Solar Plexus Guide

Are you wanting to learn more about the sunny solar plexus? Well, you’re in the right spot! The solar plexus chakra is located a few inches above your naval. The name manipura translates into “lustrous gem” or “shining gem.” An affirmation we can associate with the solar plexus is, ““I know why I am here.” This chakra is all about your personality and how you relate to other people. It is also known as the personal power chakra and is the source of your self-worth. So, it is about allowing your identity to shine brightly to reflect who you truly are.

When the solar plexus chakra is balanced we feel confident, have willpower, feel self-assured, and have warmth in our personality. For example, you will easily be able to find the courage to do things that scare you and speak up for yourself. You will have self-mastery and the ability to control your thoughts and emotions. A balanced solar plexus chakra allows us to feel independent and radiate our unique personality out into the world.

Imbalances of the Solar Plexus Chakra

When the solar plexus chakra is blocked or overactive, issues usually manifest related to the ego. Please seek medical attention for any physical or mental health concerns above all other advice. Still, here are some of the symptoms you might have listed below:

  • Issues related to self-worth and self-esteem, either having too much or too little
  • Feeling insecure
  • Poor digestion, bloating, or cramping
  • Feeling powerless, helpless, or lost
  • Seeking constant approval from other people
  • Memory problems
  • Struggling to set boundaries with others
  • Extreme body temperatures
  • Feeling the need to control everything and other people
  • Lack of direction or purpose in life
  • Having a victim mentality
  • Procrastinating

How to Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus is connected to the element of fire. Therefore, spending time out in the sun or even by a bonfire is a great way to heal this chakra. You might even try writing down anything that angers you and burn the list. Spending time on yourself is vital when it comes to balancing your solar plexus. So, try to set aside a few moments every day as a sign of respect and love for yourself.

the sun helps with solar plexus issues
Take care of your skin, but enjoy the sun!

It is important to practice self-love. Do something just for you instead of other people every now and then. For instance, reading a book you really enjoy outside in the sun for a few minutes is a great way to heal the solar plexus. Practicing mindfulness is extremely important as well. Be assertive!

What Foods Balance and Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra? What About Essential Oils?

The color yellow is linked to the solar plexus, so think of foods that are yellow like pineapples, yellow peppers, corn, mango, bananas, sunflower seeds, and lemons. Complex carbohydrates like cereal, rice, and flax seed are also considered beneficial. Chamomile tea also helps! Also, spices that are meant to help balance the solar plexus are coriander, turmeric, and fennel.

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Essential oils that help balance the solar plexus are lemon, patchouli, coriander, lemongrass, spearmint, mandarin, and chamomile. So, maybe consider using these oils in a bath or a diffuser while you practice some self-care like taking a bath or listening to music.

What Meditation or Exercises Can I Do to Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra? 

Staying present and mindful is extremely important when it comes to balancing the solar plexus. Also, meditation is vital as well. So, try to set aside a few minutes each day to try this easy meditation. Visualize a swirling ball of bright yellow light glowing at your solar plexus. Concentrate on it getting bigger and brighter. Imagine it dissolving any negative thoughts or feelings about yourself you might have. Feel the area become warmer and more relaxed as you envision this.

Yoga is a great way to increase mindfulness and heal the solar plexus. The child’s pose, bow pose, and breath of fire pose in yoga are considered to be very helpful in unblocking the solar plexus chakra. Any activity out in the sun is extremely beneficial. So, get out that yoga mat and go out in the sun! As always, use YouTube to master any yoga poses you are not familiar with.

Which Gems and Clothes Can Help?

As mentioned previously, yellow is the color of the solar plexus. So, anything that is bright yellow will make you more aware and connect you to this chakra. For instance, wearing a bright yellow happy shirt on a sunny day is a fantastic way to heal the solar plexus! As far as gems, citrine, yellow tourmaline, tiger’s eye, topaz, amber, and yellow calcite are great for the solar plexus. Simply wearing these or even keeping them near you will help harmonize your energy.

Can Music Help?

The chant connected to the solar plexus is RAM pronounced like rrrrraaaaaahm. There are several wonderful Solfeggio frequencies to work with to open the solar plexus. Some worth considering is 320 Hz and 364 Hz. But, an especially powerful one is 528 Hz, which is known as the miracle tone or love frequency. Youtube has multiple videos in this range, so experiment and find one that works best for you!

What Affirmations Help Balance the Solar Plexus?

Any affirmations that start with “I can” or “I am” are beneficial in healing the solar plexus chakra. Try to repeat a few of these often:

  • “I am strong, capable, and worthy.”
  • “I can stand up for myself.”
  • “The only thing I need to control is how I respond to circumstances.”
  • “I am motivated to pursue my life’s purpose.”
  • “I feel better about myself every day.”
  • “Courage comes easily to me.”
  • “I accept only healthy, supportive relationships.”
  • “I am ambitious and confident.”
  • “All of my achievements make me feel proud.”
  • “I am free to choose in any situation.”
  • “I can do anything.”
  • “It is easy for me to feel powerful and I accept that power.”
  • “I deserve kindness, love, and respect.”

What Else Can I Do to Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra?

Take a look at the largest sources of resistance in your life. Think about where you spend your energy and issues that keep coming up in your life. Cut ties with any negative or critical people if necessary. Ultimately, it is up to you what you allow in your life. So, get rid of the old to allow new, positive energy to flow into your life.

Remember, the solar plexus is all about your personal power. Therefore, take note of where you give away your power. Playing the victim instead of taking responsibility and saying “no” is very common in those with a blocked solar plexus. Step up and reclaim your power! You are powerful and capable. It might take courage and practice in the start, but eventually you will find your life has much more balance as a result.

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