The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the upper belly at the diaphragm. Physically, the Solar Plexus is associated with the stomach, pancreas, adrenal glands, small intestines, gallbladder, liver, and the middle of the spine. Emotionally and mentally, the Solar Plexus is our centre for personal power. It is where our personality and ego reside.
Illnesses that come up through this chakra begin with issues surrounding self-responsibility, self-esteem, the fear of rejection and oversensitivity to criticism.
Imbalances in the third Chakra can manifest physically as eating disorders, diabetes, pancreatitis, abdominal pain, hepatitis, and digestive issues. Fears associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra: the fear of rejection or criticism, the fear of looking foolish and failing to meet responsibilities. All fears associated with physical appearance and fears that others will discover our secrets.
Signs of a blocked Solar Plexus Chakra include a low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, passiveness, having an inferiority complex.
Signs of an overactive Solar Plexus Chakra would include being power hungry, domineering, a perfectionist, critical, aggressive, controlling and scattered.
Strengths associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra: healthy self-esteem, self-respect, and self-discipline, the ability to take action and to handle crisis situations, the courage to take risks, generosity.
Someone with a balanced Solar Plexus Chakra would be confident, feel in control, has personal power, with drive and a good self-image.
Sacred truth of the Solar Plexus: Honour oneself. This focuses on the relationship we have with ourselves, our self-understanding. This Chakra leads us to develop an identity that is apart from our tribal self.
This Chakra is related to fire, power, autonomy, self-esteem and the colour yellow.
The following is designed to assist you in healing your Solar Plexus Chakra:
Crystals: Citrine, yellow tourmaline, tiger’s eye, amber
Essential oils: Neroli: to improve bloating, enhance mood and energy, put a few drops on the upper stomach. Allow it to sit a while before rubbing it in a clockwise circle around the bellybutton. Also, can be used in diffusing or sniffing.
Affirmations: I am strong, I am wise in my actions, balanced in my emotions, and peaceful in my mind, I awaken my divine purpose and action in the world.
Yoga pose: warrior pose
Foods: Yellow foods like corn, bananas, peaches, lemons, grapefruit
Herbs: Anise, celery, cinnamon, lily of the valley, marshmallow, mint, ginger, turmeric, cumin, fennel
Want extra assistance? A Reiki Practitioner (like myself) will be able to channel universal life force healing energies into your energy field to help balance out not only your Solar Plexus Chakra, but all 7.
Want to do that yourself? A Reiki Master/Teacher (like myself) will be able to teach you this beautiful form of healing and attune you to the energies so that you can balance your Chakras through self-treatments.
Did you miss my blogs about the first and second Chakras? check them out here: https://www.spiritandsole.ca/post/the-chakra-series-part-2-the-sacral-chakra https://www.spiritandsole.ca/post/the-chakra-series-part-1-the-root
Much love, Natalie