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Reiki Chakra Series - Get to Know your 13 chakras SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Updated: Dec 6, 2023


Solar Plexus Chakra - Serene Valley Holistic Therapies
When Someone's Solar Plexus Chakra is Overactive

THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA



๐’๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ค๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž: Manipura

๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ: Yellow

๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Abdomen, between the navel and the lower chest at the diaphragm

๐‚๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ: Citrine, Tigerโ€™s Eye, Yellow Calcite, Yellow Topaz

๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ: Cardamon, Lemon, Juniper, Cedarwood

๐˜๐จ๐ ๐š๐š๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐š: Cat, Plank, King Pigeon, Downward Facing Dog, Boat


An overactive Solar Plexus Chakra can lead to detrimental effects on both emotional and physical levels. Excessive confidence may morph into arrogance, alienating others. An intense desire for power might result in manipulative behaviour, harming relationships.


Anxiety and stress can escalate due to an inability to relax or surrender control. Digestive issues and discomfort may arise as the energy center becomes imbalanced. It's crucial to recognise these signs, as an overactive chakra can disrupt emotional harmony and overall well-being. Balancing practices like meditation and grounding exercises are essential to restore equilibrium and foster a healthier connection to personal power.


NURTURING THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA


The Solar Plexus Chakra, symbolised as the radiant sun within us, serves as the junction of our emotions and nutritional harmony within the intricate web of our digestive system. This vibrant centre intricately weaves emotional communication, enabling us to absorb the nectar of positivity and elation from life's offerings.


Nurturing the Solar Plexus Chakra is tantamount to nurturing our self-esteem, confidence, and inner potency. This hub of personal power forms our perceptions of self and others. Its equilibrium is the compass steering us away from self-critique, diffidence, or power-driven ambitions.

An imbalance in this chakra can cast shadows on our identity, resulting in turmoil that ripples through our mental, physical, and spiritual dimensions. As this energy hub falters, feelings of insignificance can creep in, distorting our sense of self-worth and purpose.


Harmonising the Solar Plexus Chakra beckons us to embrace our unique essence. Through introspection and self-love, we can mend its brilliance. Nourishing foods, mindful practices, and cultivating positivity contribute to its revival, allowing the golden sun within to blaze brightly once more. As we tend to this core, its radiant energy can infuse our lives, fostering empowerment, confidence, and an unwavering embrace of our true selves.



REIKI & ENERGY THERAPY FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS


Reiki and energy therapy offer powerful methods to harmonise and balance the solar plexus chakra. Through these practices, one can tap into the universal life force energy to clear blockages and restore the vitality of the solar plexus chakra.


Reiki involves the gentle laying of hands on or near the body, allowing the channelling of healing energy into the chakra system. This promotes a sense of inner strength, courage, and self-assuredness. Energy therapy, in addition to Reiki includes techniques like meditation and crystal healing. This complements Reiki by focusing on the solar plexus chakra's specific needs. Citrine and yellow calcite crystals, for instance, can amplify the chakra's energy.


Balancing the solar plexus chakra through these therapies can lead to increased self-confidence, improved decision-making, and a greater sense of personal empowerment. By aligning this energy centre, individuals can cultivate a positive self-image and a renewed zest for life.


Nestled just above the navel and below the ribcage, the Solar Plexus Chakra shines as a radiant sun in our subtle body, pulsating with vibrant energy. This vital energy centre not only governs our emotional landscape but also interconnects with our physical well-being, intricately linked to the digestive system.

Guided by the principles of Reiki energy and holistic counselling, the Solar Plexus Chakra becomes a focal point for harmonisation. The gentle touch of Reiki therapy infuses this chakra with revitalising energy, dissolving blockages and restoring balance. Holistic counselling, on the other hand, provides a nurturing space to explore and mend the deeper subconscious emotional aspects linked to this chakra.


This chakra's energy is a beacon of self-esteem, confidence, and personal empowerment, radiating a warm, golden yellow hue. Aligned and vibrant, it enables us to absorb positivity and joy, akin to the sun nurturing life on Earth. Yet, imbalances can cast shadows on this luminous energy.


Through Reiki energy and holistic counselling therapies, the Solar Plexus Chakra's brilliance is cultivated. Digestive ailments and emotional upheavals find solace as blockages disintegrate, fostering a symbiotic dance between emotions and nutrition.

We will delve deeper into other nurturing practices like meditation, mindful practices, positive affirmations and crystals to synergise with Reiki's touch and holistic counsellingโ€™s insight, harmonising this chakra's energy centre. Thus, it becomes a reservoir of empowered self-assurance, where emotions and holistic well-being converge in radiant harmony.





CRYSTALS & GEMSTONES


Weโ€™ve discussed my second favourite modality after Reiki, the wonderful use of crystals in our previous blogs for balancing and aligning the Earth Star chakra here, the Root chakra here and the Sacral chakra here.


Now we talk about the significant role crystals and gemstones play in balancing and energising the Solar Plexus Chakra. Each stone carries its unique energy, enhancing qualities linked to self-esteem, personal power, and emotional equilibrium.


Citrine:

A radiant golden crystal, is renowned for its ability to boost confidence and encourage a sense of empowerment. It acts as a warm ray of sunlight, infusing the Solar Plexus Chakra with positivity. To use Citrine, hold it in your hand during meditation, visualising its vibrant energy infusing your chakra. You can also carry it in your pocket or wear it as jewellery to maintain its influence throughout the day.



Tigerโ€™s Eye:

With its rich bands of iridescent yellows, golds and blacks, fosters a strong connection to one's inner strength and courage. This stone encourages a balanced approach to emotions and decisions. Tiger's Eye has a remarkable ability to foster a balanced approach to emotions and decisions. Its energy encourages you to navigate your feelings with equanimity, tempering emotional highs and lows. This inner equilibrium lends clarity to your thoughts, enhancing your capacity to make decisions that align with your true self.



Yellow Calcite:

One of my favourites in my crystal healing practice, this crystal acts as a beacon of positivity, helping to release stagnant energy that may have accumulated around the Solar Plexus Chakra due to stress, self-doubt, or emotional turmoil. As Yellow Calcite's energy envelops the chakra, it gently dissolves any blockages, allowing the energy to flow freely and restoring a sense of balance. One of Yellow Calcite's remarkable attributes lies in its capacity to foster self-confidence. Its soothing energy brings a calming reassurance, like a warm embrace that encourages you to believe in your abilities and strengths. This newfound self-assurance has a ripple effect, touching other areas of your life and interactions.


Yellow Topaz:

With each repetition, the energy of Yellow Topaz amplifies your intentions, aligning your thoughts and emotions with the Solar Plexus Chakra's essence. As you integrate its energy into your practice, you'll find your self-assurance growing, your intentions becoming clearer, and your personal power expanding. Through its warm and luminous presence, it empowers you to step into your authentic self and navigate life's path with clarity, confidence, and a heightened sense of purpose.


Whether you choose Citrine, Tigerโ€™s Eye, Yellow Calcite, or Yellow Topaz, remember to cleanse and charge these crystals regularly to ensure their effectiveness. By integrating these stones into your meditation practice or daily routine, you can amplify the harmonising energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra, nurturing your self-esteem and emotional well-being.


When faced with challenges regarding the solar plexus chakra, you may consider seeking professional guidance with Serene Valley Holistic Therapies. As both a Crystal and Reiki Master therapist, I offer valuable support through personalised sessions. Together, I will help you explore the potential of these crystals combined with the Reiki energies to enhance your solar plexus chakras balance and energy flow. Combining focused intention, crystal resonance, and Reiki's gentle touch, I facilitate a holistic approach to nurturing a harmonious and empowered throat chakra, complementing the journey toward improved communication.


If you are interested in a distance Crystal Healing session, click on the link below.



MEDITATION


Find a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. Sit or lie down in a relaxed position, and gently close your eyes.

Take a few deep breaths, inhaling deeply through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Allow yourself to settle into a peaceful rhythm.

As you continue to breathe, focus your attention on the area just above your navel, where the Solar Plexus Chakra is located.


Visualise a warm, golden light glowing in this area, radiating confidence, power, and vitality.

With each inhale, imagine this golden light expanding and growing brighter, filling your entire Solar Plexus region.

As you hold this visualisation, repeat the following affirmation silently or aloud:


"I am confident, empowered, and in control of my life."


Now, envision a gentle whirlpool of energy at your Solar Plexus, spinning clockwise. Feel its vibrant energy clearing away any blockages or imbalances. Sense its motion becoming smoother and more harmonious with each breath.


As the energy spins, imagine a sense of inner strength and self-assurance blossoming within you. Feel any doubts or insecurities being replaced by a profound sense of purpose and vitality.

Breathe deeply and feel the connection between your Solar Plexus Chakra and your breath. Imagine each inhalation infusing the chakra with revitalizing energy, and each exhalation releasing any remaining tension or negativity.


Stay with this meditation for several minutes, immersing yourself in the warm, golden light and the spinning energy of your Solar Plexus Chakra. Trust in your body's ability to find balance and alignment.

When you're ready to conclude the meditation, take a few deep breaths and gradually bring your awareness back to the present moment. Gently wiggle your fingers and toes, and when you're comfortable, open your eyes.


As you continue your day, carry the sense of confidence, empowerment, and balance that you've cultivated through this meditation, knowing that your Solar Plexus Chakra is aligned and harmonised.


To accompany this easy meditation, you may like to listen to one of our meditation tracks on our YouTube channel. We offer a 10 minute video or a 20 minute video.
























ASK ARCHANGEL URIEL




In moments of seeking equilibrium within my soul's complex spectrum, I humbly invoke the presence of Archangel Uriel. With profound reverence, I request the Divine healing powers and protective light of Archangel Uriel to converge upon the canvas of my existence, harmonising my Solar Plexus Chakra.


โ€œDivine Archangel Uriel, with a heart open and pure,

I humbly seek your healing light,

To mend my Solar Plexus, shining bright.

Infuse your wisdom, strength, and grace,

Balance this chakra's sacred space.

Restore my power, confidence, and will, with your guidance,

I find the way uphill.

Thank you, Uriel, for your loving embrace,

Healing my Solar Plexus with divine grace.

In harmony and alignment, may I thrive, blessed by your energy, I feel alive.โ€

Offer your heartfelt gratitude for the presence of Archangel Uriel, and for the profound balance and harmony he bestows upon your Solar Plexus Chakra. With utmost respect and gratitude, affirm your connection with the Divine, encapsulating this transformative moment in a perfect blend of intentions and reverence.


ESSENTIAL OILS


Essential oils have the power to resonate with our chakras, supporting balance and harmony in various aspects of our being. When it comes to the Solar Plexus Chakra, certain essential oils can be particularly beneficial in promoting self-esteem, confidence, and a sense of personal power.


Cardamom:

Known for its warm and spicy aroma, cardamom essential oil carries an uplifting energy. It stimulates the mind and enhances clarity, making it a valuable ally in fostering self-confidence. Its invigorating scent can help dispel any mental fatigue or self-doubt, encouraging you to step into your personal power with renewed vigour.


Lemon:

Lemon essential oil boasts a bright and refreshing aroma that mirrors its vibrant yellow colour. This oil is excellent for revitalising the Solar Plexus Chakra, infusing it with positivity and enthusiasm. Lemon oil's fresh scent promotes mental clarity and optimism, helping to dispel negativity and self-criticism.


Juniper:

With its grounding and cleansing properties, juniper essential oil provides a stabilising influence on the Solar Plexus Chakra. Its woody and earthy scent promotes inner strength and resilience, helping you overcome challenges while boosting your self-esteem. Juniper oil's energy aligns well with the chakra's attributes of empowerment and balance.


Cedarwood:

This essential oil exudes a rich and grounding aroma that fosters a strong connection to inner wisdom. It encourages a sense of stability and self-assuredness, making it a valuable tool for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra. Cedarwood's energy helps you tap into your personal power while maintaining a calm and centred state of mind.


To incorporate these essential oils into your practice, consider diffusing them during meditation or adding a few drops to a carrier oil for a soothing massage on your Solar Plexus Chakra area. You can also blend these oils to create a harmonious synergy that resonates with the chakra's energy.

By engaging with these essential oils, you can harness their unique qualities to support the balance and alignment of your Solar Plexus Chakra, fostering self-confidence, empowerment, and emotional well-being.



YOGA FOR THE SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA


Yoga asanas, or poses, can be a wonderful way to enhance the energy flow and balance of the Solar Plexus Chakra. These poses can help cultivate a sense of personal power, confidence, and emotional equilibrium. Here's how you can incorporate specific yoga poses into your practice to harmonize the Solar Plexus Chakra:


Cat-Cow (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana):

Begin on your hands and knees in a tabletop position. As you inhale, arch your back and lift your tailbone, allowing your belly to drop towards the floor (Cow pose). As you exhale, round your spine, tuck your chin to your chest, and draw your navel in (Cat pose). This fluid movement stimulates the Solar Plexus Chakra, promoting emotional balance and flexibility.


Plank Pose (Phalakasana):

From a push-up position, engage your core and keep your body in a straight line. This pose activates your abdominal muscles and strengthens your core, enhancing your sense of personal power and confidence.


King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana):

Begin in a low lunge position. Slide one knee forward and extend the opposite leg straight back. As you inhale, reach your arms overhead. This deep stretch opens the front of the body, stimulating the Solar Plexus Chakra and encouraging emotional release.


Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana):

Start in a tabletop position and lift your hips up and back, forming an inverted "V" shape. This pose energizes the whole body, allowing energy to flow from the crown of the head to the Solar Plexus Chakra. It also encourages emotional clarity and a sense of balance.


Boat Pose (Navasana):

Sit on the floor, balance on your sitting bones, and lift your legs off the ground. Extend your arms forward or alongside your legs. This pose engages your core, strengthening your abdominal muscles and enhancing your personal power.


While practicing these poses, focus your attention on your Solar Plexus Chakra. Imagine a warm, golden light radiating from this area, infusing each movement with confidence and vitality. Combine your yoga practice with deep breathing and positive affirmations related to self-assurance and empowerment for a holistic chakra-balancing experience.

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MINDFUL PRACTICES


Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra involves holistic approaches that extend beyond Reiki, meditation and yoga. Here are four ideas I recommend for mindful practices to further harmonise this chakra:


Positive Self-Talk and Affirmations:

Affirmations are powerful tools to reshape your thought patterns and beliefs, ultimately influencing your emotions and behaviours. When focusing on the Solar Plexus Chakra, affirmations and using positive self-talk play a vital role in enhancing self-confidence, personal power, and emotional equilibrium. Here's an expanded view of affirmations for this chakra:

"I am confident in my abilities and choices." This affirmation reinforces your innate capabilities and affirms your capacity to make empowered decisions. By repeating this affirmation, you solidify your self-confidence and encourage a positive self-image.

"I radiate personal power and strength.": Remind yourself that you possess an internal reservoir of strength that can guide you through challenges. This affirmation reinforces your ability to overcome obstacles with courage and determination.


Journaling and Self-Reflection:

Dedicate time to journal your thoughts, emotions, and achievements. Reflect on your successes and acknowledge instances when you demonstrated courage. This practice fosters self-awareness and encourages a positive self-image.


In your journal, alongside your reflections, dedicate a section to gratitude. Acknowledge moments when you've embraced your personal power, exhibited self-confidence, or demonstrated courage. Reflect on achievements, no matter how small, that have contributed to your growth. By recognising these instances, you're honouring your journey and celebrating the essence of the Solar Plexus Chakra.


Gratitude is so important and has a transformative impact on this chakra's energy. When you acknowledge your achievements and blessings, you create a ripple effect that enhances your self-esteem and overall well-being. As you journal about these experiences, you're actively inviting more positive energy into your life.


Visualisation and Guided Imagery:

Utilise guided visualisation techniques to picture a strong, radiant sun within your Solar Plexus Chakra. Imagine this energy expanding with each breath, filling you with self-assurance and vitality. Through the practice of visualisation and guided imagery, you're actively engaging with the Solar Plexus Chakra's energy, igniting your inner sun and allowing it to radiate throughout your being. This practice not only enhances your self-esteem but also nurtures your emotional well-being, fostering a deep connection with your personal power and vitality.


Self-Care and Boundaries:

Self-care and setting boundaries are essential aspects of nurturing the Solar Plexus Chakra's energy. By prioritising your well-being and establishing healthy limits, you create a foundation of self-respect and personal empowerment. Here are two examples that illustrate the significance of these practices:


Saying "No" with Confidence:

Imagine a situation where you're overwhelmed with commitments and tasks that exceed your capacity. In the past, you might have hesitated to decline additional responsibilities due to fear of disappointing others or appearing incapable. However, practicing self-care and setting boundaries involves recognising your limitations and asserting yourself when necessary. In this scenario, you choose to say "no" with confidence and grace. By doing so, you honour your own well-being, prevent burnout, and demonstrate to yourself and others that you value your time and energy.


Prioritising Personal Time:

Consider a week filled with work obligations, social engagements, and family commitments. In the past, you might have neglected your own needs, assuming that taking time for yourself is selfish. However, embracing self-care involves acknowledging the importance of recharging your own energy. In this instance, you carve out dedicated personal time. Whether it's enjoying a book, taking a nature walk, booking a Reiki or crystal therapy session, you honour the need to rejuvenate. By prioritising your well-being, you prevent emotional exhaustion and cultivate a stronger sense of personal power, knowing that you have the authority to create a balanced life.


In both examples, self-care and boundaries empower you to honour your needs and maintain emotional equilibrium. By practicing these mindful acts, you foster a deeper connection with the Solar Plexus Chakra's energy of self-assurance and empowerment. This not only benefits your overall well-being but also enhances your interactions with others, as you communicate your needs and limits confidently and authentically.



Empowering the Solar Plexus Chakra: Essential oils like lemon and cardamom uplift, while yoga poses like Plank and King Pigeon engage personal power. Affirmations like "I am strong" boost confidence. Journaling fosters self-awareness and gratitude. Visualisation envisions a radiant sun within, radiating self-assurance. Set boundaries for self-care, balancing emotions. Embrace these mindful techniques to cultivate a resilient sense of self, harness personal power, and achieve emotional equilibrium.


Love & Light,



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