Sanskrit "Manipura". Associated with the planet Venus in ancient times and with planet Mars in modern times. This chakra motivates us to bring about change. Solar Plexus Chakra deals with our use of energy and the ability to transform it from a raw state into usable forms. The solar plexus creates change in us as well as around us. It is an organizing type of control centre that gives us the ability and will to change our lives in a more powerful and effective way. It deals with many different systems of the body, digestion, stomach, small intestine, liver, pancreas, spleen (which also effects our immune system) and also works in proper functioning of the nervous system and the skin. It's located between the navel and the base of the rib cage. Also related with optimism, self-confidence, spontaneity, flexibility, understanding, a sense of humour, joy, and laughter are natural balanced expressions of the solar plexus.