The Solar Plexus chakra is located at the curve of the rib cage in the center of the belly. It is the central hub for courage, motivation, and manifestation. This chakra guides your inner (gut) instincts. Solar plexus takes on the element of fire and is associated with the color yellow. The symbol is a ten petaled lotus flower with an inverted triangle in the center. The ten petals represent the ten pranas inside of us, the triangle in the center represents the other chakras below and the energy of those moving toward the others upward.
How do you know if you are blocked or out of balance in the solar plexus?
-Excessive gas and bloating
-Lack of willpower
How can you heal the solar plexus chakra?
Many people have a large build up in solar plexus so it may take some time to get it balanced. Because solar plexus is associated with the sun and element of fire getting outside more will help. Implementing some self empowering mantras can bring new positive energy to solar plexus. Mantras like “I am motivated to pursue my purpose.”, “I am capable.”, “I rise in my own power.” Meditation in an uplifting atmosphere outdoors is very healing to the solar plexus. You can use the seed mantra RAM (pronounced rrum) and visualize the color yellow in your meditation practice. Yoga poses that concentrate on the core and engage cleansing breaths open the flow of energy in solar plexus. Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana (Forearm Plank) is powerful for the core. Send your deep cleansing breath to the core and engage the muscles to awaken solar plexus. Navasana (Boat Pose) will stir up personal power and transformation from within. Kapalabhati (Breathe of Fire) will rest your mind and send energy to solar plexus. *Not a good pose while menstruating as it stimulates blood flow within the body. Crystals in shades of yellow and brown are good for solar plexus. Their energy will help fuel your inner powers and awaken confident energies. Tiger’s eye is the stone of confidence and can help with anxious and nervous energy. Citrine is the stone of manifestation with a high vibration to aide in calling your highest self. Sunstone is the stone of vitality with vibrant energy that will awaken life from within to boost energy. You will want to gravitate toward spicy essential oils like lemongrass, peppermint, or marjoram.
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