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  • Writer's pictureSimone Grove

Spotlight on: The Solar Plexus Chakra

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

Known as ‘Manipura’ (meaning ‘lustrous gem’) in Sanskrit, our Solar Plexus chakra sits just above the navel. Thought of as ‘the seat of the soul’, the Solar Plexus chakra is the third of the primary chakras. The solar plexus chakra is linked to our personal power and sense of self-confidence.

What is the solar plexus chakra?

The Solar Plexus chakra spins in the abdomen, from just above the navel up to the breastbone. It is represented by a vibrant, warm yellow colour and links with the element of fire. Our Solar Plexus governs our self-esteem and also represents transformation and evolution on a personal level.

Signs of a balanced solar plexus chakra

When our Solar Plexus is in balance, we feel motivated, connected with our purpose, confident, responsible and empowered.

Signs of an imbalanced solar plexus chakra

If an imbalance is present within the Solar Plexus we can experience the following:

  • Aggression

  • Low self-esteem and poor confidence

  • Lack of confidence in abilities and decisions

  • Controlling/feeling a need to control

  • Lack of motivation

Physically we can also experience fatigue, weight gain around the middle and stomach disorders such as IBS and stomach ulcers.

How can I rebalance the solar plexus chakra?

There are lots of wonderful ways you can begin to rebalance your Solar Plexus chakra if you suspect there is disruption in this area. You’ll naturally be drawn to the method that resonates most with you. Some Solar Plexus balancing techniques include:

Aromatherapy – Essential oils such as lemon, grapefruit, juniper, sandalwood, ginger and cinnamon all tap into the warm, fiery energy of Solar Plexus and help to maintain balance in this area. You might like to make your very own chakra oil blend to use as and when you need it throughout the day, or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage dedicated to the Solar Plexus.

Positive affirmations – Affirmations are incredibly powerful and transformational – and they can also be used to rebalance off-kilter chakras. Focusing on the qualities and characteristics of Solar Plexus, affirm positive intentions each day such as ‘I feel calm, confident and powerful.’

Movement – Dedicated movement such as yoga postures and dance can help release stuck energy and restore harmony to the Solar Plexus.

Therapy for past traumas – Past traumas are often stored in our lower chakras causing long-term imbalance. Addressing past traumas and issues can help to heal the Solar Plexus as well as enabling us to move forward more confidently and calmly in life.

Nutrition – Eating certain foods such as citrus fruits, yellow squash, mango, turmeric and papaya, can all help to nourish and calm the Solar Plexus chakra. A nourishing golden milk can also be a comforting way to soothe the Solar Plexus.

Sound therapy – Listening to music designed to heal and balance the Solar Plexus can be useful if you feel out of sync. You can also have a sound bath or singing bowl therapy to address Solar Plexus imbalance.

If you’d like to learn more about the chakras, or suspect you have a Solar Plexus imbalance, please get in touch today for personalised support and advice.

You may also wish to download my free guide The Chakra Healing Guide here

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