About solar plexus chakra
- The color that represents the Solar plexus chakra
- The element that represents the Solar plexus chakra
- What is a blocked or an imbalanced chakra?
Signs of blocked chakras:
- Root chakra:
- Sacral chakra:
- Heart chakra:
- Throat chakra:
- Third eye chakra:
- Crown chakra:
Signs of Imbalanced or blocked Solar plexus chakra:
- Some other signs of blocked solar plexus chakra:
- Signs of balanced solar plexus chakra
How to unblock or open the solar plexus?
- Be yourself
- Bask in the sun:
- Bringing more yellow into your life:
- Solar plexus chakra meditation:
- Practicing solar plexus chakra affirmations:
- 51 Solar plexus chakra affirmations:
How do Yogies survive in the extreme cold of the Himalayas without shoes and warm clothes when we can barely step out of our homes without layers?
They practice the ancient meditation technique of "Tummo" to raise their body temperature despite the cold environment around them. This technique requires strong solar plexus because it invokes the inner fire element that is stored in our 3rd chakra of 7 sacral chakras.
This is known as ‘The Manipura chakra’ or ‘The solar plexus Chakra’. This chakra is important if we want to live a balanced life. Let us dive deep into what is Solar plexus chakra and how we can use it to make our life balanced.
Want to learn more about the chakra system? Start with this article on the heart chakra:
The solar plexus chakra is the center of confidence, willpower, and positive energy. It controls creativity and how we express ourselves in the outer world. It deals with active energy which motivates us to do something, to act on things, to complete commitments, to execute our plans, to turn our dreams into reality, and more. This is why is it also the energy center of our body and helps us stabilize our relationships, set boundaries with people, gain personal power, self esteem, and not let anything affect our mental stability.
The solar plexus is the third chakra in the chakra system and is located slightly above our navel. So, it's also called the 'Navel chakra’. Every chakra in the 7 sacral chakras is represented by a color and an element.
Those with strong third chakra radiate confidence, attract energy, have great emotional health, believe in creating their own happiness, and live their life purpose every day. They have a positive self image, make their own decisions, feel confident, speak positive statements, and face challenges calmly.
The color yellow represents the solar plexus chakra. Yellow depicts happiness, positivity, and hope. It is a color of light and fire and brings excitement to life.
A simple way to experience this is to keep yellow flowers next to your bed or in your home where more happiness and positivity are needed. See how it affects your mood. It can be especially helpful to keep these flowers by your bed if you often get up on the wrong side of the bed.
The element associated with this chakra is fire. The fire within ourselves with which we can do wonders! Wonders like staying in sub-zero temperatures with minimum clothes (like those yogis!). Fire is not only restricted to increasing the body temperature but is also associated with ambition, the hunger of doing things, dreaming big, and taking actions in order to complete them.
The biggest source of fire or energy is the sun. Just like the earth, the Manipura chakra takes energy from the sun to activate itself.
Just like blood flows through the blood vessels in our physical body, energy flows through chakras in our spiritual body. If the chakra is blocked or imbalanced, the energy flow is hampered and it doesn't reach all points of the body.
This causes changes in the release of enzymes, hormones, and chemicals in the body. Thus, we experience ailments- both physical and emotional based on the chakra that is blocked.
If your root chakra is blocked, you will experience stiffness in your legs, feet, rectum, tailbone, and immune system. Issues with male reproductive parts, prostate gland, arthritis, etc.
Do you want to heal your root chakra and avoid all these problems? Read our blog on Root chakra healing affirmations.
If your sacral chakra is blocked, you will experience sexual and reproductive health issues, urinary problems, kidney dysfunctions, hip, pelvic, and lower back pain, and constant fear of betrayal.
If your heart chakra is blocked, you will experience asthma, upper back, and shoulder issues, arm and wrist pain, suffocation, jealousy, and bitterness in relationships, fear of being alone.
If your throat chakra is blocked, you will experience thyroid issues, sore throats, ear infections, neck and shoulder pain, fear of being out of control, and issues expressing yourself.
If your third eye chakra is blocked, you will experience constant headaches, blurred vision and eye strain, sinus, moodiness, and stubbornness.
If your crown chakra is blocked, you will experience rigid thoughts, constant fear of alienation disillusionment, and restlessness.
As this chakra is located right above the stomach area, it controls the abdominal organs and tissues. Thus people with blocked solar plexus chakra face problems related to digestion and the abdomen. It can further cause issues like acidity, constipation, irregular bowel movements, indigestion, and loose motion.
Apart from these, solar plexus chakra blockage can also affect your mood. You’ll often be sad. Small things like spilling coffee will start affecting you and frustrate you easily. Your life will likely lack excitement and spontaneity. Things that excited you before will start looking bland. Even big successes and achievements will not give you happiness and joy.
Further, people with imbalanced solar plexus chakra have low self-confidence. They don't have faith, self-respect, and self-belief. They are afraid of doing new things and exploring their interests. They won’t be able to start any new venture. Anxiety will hit them when any new challenge comes up.
Those with unbalanced solar plexus chakra lack decision-making ability and always depend on others to make their decisions. They feel insecure about themselves and have low self-esteem. They are in search of validation from others. They don't realize their self-worth.
- Increased anger and jealousy
- Wanting to control everything
- Demotivation and lack of purpose
- Lack of execution
- Low willpower
- High self-esteem
- High self-confidence
- A life full of excitement and energy
- Taking control of our own life
- Energy to accomplish incredible things
After understanding the problems caused by blocked solar plexus, here are some interesting ways to unblock it.
Be completely honest with yourself. Sit in a quiet place and contemplate. Think about who you really are, and what you want in life. You may not understand everything at first, which is completely fine. It will take time. Start acting and make life choices according to the goals you want to achieve. Be more authentic and truer to yourself. Finding yourself is truly the most important way to have a balanced solar plexus chakra.
To learn how to be more authentic, watch
Sun, being the ultimate source of fire and energy can help you unblock your solar plexus chakra (or your third chakra). After waking up, bask in the sun for some time. Spread your hands and keep your palms in an upward direction.
Close your eyes and imagine you are absorbing energy from the sun. Visualize the energy entering your body, reaching the solar plexus chakra, and ultimately healing it. Doing this early morning has the added benefit of receiving Vitamin D.
Sitting cross-legged in facing the sun and practicing solar plexus chakra affirmations (listed below) can also help in balancing other chakras just the solar plexus.
Another easy and effective way to absorb maximum energy from the sun is ‘Surya Namaskar’. Besides healing your solar plexus chakra, Surya Namaskar has copious other health benefits such as strengthening muscles and joints, improving digestion, helping combat insomnia, and more.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do Surya Namaskar -
As the yellow color is associated with this chakra, being around yellow will help balance the chakra. Wear yellow clothes more often. Include yellow-colored foods into your diet such as bananas, lemons, mangoes, etc. You can also use yellow crystals while meditating.
Surrounding yourself with yellow will transmit energy from the color to your solar plexus chakra. This is likely to balance your solar plexus chakra in the simplest way.
It can also help to create a small, safe space for yourself to practice your solar plexus chakra affirmations and paint it yellow or decorate it with yellow items.
Meditation is known to have immense powers that can work wonders. It can help you manage stress, make you feel calm, and brings positive change in your attitude.
There are specific sounds representing each chakra and particular mantras to heal them. The mantra which is used to heal the solar plexus chakra is ‘Ram’. The use of this mantra while meditating will accelerate the process of solar plexus chakra healing.
Alternatively, you can also meditate on the solar plexus chakra affirmations listed below to bring energy and excitement to certain areas of your life. Chakra affirmations and meditation can also help in chakra balance and improve overall wellbeing.
For solar plexus chakra healing, watch this do-along meditation video.
The solar plexus chakra affirmations will help in activating the solar plexus chakra. These positive affirmations create a mindset that helps you be in harmony with your goals. Solar plexus chakra affirmations boost the process of healing the solar plexus chakra. Practicing them while doing meditation will reduce the time required for healing.
Reciting these positive affirmations in the morning will set your mood for the day. Similarly, practicing affirmations at night will prepare you for the next day. You can also practice these solar plexus chakra affirmations using mala beads to repeat the ones that resonate with you the most.
- I’m confident, I’m all that I do
- I can achieve anything that I desire
- I stand up for myself and believe in myself.
- I accept responsibility for all my decisions
- I act with courage and strength.
- I am in touch with my inner fire
- I love and accept myself fully
- I’m open to healing and activating my personal power center
- I give myself permission to be fully myself
- I love and accept myself unconditionally.
- I release the need to control
- I’m comfortable with my power
- I forgive myself for past mistakes
- I’m motivated to pursue my true purpose
- I’m worthy of the life that I want
- Everything I need, I have within me
- My power stems from within
- I matter
- The decisions that I make matter
- I allow myself to be in full power
- I release the need to please others
- I’m worthy of the best life possible
- It is safe to meet my own needs
- I approve of the decisions I make
- It is safe to shine my light
- I am my number one priority
- I take care of myself often
- I’m in control of how I direct my energy
- I set healthy boundaries in my life
- I release all unneeded expectations
- My needs are important
- I have the freedom to choose whatever I want to experience
- I know how to meet my own needs
- This is my life, no one has to get it
- I release all expectations I have for myself
- I allow others to experience whatever they choose.
- I don’t have the need to control everything
- I accept others as they are
- I let go of any worries in my life
- I trust myself
- I trust the process of life
- There are no wrong decisions
- I release the need to hesitate
- I’m very healthy and energetic
- I’m safely connected to my body and this earth
- I feel safe and protected in this world
- I have a right to be in this world
- I have a purpose in life
- I am open to all opportunities in life
- I’m committed to fulfilling life’s purpose
- I’m supported by mother earth
Practicing these solar plexus affirmations daily, and following the steps mentioned above will help you balance your solar plexus chakra. Don't underestimate the power of positive affirmations on your physical and mental health.
Practicing these will resume the energy flow, and you'll be more energetic day by day, regaining personal power, self esteem, getting the excitement back in your life, and begin cherishing small things in life.
Be happy, be ecstatic.