Now that you have balanced your Root chakra and Sacral chakra, let's talk about your Solar Plexus. The Root chakra was all about finding your connection on Earth. The Sacral chakra was all about finding pleasure within yourself and your surroundings. The Solar Plexus chakra is all about balancing your physical self and your life purpose with your emotional center.
With the help of healing crystals, energizing rituals, and emotional balancing techniques, you will boost the power of your Solar Plexus chakra. By balancing this important third chakra, you radiate warmth and liveliness as strong as the sun.
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How can the Solar Plexus chakra benefit you?
When your Solar Plexus chakra is open and balanced, you will feel like you are:
Connected with humanity
Headed in the right life direction
Able to trust your gut instincts
Radiating your strengths
Happy with your circumstances
- Stress-free and carefree
What is the meaning of the Solar Plexus Chakra?
The Solar Plexus is your personal sun. Just as the sun is the center of the universe, your Solar Plexus chakra is the center of your power. It transforms you physically through food and emotionally through willpower. It is your place of empowerment.
The Solar Plexus chakra is your emotional center, fundamental in ensuring day to day purpose and happiness. Each experience you have is associated with an emotion. These emotions are processed at this third chakra.
The Solar Plexus is directly associated with your "gut feeling." It is your intuitive guide as to whether or not you are in the correct place and space. It is related to the sense of sight. It connects your physical vision with your internal third eye.
Another function of the third chakra is to give you meaningfulness in day to day activities. With a healthy Solar Plexus, you feel motivated and alive with your everyday actions.
The Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus chakra is Manipura. The symbol is a downward triangle in the center of a circle with ten petals.
Where is the Solar Plexus chakra located?
The Solar Plexus chakra vortex spins through the pit of your stomach and is located just above the belly button. Your third chakra exists between the belly button and your breastbone. The energy flows in a clockwise motion through the center of your body and out the backside.
Why do you need to balance the Solar Plexus chakra?
It is important to balance the Solar Plexus chakra so that your gut feelings are not ignored. This chakra connects your emotions to your Root chakra's primal instincts and your Third Eye chakra's intuition. When your emotions, instincts, and intuition align, you will always make the right decision and be on the right path. You also attract the right people and circumstances into your life.
Emotions are such a powerful player in your life. The Solar Plexus chakra being your emotional energy center, you want to make sure that it is ready to process all of the emotions effectively. Once you have balanced your Solar Plexus chakra, it will be like a well-oiled machine: accepting each emotion at face-value and releasing them so that you can glide easily into the future. Happiness comes from living a baggage-free life.
Whereas the Sacral Chakra stores emotions, the Solar Plexus Chakra is where you create the emotions. The stomach area, where the Sacral Chakra is located, is highly sensitive to your emotional state. You feel panic, fear, shock, anxiety, sickness, anticipation, joy in this chakra. Whereas, you do want to feel all of these emotions, you do not want them to overpower your senses. You simply want to learn your lessons from these emotions and carry on.
The Solar Plexus chakra is activated by solar energy. Every morning the sun will rise and every morning your Solar Plexus wants to shine. When this chakra is balanced, you feel aligned to the new dawn, happy for a fresh beginning, and excited for what the day has to bring.
What causes an imbalance in the Solar Plexus chakra?
Whether it is a fight with a friend, a confrontation with a neighbor, or a loss of a loved one, every new emotion can result in an imbalance. Life challenges often cause you emotional stress, throwing the Solar Plexus chakra out of balance. When you are stressed out, you feel the anxiety, the nerves, and the fear in the pit of your stomach.
Low self-esteem and dwelling on what other people think will also cause your Solar Plexus to be imbalanced. This leads to indecision and a lot of wavering because you don't want to make the wrong choice. You are sensitive to outside judgment and internalize this negative vibration into demeaning thoughts about yourself.
When you don't take control of your own life and blame outside influences for your problems, your Solar Plexus chakra will be out of alignment. Depending on others, whether in a co-dependent relationship or a fully dependent situation, will result in a diminishing of your willpower. Your personal power is reliant on your independence and strength to function on your own.
How do you know when your Solar Plexus chakra is blocked?
When your Solar Plexus chakra is blocked, you feel disconnected to your earthly purpose and find it hard to be in the moment. Certain tasks may feel like a bore and a chore. You attract those with the same low vibration and you may feel socially awkward.
When you are resisting life, you will develop negative feelings like anger, sadness, and fear. You will feel the third chakra become slow and heavy. In extreme cases it can be blocked completely, leaving you numb or depressed.
A Solar Plexus chakra imbalance puts a wrench in your wheel of emotions. You are not able to effectively process your emotions, so they become stagnant and you carry them with you, stuck in cyclical doom. You are not in control of your willpower. You might become overpowered by parents, your partner, or authority figures- your power has been taken away.
If you have an underactive Solar Plexus chakra imbalance, you may feel:
- Others are to blame for your problems
- Stuck in a rut
- Agonizing indecision
If you have an overactive Solar Plexus chakra imbalance, you may feel:
- The world is out to get you
- Easily annoyed
Whether underactive or overactive, your Solar Plexus chakra will only thrive when it is in a balanced state.
How do you know when your Solar Plexus chakra is open?
An open Solar Plexus chakra flows freely when you are happy. You feel confident and optimistic. The stress melts away thanks to a well functioning chakra wheel. You don't dwell on past trauma because you have learned your lessons and have moved on to greener pastures.
When your Solar Plexus chakra is open, you feel like you are walking your life's true path. Everything feels easy. You attract only the positive in everyday life.
You feel energized every morning and the motivation persists throughout the day. You have a smile on your face every night for the productive day you have enjoyed.
With a balanced Solar Plexus chakra, you are a joy to be around. People flock to you because of your easy-going nature. They love that you always have something positive to say and that you glow with life force.
You accept others for who they are. You will lend an ear to others, but you won't absorb their negativity. You take responsibility for your actions. Others can rely on you. Your social circle is one of love and joy.
What color is the Solar Plexus chakra?
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow like its sunny name implies. It can also be a shiny gold color.
What crystals are good for the Solar Plexus chakra?
The Solar Plexus is associated with the color yellow. Surround yourself with sunny Solar Plexus crystals. Having them within the aura field is the best.
Here is a list of top healing stones good for the Solar Plexus chakra:
Amber is like a crystallized drop of sunshine. Choose the yellow variety of Amber to activate the Solar Plexus Chakra. Connecting it to the sun's energy, let Amber burst through the foggy clouds of your past and refresh your sunny outlook on life.
Calcite in its golden yellow brightness uplifts your emotions. Has life got you down? Choose Yellow Calcite and put an instant smile on your face. This cheery gemstone is all about happiness. Never look back as you swing arm in arm with your new cheerleader crystal.
Citrine is your confidence booster. Created from the sun's heating of Amethyst, this crystal knows it is supreme. Borrow Citrine's sure-fire attitude and infuse your Solar Plexus chakra with the self-assured energy that will get you to the top in this life.
Septarian combines the energies of Yellow Calcite, brown Aragonite, and gray Feldspar. Living in harmony, this mixed stone enhances your connection with others. It nurtures communication and makes it easy for you to express your emotions within your bubble of friends. Use Septarian stone for feelings of joy and spiritual excitement at your Solar Plexus chakra.
in its mustard yellow formation is an earthy companion for your Solar Plexus chakra. Being in the center of it all, this chakra thrives when you balance your spiritual upper chakras with your physical lower chakras. Yellow Jasper strikes the happy medium. Use this stone for steadfast energy to ground your emotions to the earth while pulling your focus to higher vibrations.
Zebradorite, also known as Orthoclase Feldspar, works on bringing you emotional peace. During times of turmoil, use this calming stone to align your Solar Plexus to gentle, healing energy. It is waiting to nurture you back to a balanced state.
How do you open the Solar Plexus chakra with crystals?
You benefit greatly from taking the time to revitalize your Solar Plexus chakra. This is especially true during the colder months and for those deprived of the sun.
Once you have collected your desired Solar Plexus chakra crystals, you'll need to know how to use them.
With crystals in hand you can:
Visualize your Solar Plexus chakra like a ball of yellow light. Imagine the light getting stronger and stronger as the crystals infuse the chakra with strength.
Visualize the sun's rays pulsing with hot energy at your Solar Plexus chakra, strong and steady.
Here are some practical ideas on where to put the crystals:
Lie down and place the crystals above your navel area
Hold Solar Plexus chakra spheres and meditate
Use Solar Plexus chakra massage wands to massage the upper abdomen
Hold gemstone eggs in each hand and visualize the Solar Plexus chakra opening
Place Solar Plexus chakra tumbled stones in your pockets
Surround yourself with Solar Plexus chakra stones and lie in a crystal layout
Grid your space with Solar Plexus chakra stones
Create a Solar Plexus chakra crystal mandala
Drink a Solar Plexus chakra gem elixir
Bathe in water infused with Solar Plexus chakra stones, or have them surrounding your tub
Sunbathe with your crystals over your Solar Plexus chakra
- Infuse citrusy or uplifting essential oils like lemongrass, rosemary, or lavender on your aromatherapy crystals
How can you strengthen your Solar Plexus chakra?
Alongside your healing crystals, there are many other ways to keep your Solar Plexus chakra balanced. Have your gemstones by your side while engaging in healthy exercises like:
Enjoying the sunny outdoors. The Solar Plexus chakra thrives off sunlight, so spending a healthy amount of time in the sun keeps it energized. Engage in activities you enjoy such as a stroll in the park, playing recreational sports, or cruising in your convertible.
Realizing the Power of Now. Since this chakra is associated with everyday life activities, it helps you to be in the moment. Most of us like to dwell on the past or fuss over the future, but when you take a breath and stabilize the moment, these fears subside. We recommend Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now.
Guided meditation groups or online meditation videos bring you into the present. When you're in a bind, don't forget the three deep breathes technique to center yourself any place, any time.
Taking a vacation. Whether its a trip to an exotic land or visiting a new place in your own neighborhood, a break from the routine is great for the Solar Plexus chakra. When you release yourself from the everyday grind, you let go of self-created stress. Traveling reminds you that the world is big and beautiful. It helps to expand the mind and connect us to earth, humanity, and the present moment. When you return to your reality, you may find it easier to handle the life situations that seemed so cumbersome just awhile ago.
Gazing at the color yellow. Make a game of finding all of the yellow colors as you go through your day. Pick out all of the yellow flowers, the yellow cars, the yellow fruits and be reminded of your happy Solar Plexus chakra.
Poses to balance the Solar Plexus chakra. Whether you are practicing yoga, qigong, tai chi, or any other exercise, twisting, stretching, or inverting the upper abdomens is great to get the blood flowing.
- See a Professional. Work on releasing your emotional past with a crystal healer, hypnotherapist, or a clinical psychologist.
What is the mantra for the Solar Plexus chakra?
If you are doing some manifestation work at the Solar Plexus chakra, here are some affirmations to get you started. Chant these mantras to attract your desires:
Life is easy
I love myself
I ooze happiness
I am assertive
I am content with my life
I attract healthy friendships
I accept others the way they are
I am easy going and carefree
Every moment is a joy
I always listen to my gut feeling
I am confident in my identity
Learn How to write your own Mantras.
How should I wear Solar Plexus jewelry?
If you are not actively engaged in a crystal healing session, but you want the benefits of Solar Plexus crystals with you throughout your day, consider wearing yellow gemstone jewelry.
Here are some ideas for wearing Solar Plexus chakra jewelry:
Wear Solar Plexus chakra bracelets and rings (these fall at your third chakra if you are on the computer or have your hands in your lap)
Wear Solar Plexus pendants or long necklaces that fall below your breastbone
Shop the whole Solar Plexus Chakra Jewelry Collection at Satin Crystals.
Sheila's personal experience with Solar Plexus chakra crystals
Having grown up as a shy child, I was always nervous to express myself. I had a good self-esteem established at my Root chakra thanks to my healthy upbringing, but when it came to interacting with others, I was always concerned about what they thought.
With age, wisdom, crystals and experience, I came to realize that everyone has the right to their own opinions. I practiced expressing my opinions knowing that others may not agree, but that that was okay.
Another thing that helped my Solar Plexus chakra flow was when I made the resolution to be decisive. Indecision always gave me anxiety and a big headache. So, I decided that I was going to be a decisive person, and whatever decision I made was the right one for me at the time.
I love to surround myself with happy yellow crystals when I am feeling low and insecure. My favorite is yellow Calcite. This bright stone can't help but make me smile. I also have a favorite necklace beaded with yellow Jade and faceted Citrine, cheerful crystals that automatically lift the energy of my aura.
Lisa's personal experience with Solar Plexus chakra crystals
When it comes to Solar Plexus stones, I am attracted to the clear crystals like yellow Citrine and sunny Lemon Quartz. Being able to gaze inside and through the stone makes me feel extra happy, especially on a sunny day when the light can shine right through.
I have to be honest, I don't recall working on my Solar Plexus Chakra very much. I'm just realizing that it should be the new focus for me. Whereas I have dedicated a lot on my Throat Chakra to be a better communicator, expressing my feelings in the proper way is still a challenge. It is my goal to recognize my feelings more quickly so that anger or frustrations don't transform into toxic words. Surrounding myself with Solar Plexus chakra stones are a constant reminder of this.
Two of my favorite bracelets are comprised of Solar Plexus stones, both made by Sheila. One is a yellow calcite custom piece with wood beads and dangling charms of cats and dragonflies. The other is yellow and brown Bumblebee Moonstone Bracelet with big beads and a pleasing color. I feel so joyous when I wear them. I'll make it my mission to use more Solar Plexus stones this year and be consciously aware of this neglected chakra.
What food is good for the Solar Plexus chakra?
Yellow foods are great for the Solar Plexus chakra. Think turmeric, pineapples, mangos, bananas, lemons, corn, ginger, etc.
The Solar Plexus is associated with the element of fire, so you could also go for healthy foods grilled over an open flame.
What note is the Solar Plexus chakra?
Every chakra vibrates at a specific frequency. The Solar Plexus chakra vibrates at 528 Hertz or the musical note E. Several frequencies resonate with the Solar Plexus chakra, but 528 Hertz is said to vibrate with the energy of the sun. At this vibration, you can align the Solar Plexus chakra to open in a steady clockwise motion.
Use tuning forks, musical instruments, and singing bowls specific to the Solar Plexus chakra's note to balance this area.
Your Chakra Progress
Once you have opened your Solar Plexus chakra, you can move to the Upper chakras.
Here are additional reference guides for your chakra opening journeys:
Solar Plexus Chakra Guides
Chakra Shopping Guides
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