SOLAR PLEXUS - Striking Self-Confidence
Located: Above the Navel
Yoga Poses: Boat pose & Mountain pose
The original name of our Solar Plexus chakra is Manipura, meaning “Lustrous Gem.” This chakra is our third chakra. Located above the belly button, our Solar Plexus chakra is connected to our self-esteem, energy and will power. As the hub of expression and the way you display your energy, the Solar Plexus gives us a deep perception of our inner self and helps bring our intentions to fruition by encouraging action to movement. This chakra in specific drives you to achieve all of your life goals and feel empowered to help others do the same.
When we start to feel powerless, we can feel it in our Solar Plexus. When our Solar Plexus is out of balance, we start to experience aggressiveness, controlling tendencies, neediness, insecurity, and overall negativity. Some physical signs of Solar Plexus ailments are ulcers, constipation, problems with pancreas, liver and colon.
To bring balance back into our Solar Plexus, we must do things to make us feel confident, energetic, and empowered. Holistic ways to balance your Solar Plexus chakra include incorporating essential oils into our daily routine, like our Solar Plexus Chakra Aromatherapy blend, which consists of natural Cedarwood, Sweet Marjoram and Lemon Essential oils. Using crystals in our meditative state or wearing them on our physical body will also help balance your chakras. Tigers eye, Pyrite, Calcite, and Yellow Jasper are very powerful tools for our Solar Plexus chakra as well.