, located in the middle of the chest, it governs forgiveness, love and compassion.
When it is imbalanced we feel resentful, bitter and angry.
The heart chakra is associated with thymus gland, lungs, shoulders, upper back, heart, and circulatory system. You can open the heart chakra and release anger with yoga poses.
It’s also known as Anahata.
Food and herbs for the heart chakra
As it is associated with the colour green, for this chakra eat the following food : kale, broccoli, spinach, parsley, cucumber, zucchini, chard, avocado, lime, mint, kiwi, peas, spirulina and green apples.
Herbs that will benefit this chakra are: Jasmine, lavender, rose, hawthorn and green tea.
Balance the Throat Chakra for Anger
Also known as Vishuddha, the throat chakra is associated with self expression and communication.
If we cannot express ourselves affectively and clearly or if we feel unheard this can lead to anger.
The organs related to this chakra are thyroid, esophagus, teeth, gums mouth, tongue, pharynx, palate, shoulders and neck.
Food and herbs for the throat chakra
Blueberries and blackberries are an excellent choice for this chakra. Also try food rich in iodine like spinach, kale and spirulina.
The herbs that will balance and open this chakra are: Sage, Chamomile, slipper elm bark.
You can also do spiritual practices that target the above chakras. Mediation, breathing, yoga, essential oils and crystals all help release and anger and balance these chakras.
The Other Chakra’s
When we ask which chakra is associated with anger, we usually focus on the main one (Navel) and the root, throat and heart chakra but the sacral chakra, crown chakra and third eye chakra are also linked to emotions. All the yoga energy centers of the body are connected.
Sacral Chakra – The sacral chakra deals with feelings and emotions. It is located under the belly button. When it is balanced and open we do not supress our emotions. When this chakra is blocked we feel negative emotions such as anger.
Third Eye Chakra – Located between the eye brows, this chakra also know as the ajna chakra and is associated with self awareness and spiritual energy. When it is balanced and open our view point is expansive. When it is blocked we view the world narrowly this leads to feeling isolated resulting in anger.
Crown Chakra– This chakra is linked to oneness and our higher self. As all chakras are connected the crown chakra plays a part in emotions. However, it is best to focus on the Navel chakra, Root, Throat and heart chakras to release anger.
Anger has many manifestations and many causes. Opening and balancing the chakra’s is a valuable part of the tool kit you can use to release angers grip.
Start with making sure the basics of your life are in order. Diet, exercise and relationship’s.
The main answer to what chakra is associated with anger is the third chakra or navel energy center, however the others also play a part. Take an holistic approach to healing and releasing anger.
The great thing is when you focus one chakra, the practices and lifestyle changes you make a have a trickle down (and up!) affect on your physical body, emotions and spirit. It has a positive affect on your sports and hobbies as well, martial artists and boxers benefit hugely from balancing their navel chakra.
You can do yoga poses, meditation, mantra’s, use essential oils and crystals as part of your healing process.
Be patient and understand no one is ever completely free of anger and that anger has it’s place. It can give us the power to act and set our boundaries when we need to. This type of anger does not create more separation.
The anger that does us harm is one which we become isolated from other people and the world around us. When it is chronic it affects our health and interferes with our organs ability to clean out toxins.
When we release this anger by balancing our chakras we feel more connected, joyful, full of energy and we glow with health.
If it rears it’s head again we will recognise it, have the practices and tools to it let go faster and easier.