On our 3rd focus week of the Chakra series which, if you have spent more than a week on one particular chakra that is totally ok, we are now at the sun of our soul, the solar plexus. Let’s see how this chakra impacts our lives and what it looks like in and out of balance.
What does the solar plexus do?
The solar plexus is most representing of the ego in the human soul and body. The situation of the chakra is below the rib cage but Still above the navel. The solar plexus chakra is in the energy element of fire. You can already see hints of fury and misalignment that takes place in the human soul when ego takes over through fear based action.
The color of this chakra is yellow and it is like the other chakras, a spinning wheel in a clockwise direction when balanced. When out of balance….
FIRE 🔥 Out of balance is fury or martyrdom
When the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, one may feel like everyone else is right and they are wrong, about things you are typically confident about. Your personal ego and sense of self is dependent on others energies rather than your own. Often, when the solar plexus chakra is out of balance, we will feel insecure, unsure of ourselves, and look to others for approval. We are easily manipulated and our judgement of the world is not represented by a confident soul but a terrified ego. A true mess but it does happen to us all in one form or another…
When the solar plexus is balanced
When your solar plexus is balanced, you have definitive ideas opinions and strong will. You know exactly what you want to do, when you want to do it, and you’re very sure of what direction your life is going. Your thought processes are open to ideas and opinions from balanced people, but still confident in ones own judgment. The opinion and guidance given by others is not skew or change your personal decisions easily when this chakra is in balance.
Physically, you feel connected in your gut. The fire is felt under your rib cage but above your belly button. to the rib cage above the bellybutton. That very fire (energy) that is felt in your gut says, “I know who I am”. You’re not afraid to stand alone when nobody else is standing beside you you don’t even think of the word fear. You breathe life into others who are feeling insecure through your compassionate yet confident energy. You are hope to them and when your solar plexus is out of balance you are hope to yourself, and your hope is a spiritual gift because you are connected with source energy.
Exercises for the solar chakra- 7 day balance
Day 1: sit, breathe, meditate. If you can’t sit still then go for a walk. Begin by focusing on the area under the rib cage to check in with yourself. Journal freely about what you find.
Day 2: Yoga focusing on the rib cage, abdomen, and the fire element. Search amazon prime or you tube for fire element yoga classes.
Day 3: yoga again! Breaking through the ego is tough so repeat a hard, fire element class and get out of your own way.
Day 4: yoga again! Make it hard! Challenge yourself by how long you can do the yoga or how hard the poses or Fire is burning.
Day 5: go for a walk or meditate- then- make a vision board! Cut out pictures of whatever your drawn to and post them on a poster board.
Day 6: sit with a cup of chamomile or green tea (depending on the time of day) and view your vision board. Just stare at it in silence so nothing but it’s presence influences you.
Day 7: yin yoga, sit still, journal to yourself, your wants, desires, who you are. Seal this practice with smudging with palo santo, the holy wood.
Love and let go – you are not your mind and you are not your ego.
Book recommendation for this chakra is “A NEW EARTH”.