Emily’s 6 Tips to Help Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra


the solar plexus chakra, known in Sanskrit as Manipura is located just above the navel, in the upper abdomen/stomach area. It is the third chakra or seven and is primarily associated with self-esteem, confidence, willpower, self-image, power, energy and responsibility. When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your solar plexus chakra is open and allowing energy to flow. If this chakra is out of balance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues.

Remember, the seven chakras direct energy flow throughout the body, therefore a blockage or an unbalanced chakra will limit energy flow and may cause both physical and mental illness or disturbances. The solar plexus chakra is one of the most commonly blocked chakras, therefore it is important to heal it and restore the balance to free any blockages within the body.

When Your Solar Plexus Chakra is in Balance:

When you have a balanced Solar Plexus chakra you have control over your thoughts and emotional responses, you are confident, able to meet challenges, have a feeling of self-acceptance and inner harmony. You are responsible, have respect for nature and for the emotions of people around you, and you know how to set healthy boundaries for yourself.

When Your Solar Plexus is Out of Balance: Your chakra can be out of balance in two ways, either an excess of energy (over-active) or an energy deficiency (under-active).

Over-Active Solar Plexus Chakra: When you have an over-active Solar Plexus Chakra you can be overly controlling, dominating, manipulative and stubborn. You may even be aggressive and power hungry. Other symptoms include overeating, overindulgence, fatigue or excessive laziness.

Under Active Solar Plexus

When your Solar Plexus Chakra is under-active you can have low energy, feel sluggish and be physically and emotionally cold. You can have poor self-esteem, poor self-discipline, lack in confidence, feel insecure, anxious and fearful, and be unable to focus or organise.

Other signs can be a low body weight, poor appetite, suffer from stomach ulcers, indigestion, diabetes, eating disorders or other digestive system related diseases or discomforts.

Physical Dysfunctions of an out of balance Solar Plexus: Arthritis, digestive disorders, ulcers, colon and intestinal problems, anorexia or bulimia, pancreatitis, diabetes, gallstone, allergies, problems with the stomach and liver

How To Heal Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Healing your chakras may take some practice, but don’t worry, you’ll get there. Most people have built up a blockage over many years, so chakra balancing will take time.

Here are my 6 Tips to Help Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra.

No. 1 Get Outdoors

The solar plexus chakra is associated with the sun and fire, so getting yourself outside can help immensely. Going outside for walk, doing outdoor sports, outdoor yoga or even meditating outdoors on a sunny days will help you open your solar plexus chakra and make the most of your healing practice. If you need any excuse, doing a little sunbathing in the summer can also help. These activities also offer you grounding benefits, helping to support your root chakra too.

No. 2 Use Your Noggin’ Use that beautiful head of yours and take up a class or two, read informative books and try doing some mind puzzles.

No. 3 Colour Therapy

The Solar Plexus chakra’s colour is yellow, so think yellow food and drink, yellow clothing, yellow gemstones and oils, like lemon oil. The sunshine is also healing to the Solar Plexus so get outside and enjoy some rays.

Chow down on chakra healing yellow food, like bananas, lemons, yellow peppers, papayas, pineapple, corn and sunflower seeds, plus spices ginger,turmeric, chamomile, mint, and cumin.

No. 4 Meditation

Meditation can really help with opening your Solar Plexus chakra. A nice simple exercise to do is to simply envision the colour yellow. Maybe you want to think about something that is yellow, like a big yellow sunflower to help you focus, and then envision this over your solar plexus chakra.

Bringing a focus to this area and using the power of your breath and sending your intentions of healing to this spot can bring about the world of good.

No. 5 Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be a lovely and very helpful remedy for Solar Plexus chakra healing. Try using essential oils like Juniper, lavender, bergamot, rosemary, chamomile, mint, ginger and citrusy oils like orange and grapefruit They can be used while meditating, during yoga or diffused around the room. I like to add a drop of lavender to my pillow at night to help me sleep, and I use citrus, mint and rosemary interchangeable to wake me up in the morning, either splashing them in the shower or diffusing them around the room.

No. 6 Yoga

Regular yoga practice is ideal for chakra balancing. Postures that focus on core strength are perfect for Solar Plexus healing, so think plank, warrior 1,2 and 3, boat pose and strengthening sun salutations.

Challenging poses and pushing yourself that little bit further can also be really helpful in balancing your Solar Plexus, so next time you’re struggling in plank or wobbling on warrior 2, just keep going, breathe and challenge yourself! You’re doing yourself the world of good.

Catch up on my previous blogs on Root and Sacral Chakra, and keep an eye our for my upcoming blogs on the next 4 Chakras! The 7 Chakras include: The Root Chakra The Sacral Chakra The Solar Plexus Chakra The Heart Chakra The Throat Chakra The Third Eye Chakra The Crown Chakra

Love Emily


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*I should note, I am not a medical doctor, dietitian, nor certified nutritionist and I do not hold a degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition.The content from this blog is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases, but instead is intended to provide information and knowledge from my own personal experience and what I believe. It is not a substitute for real medical advice.My studies in nutrition have given me a lot of fantastic information, however I make no claims to any specialised medical training, nor do I dispense medical advice or prescriptions