The Solar Plexus is the 3rd Chakra in your body’s energy center. This energy center is located in the abdomen above the belly button This energy center is responsible for our sense of our inner personal power and self-esteem. This Chakra also allows us to set healthy boundaries with others.
This chakra is associated with the color yellow, like the sun.
This chakra's element is fire.
Crystal: Tiger eye, Citrine
Sanskrit: Manipura ( shining gem)
When this chakra is balanced and healthy,this chakra allows your authentic self to shine brightly as the brightest stars in the night skies. when this chakra is balanced, you will also have the ability to overcome any fear and other obstacles and be the master of your own thoughts. A balanced solar plexus is all about motivation and our determination to reach our goals in life.
How does this Chakra become unbalanced?
The Solar Plexus chakra is one of the most commonly blocked chakras in the body's energy centers.
Over-active ~ Having an over-active Solar Plexus can cause the chakra to have too much energy flowing through the body. When this chakra is over-active, you might experience feelings like the need to have full control of everything and/or everyone. You might feel the need to lash out and judge others too harshly. When this chakra is overstimulated, you might have a hard time with change and feel a sense of stubbornness, anger or become a workaholic.
Symptoms in the body of an over-active Solar Plexus Chakra
~ Weight issues
~Lack of memory
~ Stomach issues
Under-active~ Having an under-active Solar Plexus means this Chakra flows at a much slower rate, causing negative effects throughout the whole body. When this Chakra is under-active, you might experience feelings like lacking a purpose and having no direction in life. These emotions can cause feelings of depression, powerlessness, worthlessness, and a lack of self esteem.
Symptoms in the body of an under-active Solar Plexus Chakra
~Difficulties with short-term memory
~Liver, gall bladder and/or kidney related illnesses
Tip: Don't Take it Personal
Knowing in your gut it is not always “your fault,” even if an emotional person tells you it is. The Solar Plexus emotions are not always personal, no matter what the emotional person is telling you or yelling at you about. Even if you have taken in and become identified with the emotional energy, it is not personal.
Ways to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
~Enchanted Flower Healing's Reiki Sessions as well as Self-Reiki.
Put hands on belly and take a few breaths in and out. Hold this postion for at least a few mins and repeat affirmations to yourself or out loud.
~ Being in the sun and living in the present moments of life
~Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra
(Check out my exclusive meditation series to help unblock this Chakra.)
~Solar Plexus affirmations
1 .I make my own decisions with confidence and conviction
2. I release the need to control
3.I have high self esteem and I am valuable
Aromatherapy for Solar Plexus chakra
The oil i recommend most, is Lemon. place a few drops in hand and rub gently into the stomach area
Wearing Solar Plexus crystals such as Tiger's Eye and Citrine on a daily basis
Healthy Eating- add these foods to your diet to help balance this chakra into harmony:
Pineapple, Yellow Pepper, Lemons, Bananas, Curry, Yellow Beets, Ginger, Corn.
How can you incorporate 3 of these foods in your diet and track how you are feeling each week.