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Ultimate Guide to Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Your solar plexus chakra is your center for personal power. So, it holds all your beliefs around confidence and self-worth. Here we’ll explore everything there is to know about solar plexus chakra healing. Get ready because it’s time to reclaim your power!

What Is The Solar Plexus Chakra

Your energetic body is made up of seven main centers known as chakras, which is a Sanskrit word that means ‘wheel’. Each chakra relates to a specific set of emotions and area of your physical body. 

The solar plexus chakra, or Manipura in Sanskrit, is third energy center in your chakra system and is represented by the color yellow. Each chakra builds on the one below it, starting broad at the bottom and coming into finer focus as you move upward. 

So, the first chakra focuses on your tribe. Next, the second chakra focuses on your one-on-one partnerships. Then your third chakra zooms in even more and focuses on your relationship to self. Every experience you’ve had that affects how you perceive yourself is recorded in your solar plexus chakra. 

illustration of solar plexus chakra within the chakra system
Your chakra system makes up the colors of your aura. Yellow represents the solar plexus chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra Basics

Let’s start with the basics of your third chakra:

  • Sanskrit Name: Manipura

  • Number: 3 of 7

  • Color: Yellow

  • Location: Upper belly

  • Body Parts: Digestive system, gall bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, muscles

  • Themes: Self esteem, personal power, confidence

  • Element: Fire

  • Musical Note: B

  • Planet: Sun, Mars

  • Astrology: Aries, Leo

  • Mantra: Ram

  • Symbol: Yellow, 10 petaled lotus enveloping a downward pointing triangle

  • Haven Shoppe Healing Blend: Power Pose

woman practicing yoga in front of solar plexus chakra symbol
Solar plexus chakra symbol

Is Your Solar Plexus Blocked?

If you’re unsure how to tell if your solar plexus is blocked, then you can start by asking yourself questions: 

  • Do I trust my gut or do I doubt my instincts?
  • Am I able to make decisions easily or do I second guess myself?
  • What are my beliefs around my worthiness?
  • Do I hold myself back because because I feel incapable?
  • Am I assertive or do others take advantage of me?
  • Can I set healthy boundaries? 
  • Do I try to conform in order to be accepted by others?

When your solar plexus chakra is blocked then you’ll feel:

  • nervous
  • anxious
  • confused
  • unsure
  • unworthy
  • angry
  • worried
  • guilty for no reason
  • the need to please others

But, when your solar plexus is balanced you’ll feel:

  • calm
  • decisive
  • confident
  • courageous
  • empowered
  • worthy
  • capable

How to Heal Your Solar Plexus Chakra

The most common sign that you’re in need of solar plexus chakra healing is the feeling of anxiety. So notice the situations you’re in when your anxiety is high. What situation is calling you to be brave? As a reminder of your inner strength, wear something yellow since it holds the vibration of confidence. 

There are many others ways to bring healing to your solar plexus chakra and we’re going to discuss them all.  

Set Healthy Boundaries

For starters, you’re allowed to say no! Also, the fact that you’re reading about solar plexus healing is a sign that you’re ready to recall the power you’ve given away to other people. So its time to bring the scales back into balance in all areas of your life. It’s important to understand that you don’t have to be aggressive in order to set limits. You can set clear boundaries in your own loving way.

Also, have you been compromising your own needs to soothe someone else’s ego? Or perhaps you feel your needs aren’t as important as the everyone else’s. Well, nothing could be further from the truth, my friend! In fact, it’s your sacred responsibility to stand up for yourself. This is crucial to solar plexus healing because you teach others how to treat you by the way you treat yourself. 

Be Assertive

Does fear of dealing with someone else’s reaction keep you from asserting yourself? Because to heal your solar plexus, you’ll need to start honoring your worth by taking the actions that are best for you. You don’t need anyone’s permission when it comes to personal decision making. This isn’t a sign of selfishness, so don’t feel guilty. On the contrary, when something is truly good for you, it will be in everyone’s best interest. 

So look for opportunities to assert yourself, even if it’s something small. As a result, you’ll feel amazingly empowered. 

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

There is no courage without the presence of fear. So taking steps toward the life you want is a sign of bravery! 

Start going out of your way to try new things as a way to heal your solar plexus. It doesn’t matter if you take a huge leap or make a shift so subtle that only you know about it. Just go at your own pace and enjoy the feeling of pride as you push the limits you’ve set for yourself. You’re allowed to change and grow!

Stones and Crystals

Crystals bring balance your solar plexus chakra because they give off gentle energy that remind you of your intentions. Since yellow is the color of the solar plexus, look for yellow stones to help heal this chakra. Carry one in your pocket or place it in your workspace to help relieve stress.  

Here are some of the best stones for the solar plexus chakra:

Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oils

Essential oils are the perfect helpers when you feel anxious because they quickly send signals to your brain.  Power Pose body mist is specifically formulated to balance your solar plexus chakra. So whenever you need a boost of courage,  spritz this and take a deep inhale. Read the intention on the bottle and you’ll feel calmer right away. It also comes in a roll-on.

woman holding bottle of power pose in front of flowers
Power Pose solar plexus chakra spray. Click to learn more.

Not everyone is comfortable blending and safely diluting essential oils on your own. But if you are, here’s a list of the best essential oils  for the solar plexus healing. Make sure you only buy organic and therapeutic grade oils, like these:

Music for Solar Plexus Chakra Healing

Music has a magical way of uplifting your mood. As you know, the solar plexus chakra aligns with the color yellow. Yellow vibrates at the frequency of around 500MHz on the visible spectrum, which corresponds closest to the B note on the musical scale. How cool is that!  

Try these sound therapy techniques to balance your solar plexus chakra: 

Food and Drink

Did you know that stress and anxiety impact your immune system, and that most of the immune system lives in the gut? That’s why the health of your solar plexus chakra has a dramatic impact on your physical health. Everything you do to support your emotional healing in this area will help your physical wellness, and vice versa. 

So, to support your solar plexus be sure to incorporate gut healing foods into your diet. And of course, foods that are yellow in color: 

  • citrus fruits
  • garlic
  • ginger root 
  • apple cider vinegar – if you can’t stand the taste, they come in gummies now!
  • fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha
  • turmeric – can be used as a cooking spice or taken as a supplement
  • probiotic yogurts (plant based is best)
  • solar plexus chakra tea

Affirmations

When you’re working on healing your solar plexus, it’s important to remind yourself daily that you are capable and worthy of making positive changes in your life. So here are some sample affirmations you can try. Use the ones that bring you the most comfort. 

  • I am decisive and strong
  • There’s nothing to worry about
  • I am comfortable in my own skin
  • My timing is perfect
  • Everything’s going to be okay
  • My words and actions are divinely guided
  • I deserve the best in all things

You can also use affirmation card decks. These are among the best:

Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing

Meditation is a great way to tap into your personal power. Try some of these methods: 

  • Sit or lie quietly. Imagine a yellow wheel of light glowing brightly in your upper belly while you listen to your solar plexus music.
  • Listen to a solar plexus chakra healing meditation.
  • Spend a few moments soaking up the sunshine.  

Yoga Poses for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Yoga is a great way to build confidence and calm worry. Your solar plexus aligns with the abdomen area. So anything that strengthens your core is best. Here’s a free Solar Plexus Power Flow by Yoga Journal.

Exercises for solar plexus:

  • Warrior Poses
  • Sit-ups or crunches
  • Weights

Conclusion

This is an exciting time for you, so be proud of yourself for investing in solar plexus chakra healing! As you reclaim your personal power, every area of your life will begin to shift. New opportunities will present themselves. Toxic relationships will fall away and unhealthy patterns will be replaced upgrades. You’ve got some beautiful expansion going on as your solar plexus awakens. Watch out, world!

XO,  Andrea

About The Author

Andrea has been practicing aromatherapy and reiki in Central NY since 2016. She's been featured in publications such as Energy Magazine.
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