This is article three in the chakra lessons – solar plexus chakra. We will look at all the issues that can arise when the solar plexus chakra is out of balance. These issues can affect each of the bodies differently; mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

First, let us have a glance:

Colour – Yellow
Key issues – Power, fear, anxiety, introversion
Physical body – Digestion
Mental body – Power
Emotional body – Expansiveness
Spiritual – Growth
Element – Fire
Sanskrit word – Manipura – “City of Jewels.”

Chakra Lessons – Solar Plexus – Intro

Think of this center as the sun in your body. It draws the radiance as a type of Prana (Life Force). It is a gathering point for energy; it must be functional to enable a natural flow of vital life force energy. It is like an energy distribution center, the energy pulled through the Earth from the Root Chakra, and the energy pulled from the sun through the Crown. It all gathers at the Solar Plexus Chakra to be distributed evenly to ensure each center is spinning effectively and efficiently. Any blocks or bogs in energy here can result in some issues in all the Chakras.

When this Chakra is working effectively, we have a powerful sense of self and can set boundaries without hesitation, but remain open-minded and flexible when needed. Open to constructive criticism on personal and professional levels. We have the power to pursue our goals and dreams. We know when to walk away when something isn’t working. We can healthily manage stress, and we have high functioning digestive systems.

Here are some aspects we need to overcome to allow flow and the ability to begin clearing this Chakra. Taking the time to reflect on these areas that you may still struggle with will help the opening of the next Chakra as well, the Heart.

  • Spiritual Ignorance – find your faith and follow it, whatever that looks like for you.
  • Jealousy
  • Deceptive actions
  • Shame
  • Fear
  • Disgust
  • Delusion

Let’s take a look and see what affects the Solar Plexus has in all of the bodies – Physical, Emotional/mental, Spiritual.

Chakra Lessons – Solar Plexus – The Bodies

Chakra Lessons - Solar Plexus - The bodies

Physical Body

For the majority, stress is carried in this center. Any current or past stress that is not being healed can manifest its self into diseases or “dis-ease.” When the body is not at ease, it is in dis-ease, creating real illnesses.

Illnesses associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Digestive disorders or diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Here is an example of some stressful life events that can impact your Solar Plexus if you ignore the emotions.

  • Divorce
  • Personal illness or injury
  • Fired or retired from a job
  • Sex difficulties
  • Gain or loss of a family member
  • Change in responsibilities
  • Change in work conditions
  • Moving
  • Change in sleep habits (parents with a newborn, working night shift, etc.)
  • Holidays

If any of these stressful events have happened in your life, there is a likelihood that a reiki session could help clear out any stagnant energies no longer needed in the center. If unmanageable stress is present in your day to day life, it can affect how insulin and glucagons are produced, so ensuring the center gets cleansed and cleared regularly will assist with avoiding “dis-eases” being created in the body.

Mental/Emotional Body

The emotional body deals with expansiveness. As you begin the process of clearing the Solar Plexus, you will feel very empowered. New doors will begin to start opening. More people will be attracted to you and flock to you. This Chakra helps to create the glow of your aura when you are in a positive flow of energy.

The dark opposite of this Chakra, when the energy flow is negative, blocked, or overactive, is a need to overpower others, contaminate their energy, and arrogance. This energy will allow the ego to rule the mental body. It will compromise the entire chakra system because the flow of power will be damaged. The distribution becomes off, it’s short-circuiting itself and creating havoc on all the bodies, in all the chakras.

Chakra Lessons – Solar Plexus – Symptoms of a blocked or over-active Sacral chakra

When the Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked or overactive, physical symptoms can manifest.

Blocked or deficient in energy symptoms

  • Constant frustration/anger
  • insecure and confused about who we are and what we want
  • Easily manipulated by others
  • Unable to set healthy boundaries
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Jealous of others and their success
  • Fear of conflict
  • Digestion is slow and uncomfortable
  • Prone to drug addiction

Overactive symptoms

  • Domineering, and sometimes abusive (either emotionally, mentally, or physically)
  • Close-minded
  • insensitive of how others may feel
  • self-absorbed
  • Greedy
  • Sort temper
  • Violate boundaries of others
  • Very demanding of self
  • Constant conflicts with others, especially authority figures
  • Prone to ulcers, inflammation in the digestive system, and acid reflux
  • Alcohol and gambling addictions

Chakra Lessons – Solar Plexus – Helpful Tools

Chakra Lessons - Solar Plexus - Helpful tools

If you feel you are blocked/deficient or overactive – or even if you just want to maintain the health of your Solar Plexus Chakra – here are some tools that can assist.

Crystals that can help support the Solar Plexus Chakra.

For activating the Solar Plexus Chakra, You will want to use Topaz or Yellow Tourmaline.
Topaz– realigns energy, helps bring golden healing light to the aura. Aids metabolism, especially in the digestive system.
Yellow Tourmaline – Balances the yin/yang energy (feminine and masculine). Use in cord-cutting rituals to cut away blockages such as stress, intolerance, deep sadness, hopelessness, and grief. It will aid the health and activation of the Chakra.

For calming the Solar Plexus Chakra, you will want to use Emerald or Sapphire. It does not need to be expensive pieces. You can use small rough/raw crystals.
Emerald – This crystal is all about calm. If you are experiencing more of the overactive traits, placing the emerald on the solar plexus (or any chakra really) to help bring peace and calm to the center allowing healing to begin.
Sapphire – It can help bring serenity and calm. It has a quality that will open you to a higher spirituality. In the physical body, it can regulate the endocrine system and is extremely helpful in intensely stressful times.

For balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra, You will want to use Citrine.
Citrine – it resonates with the energy coming from the sun; it can powerfully cleanse and energize the body. It balances our electromagnetic field, freeing it from stagnant and/or negative energies. This allows balance in the Chakra, and because the Solar Plexus is the distribution center, it must be well balanced and healthy.

Essential oils that support the Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Clary Sage
  • Juniper
  • Geranium

Yoga poses to open the Sacral Chakra.
Yoga is beneficial on many levels, mind, body and soul. Still, we’ve been able to find specific poses that open the Solar Plexus Chakra and allows stagnant energies to release and also help to enable the energy to flow up from the lower and down from upper chakras healthily and vibrantly.

  • Cow pose
  • Sitting spinal twist
  • Camel pose

Final Thoughts

Chakra Lessons - Solar Plexus - Final Thoughts

The Solar Plexus Chakra is vital to your body. It associates itself with the digestive system, and it holds all your stress. You need to find a way to make sure you’re giving it a good cleansing regularly to ensure proper function. It’s not just about this Chakra, it’s about all of them functioning in harmony, and it starts with the Solar Plexus. With it being the energy distribution center, if anything isn’t doing its job, it will slowly begin to throw everything else in the system off.

You can use the tools mentioned above. Meditation visualization is also very beneficial – visualize the yellow center spinning and filling with light, distributing and lighting up all the other chakras. You could hire a reiki practitioner; really, the options are endless.

I hope you have found this information helpful and useful. I encourage you to do whatever feels best for you on your self-healing journey. It isn’t always fun, but the rewards are infinite. Just like each of you!

Catch the video of this lesson here

Until next time,
Relevate the day — Anna xoxo