SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra Basics
Updated: Mar 25, 2022
The Solar Plexus chakra is the third chakra in the energetic body. It is represented as the color yellow, like the sun or lemon meringue pie. The Solar Plexus chakra is located above your belly button, just below your ribcage.
As the main source of personal strength and power, the Solar Plexus chakra is key to feeling motivated and responsible in our actions. When this chakra is healthy and activated, we feel empowered to go after dreams and have the self-discipline to make those dreams a reality. This chakra also represents the digestive system. With this, we can imagine the Solar Plexus as an energy center- giving us the "fuel" we need to be responsible for ourselves in a positive and energetic way. When we feel healthy and comfortable in our Solar Plexus chakra, we no longer feel the need to find validation from others or struggle with our self-worth
There are many reasons why our Solar Plexus Chakra may be blocked but are not limited to:
- Traumatic Events (Trauma events that affect our self worth or leave us feeling unable to care for ourselves are especially prominent here)
- Low self-esteem
-Feelings of extreme anger
- Low self-worth
-Mental Disorders (Particularly anxiety and depression as these heavily impact the digestive system- Energy Healing can only be used as a way to treat symptoms, not a cure for mental or other disorders)
- Valuing/trusting the opinion of other's more than we trust our own
- Codependent relationships and tendencies
So how do we feel when the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced and how can we get there?
When the Solar Plexus chakra is balanced we feel optimistic about the future and have full trust in OURSELVES that we are able to make our dreams a reality. When this chakra is activated we become more action-orientated about our happiness and are able to push through obstacles with more ease because we know we can handle it! When this chakra is balanced we have a healthy sense of pride and joy about ourselves and are ready to take on the day- whatever it brings!
Spend Time in the Sun! Like all the chakras, spending time outside and connecting to the earth is very helpful when activating the Solar Plexus chakra. Using the sun to fuel up your Solar (solar means sun!) Plexus chakra can help increase feelings of confidence, optimism, and joy. So slather on some SPF and drink up that beautiful sunshine! (Personally, I love finding a guided meditation or putting on 528Hz or 364Hz while meditating in the sun and feeling myself get recharged from the inside out!)
Excercise! All chakras benefit from movement, however, getting in a workout that really gets the blood pumping is a GREAT way to fire up your Solar Plexus chakra. Abdominal exercises are especially helpful in activating this chakra because they bring more energy into this sensitive area. Any movement that you feel CONFIDENT while doing is perfect for Solar Plexus work. (PS dancing like no one is watching feels amazing for activating all the lower chakras and will build your confidence in moving your body!)
Affirmations! Sometimes when our self-esteem or self-worth is running low, doing things that are good for us or going that extra mile for ourselves seems nearly impossible. When I was beginning my own spiritual journey, I struggled so heavily with Solar Plexus blockages and I found affirmations extremely helpful. There are many free affirmation videos on YouTube. I highly recommend listening to affirmations while you sleep to help reprogram your brain into more positive and empowered thinking. Affirmations alone are usually not going to activate your Solar Plexus chakra, however, this is a great starting place or addition to your overall healing and still very worth looking into. Below is one of my personal favorite YouTube channels that offer affirmations of all kinds, give them a look if you're interested!
Seeking a Professional: I am a HUGE supporter of getting help when our mental or physical health is causing us to live a smaller or unsatisfying life. It is of the utmost importance that we take our bodies and minds by staying up to date with our trusted medical, dental, mental health care, etc. professionals before consulting with holistic healing methods or professionals. However, if you feel like you would also benefit from the care and support of a holistic healer, I suggest:
- Reiki Healing, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Sound Therapy, Reflexology, Light Therapy, Art Therapy. There are many different types of healing modalities so I encourage you to try different forms until you find what is most comforting and effective for you!
The color YELLOW: When thinking of the Solar Plexus chakra, thinking of a great yellow sun growing from below your ribcage can be a super empowering experience. The color yellow represents joy, cheeriness, power, and boldness. Try envisioning your most powerful form (whatever that means to you) and picture the sun bright and bold, supporting you in whatever your next endeavor is. Know that this feeling resides inside of you and can be called upon whenever you need a little boost. Sending love x
**Maybe you do something completely different than these suggestions for becoming passionate and working with the Solar Plexus Chakra. That is COMPLETELY okay. The goal for all healing is that it assists YOU in becoming the person you know yourself to be. That happens by listening to yourself and your body. **
Good luck in healing your Solar Plexus
Chakra, remember to be gentle with yourself always.
Sending love and light,
Watch my Solar Plexus Healing Tarot video here!