The solar plexus is the third chakra and its name in Sanskirt is Manipura which means lustrous gem. Your solar plexus is located in the abdomen above your belly button up to the breastbone. The element of this plexus is fire with the color yellow, it is our source of personal power, which governs self-esteem, warrior energy, our transformations, and the ram as it's symbol. This chakra governs our digestion and controls our metabolism. With a balanced solar plexus, we feel self-confident have a strong sense of purpose, and self-motivated. An imbalanced solar plexus we feel imbalanced, suffer from low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions, and may have issues with anger and control.
Key Characteristics of your solar plexus Chakra
the ability to surrender your personal will to divine will
Signs of Balance
the ability to overcome fear
master your thoughts
make conscious choices
grow your confidence and vitality
follow your true path
create the life you want
allows you to seize your personal power
develop your authentic self
take responsibility for your life
A balanced ego
Solar plexus chakra is underactive
Lack of Confidence
Lack of Purpose
Imbalanced or blocked solar plexus
a dominating personality
feelings of helplessness.
Dreams that lack associated plans
Unresolved guilt about the past
Feeling like you need to control everything and everyone around you
Difficulty seeing the “big picture” in life
Lack of purpose or direction
Low Self-Esteem or Arrogant, Egotistical Behavior
Feeling Abandoned or Rejected or Feeling the World Revolves Around You
Difficulty Understanding or Controlling Emotions
Rebellious or Too Eager to Please
Nervous or Stressed Out
Addictive Behaviors Including Eating Disorders
Signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra
Desire for control
Anger and Aggression
Ways To Balance Your Sacral Chakra
Try new things
Spend time in the sun
Yoga for Solar Plexus Chakra
Meditation for Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar Plexus affirmations
Aromatherapy for Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar Plexus crystals
Essential oils to balance Solar plexus
Cedarwood — Promotes willpower and ambition
Grapefruit — brings feelings of optimism and spontaneity
Sweet Marjoram — Promotes courage, confidence, and personal integrity
Black Pepper — Helps strengthen your personal power
Ginger Root — Encourages personal drive, motivation, and initiative
Keep in mind there is limited research supporting the health benefits of essential oils, however, there are studies supporting the benefits of essential oils aiding in lessening stress and anxiety. Many people do claim and enjoy the benefits of using essential oils to balance their chakras. You can enjoy these benefits by experimenting yourself but keep in mind the safety precaution in using essential oils. Today we will focus on sacral Chakra essential oils in a series we will call oils for Chakras.
Essential oils Safety First
Do a patch test before using any essential oil and even before that consult with your doctor to make sure it won't interfere with any medication. You can do a patch test by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil first and testing it on a small area of your body.
Consider those in your environment as well before diluting and using oils, as children and pets cannot tolerate certain oils or certain levels of oil exposure. Research is always useful before using any oils.
Crystals to Balance your Solar Plexus
Yellow Tiger’s Eye: aids in the flow of energy and in the dissolution of energetic blocks.
Amber: confidence and mental clarity. Use this stone if you’re struggling to make a decision.
Citrine: for self-esteem and brings positive energy to the entire body.
Yellow Tourmaline: “detox” stone on a list of solar plexus crystals. It’s all about getting rid of negativity (both in views of yourself and the past).
Solar Plexus Affirmations
Though our business focuses on cleaning, we all know the challenges that we can face when we are not mentally in the right place. I focus a lot on the mental health aspect as it impacts our mood and desire to do anything, which sometimes is cleaning our space. Cleaning our home, office, etc gives us a sense of control over our environment and can make us feel better. But, sometimes we need to get there and not sure how to, in our chakra series we will focus on different perspectives or ways of looking at what is going on with "us" mentally. Once we can pinpoint "our" problems we can find a solution. I hope these series are helpful and would love your feedback in the comments. A comment will also let you enter to win our weekly essential oil. Also, you can enter feedback on any blog post which will give you more opportunities to win.