This is the third in a series of posts about the 7 main Chakras. The Solar Plexus Chakra deals with the life themes of personal power and confidence. Read on to discover simple ways that you can begin to heal an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra.
Add potency to your healing by practising these activities with the intention of healing, and holding a state of mindfulness as you perform them.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Also known as Manipura in Sanskrit. The Solar Plexus Chakra vibrates at the colour Yellow and is located below the ribs. This chakra deals with the life themes of personal power and confidence. It manages our ability to be comfortable with ourselves and hold our personal power in a confident way.
Emotional Issues: Self-esteem, self-respect, confidence, feeling worthy, assertiveness.
Physical areas of the body: Stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, digestive tract.
Extra sense: Clairsentience - clear feeling. Your extra sensory information may come to you as a physical feeling in your body ie. a gut feeling or butterflies.
Imbalanced: If your Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance you may suffer with low self-esteem or a lack of confidence, or you may swing the opposite way and be over controlling and imposing on others. An imbalance can manifest as digestive complaints, constipation, stomach ulcers, gallstones, diabetes, anxiety or depression. You may find that you avoid potential conflict by completely backing down, giving away your power. You may find that making decisions is difficult. You may be a people-pleaser, unable to ever say “no”. You may seek approval from others to validate who you are. It may be expressed through bossy or intimidating behaviour, aggressiveness, or being judgemental. You may feel a great deal of anger. You may believe “it’s my way or the highway”. Problems may arise with areas governed by the Solar Plexus Chakra listed above.
Balanced: A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra will have you feeling confident with who you are. You will be able to express your personal power in a respectful way. You will have self motivation and a sense of purpose.
Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Methods
To heal the Solar Plexus Chakra we need to address our feelings of being satisfied with who we are, and our place in the world.
Working towards releasing limiting beliefs through anger management, counselling, forgiveness, meditation, or energy healing methods such as Reiki and chakra healing, can really help to heal this chakra.
Here are a few other suggestions, remember to hold the intention for healing and perform the activity mindfully:
Colour The colour yellow is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Wear yellow - a shirt with golden tones will help you feel confident. Accentuate your outfit with gold jewellery. Plant Sunflowers in your garden - as they bloom imagine your Solar Plexus Chakra opening just as naturally and beautifully. As they grow tall and reach for the sun, feel your own self confidence growing.
Activities Eat your lunch outside and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin - remember to be sun smart, sunburn is not the idea here. Get together with friends and enjoy some laughter around a fire - camp fire, bonfire, fireplace. Make a plan for how you will achieve all your goals and bright ideas - then implement it. Practise respectfully saying “no” to all non-essential requests for your help - use the time you have now created in a way that you thoroughly enjoy.
Mantra As you sit in meditation you may chant the mantra RAM. This is the Bija Mantra of the Solar Plexus Chakra and will allow you to connect to this chakra and focus your healing intention upon it.
Affirmations Create your own positively framed affirmation that is specific to your issues. Chant it during meditation or throughout your day. Some examples may be “I am enough”, “I express my personal power with integrity”, “I respect other people’s opinions”.
Food Eating yellow food such as yellow capsicum, pineapple, lemons, corn and bananas will help this chakra. Eat meals in healthy portion sizes that are easily digestible. Ideally food should be organic and locally produced to maintain the highest frequency. Bring sunshine into your day with a tropical smoothie of banana, pineapple and coconut milk.
Crystals Citrine, Tiger’s Eye and Honey Calcite are great for healing your Solar Plexus Chakra and are readily available at crystal shops. Each crystal has it’s own unique healing properties so it’s worth looking into each one to find the crystal that will work best with your particular issues.
As discussed in my post The Importance of a Healthy Chakra System, having an unhealthy chakra system is detrimental not only to your physical state, but also to your spiritual, mental and emotional states. It is therefore important to consider your chakras as a beautifully orchestrated system.
Discover tools to help you support all your chakras together in my Heal Your Chakras Now post.
Read next article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Heart Chakra
Read the previous article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Sacral Chakra
With love and gratitude,