The 3rd Chakra, Solar Plexus is located in the upper abdomen, and can often cause digestive issues. This is the area of our body that regulates our fears, sense of power, and gut feelings. When you are unbalanced in this area the energy gets stuck and does not flowing up your spine.
Our Confidence is in the solar plexus chakra. It is responsible for our self-esteem and how we view ourselves. It gives us the confidence to make decisions and feel self-assured. Intention & Action: The solar plexus chakra gives us the power to transform thoughts into actions.
What does a blocked or out of balanced chakra feel like? We may FEEL unsafe, unsupported, disconnected, lonely, low self-esteem
1. Recognizing Blockages and Key Contributors: Moving up the chakra system, we reach the Solar Plexus Chakra, situated in the upper abdomen. Signs of blockages include a lack of confidence, indecisiveness, and digestive issues. Contributing factors may include criticism, low self-esteem, or a sense of powerlessness.
2. Physical Systems and Body Pain: A blocked Solar Plexus Chakra can manifest as digestive problems, adrenal fatigue, or upper abdominal discomfort. The pancreas, which regulates blood sugar, is closely tied to this energy centre.
3. Spiritual Connection: The Solar Plexus Chakra is the seat of personal power and confidence. When balanced, it allows spiritual energies to flow freely, fostering a sense of self-assurance and a strong connection to one's inner wisdom.
4. Steps to Heal the Blockage:
- Positive affirmations to boost self-confidence, empower, about confidence and personal power
- Setting and achieving small goals to build a sense of accomplishment.
- Identifying and releasing self-limiting beliefs through practices like cognitive-behavioral therapy.
- Take deep breaths into your belly
- Make decisions - that fill you with confidence. What to wear today, changing jobs, quiet a nervous habit, step out of your comfort zone and try something new, decide to reinvest in your personal relationships
- Shake up your routine and day - try a new recipe, take a new way to work, brush your teeth with your other hand. Different exercise move, spontaneous dinner or happy hour with friends, take a day off, be curious and find new things to do.
5. Healing Practices:
- Core-strengthening yoga poses like Boat Pose.
- Meditation on the element of fire, envisioning it purifying and empowering the Solar Plexus.
- Using yellow-hued crystals like citrine, yellow jasper, tiger eye, yellow calcite, pyrite, clear quartz - hold them, wear them, meditate with them, put them on your chakra.
- Scented candles, incense, essential oils - aromatherapy, lemon, ginger, peppermint, sandalwood
- Open the chakra with yoga: warrior, boat pose, sun salutations
- Diet - mix in more yellow produce - corn, bananas, pineapples, yellow bell peppers, apricots
- Look at fire
- Surround yourself with the colour yellow decor, art, clothes, accessories, bath in the sunlight and wear gold
6. Opening of the Chakra: As the Solar Plexus Chakra opens, individuals often experience increased self-esteem, confidence, and a stronger sense of personal power. Decision-making becomes more straightforward, and a greater connection to one's purpose and inner strength emerges.
Further healing practices you can try for the 3rd Solar Plexus Chakra - Anything that clears thoughts or mental processing:
- Reiki - Sandra in Caringbah
- Journalling - about your feelings
- Talking out feelings with trusted friends and family members
- Holistic Counselling - understanding past wounds and building up your coping skills - Natasha from opening minds.
- Having trouble opening this chakra? Consults with MBSoul Kinesiologist - Nicole in Engadine