Solar Plexus Chakra Balancing

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“You always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”
Gilda the Good Witch, Wizard of Oz

The solar plexus is your power house, your protecting older brother, your internal fire. It is you, as The Terminator or Wonder Woman. It has no fear. If your solar plexus is over-developed and you display symptoms such as workaholism, anger or obsessive perfectionism, you may want to work on calming higher chakras in EMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION & MINDFUL CLARITY.

If your solar plexus is weak, you may be finding life very hard and overwhelming, be lacking in confidence or a victim to other people’s misgivings. Firstly, ensure that your root chakra is balanced by doing the work in PHYSICAL BODY.

The solar plexus is linked to a dazzling yellow colour, which is very exhilarating. Focus on all hues of yellow from mustard to canary. Pick out sunflowers and daffodils for the kitchen, choose to eat lemons, honeydew melon or bananas. Wear gold jewellery or light candles. Use the colour as a visual cue to focus on this chakra. If your solar plexus is over-developed, try to avoid this colour.

Now is the time to activate your energy body and direct your energy in a masterful way. It is a combination of abhyasa, effort, and vairagya, detachment. We practice with focused determination yet release any attachment to a goal. The will of the third chakra is stronger than the desire of the second chakra. It requires intention which only comes from the consciousness of the upper chakras. Set your intention and allow your energy to flow into it – this is true power; you become both director and creator of your life. These poses help ‘wring out’ the internal organs, helping you detox your body. Do them on an empty stomach, preferably first thing in the morning.

Do yoga poses: Kapalabhati Breath of Fire, Standing Side Stretch, Virabhadrasana Warrior Pose, Viparita Virabhadrasana Reverse Warrior Pose, Trikonasana Triangle Pose, Utthita Parsvakonasana Extended Side Angle Pose, Phalakasana Plank Pose, Vasisthasana Side Plank, Salabhasana Locust Pose and Ardha Matsyendrasana Seated Twist Pose. (Images from Noun Project).

Ardha Matsyendrasana

As you do your yoga poses or as you sit quietly daily, say the following affirmation:
I am powerful. I am confident. I am in control. I am successful. I know where I am going and I don’t let anyone knock me off course.

Use the following essential oils to help you ground and balance your solar plexus:
Rosemary – stimulates blood circulation and eases muscular aches and pains. It is a stimulant helping with mental fatigue.
Neroli – is ideal for skincare as it helps rejuvenate skin cells. It also improves the elasticity of the skin and smooths wrinkles.
Juniperberry – is a very strong diuretic, helping detoxify and cleanse the body. It helps relieve fluid retention and cellulite.
Grapefruit – has an overall balancing quality and useful as an antidepressant; making it ideal in stressful times to ease anxiety . Click here for more details on the healing power of essential oils.

Use the following crystals to help balance your solar plexus if it is UNDER-developed and you need energising:
Sulphur – great for immune system vitality and strength. It transforms your mood and uplifts your outlook.
Yellow Opal – this is very stimulating to the solar plexus, giving you confidence in your thoughts and actions.

Use the following crystals if your solar plexus is OVER-developed and you need to calm this voracious energy to direct it in a masterful and focus way:
Citrine – this rock helps you to control anger and divert this powerful energy into a more focused and abundant approach. It brings a yin balance to powerful solar plexus energy.
Yellow Apatite – clears confusion and frustration, reducing irritability and awakens the inner self.  It expands knowledge and truth and eases sorrow, apathy, and anger. Click here for more details on the healing power of crystals.

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This is a technique which I use just before I have to make a speech, when dealing with a difficult person or if I am generally having a really bad day. It helps protect you with your solar plexus energy which is your power base. You may want to give it a try:

  1. Stand up in a superhero pose: feet apart, shoulders back, head up, arms by your side.
  2. Imagine roots coming out of your feet and penetrating the ground; engage your root chakra.
  3. Take a deep breath in through your nose and pull your upper stomach towards your spine.
  4. Exhale fast through your nose, with a snort. Let your stomach relax. Repeat five times.
    (Do 3 and 4 only if you are on your own, as you may get funny looks!)
  5. Now close your eyes (you can sit down for this bit, keeping your feet on the floor).
  6. Imagine a yellow light glowing in your stomach; getting bigger, coming out of your front.
  7. Allow it to start pouring up and down your body, penetrating every cell. This is your strength.
  8. Now imagine wrapping the yellow light, coming from your front and back, around your body.
  9. Cover yourself head to foot. Keep this on whilst you need the strength; it is your shield.