The solar plexus chakra is focused on your inner power; it is where your confidence and self-esteem manifests. It influences both your personal and professional success.
Silhouette of a person meditating with marked solar plexus chakra area

Sanskrit Name: Manipura

Location: Upper abdomen

Color: Yellow

Element: Fire

Mantra: I do

Gland: Pancreas

Crystals: Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Pyrite (Fool’s Gold)

Sometimes you might feel that there is something not right with your solar plexus chakra and that it might be blocked.

Symptoms associated with a blocked solar plexus chakra:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Weak will
  • Feeling powerless
  • Feeling victimized
  • Feeling helpless
  • An obsessive need to control
  • Lacking clear direction
  • Feeling not good enough
  • Feeling blame about the past
  • Stomach related issues

Did any of these symptoms check? Worry not, below you will find some useful tips and practices to help you out.

9 Ways To Unblock Your Solar Plexus Chakra

  1. Enjoy the energy of sun

The solar plexus chakra is related to the natural element of fire so spending some time outdoors in the sun can be extremely beneficial for balancing your chakra. Plus you get to increase your Vitamin D levels! Go for a walk, relax in sun (make sure to have your UV filters on), admire the sunset.

  1. Break out of stagnation and routine

Do something different! Break boring, predictable patterns. If you are talkative, try staying silent. If you are inactive, get moving. Challenge yourself. Overcoming challenges will help to increase your confidence and motivation.

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  1. Meditate

Try a fire meditation. This meditation is very similar to any other traditional meditation. The only difference is that you will sit in front of a lit candle. To make this meditation even more powerful, you might sit in the middle of a circle of lighted candles.

  • Light up your favorite candle.
  • Sit down with your back straight.
  • Take a few deep breaths and relax.
  • Look at the candle. Rest your gaze on the flame and let it become your only focus.
  • As you go deeper into this meditation, slowly shift your focus to your solar plexus chakra and picture a ball of shinning yellow light inside this area.
  • As the ball starts to expand and get warmer, notice how it is dissolving all blockages of energy within you.
  • Feel the power of fire inside your body.
  • Now close your eyes and visualize yourself achieving your goals.
  • You may chant solar plexus chakra’s seed sound of “ram”.
  • After a couple of minutes, gently open your eyes and smile with gratitude.
  1. Grab your yoga mat

Yoga is always a great idea! It can help to balance all your chakras. For the solar plexus chakra, the best poses are those which build strength and flexibility in your core and muscles around your stomach. Try these yoga poses:

  • Bow pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Plank pose (Kumbhakasana)
  • Crescent pose (Anjaneyasana)
  • Downward-Facing Dog pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  • Revolved Triangle pose (Parivrtta Trikonasana

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            1. Put affirmations to work

            Constant negative thoughts rattling around in your head? Struggling to boost your self-esteem? Try these powerful solar plexus chakra affirmations:

            • I can achieve anything I set my mind to.
            • I radiate with confidence.
            • I have everything I need to succeed.
            • I feel my inner power.
            • My potential is unlimited.
            • I forgive myself for past mistakes, and I learn from them
            • I am enough
            • I love and accept myself.
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                1. Add solar plexus chakra food to your diet

                A healthy and balanced diet is important for the well-being of all your chakras, what you eat really affects them. So one of the easiest ways to balance your solar plexus chakra is to tweak your diet to support that process.

                • Start with yellow foods like: pineapple, corn, yellow peppers, lemons, apricots or bananas.
                • Add the following products to support your digestive system (which is ruled by the solar plexus chakra): oats, spelt, brown rice, rye bread, beans.
                • Spice up your diet (this chakra is ruled by the element of fire, after all!): don’t be shy with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, or cumin.

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                    1. Work with crystals

                    Just like the other chakras, the solar plexus chakra can be balanced with specific crystals. To allow a crystal to work you may keep it always with you either in your pocket or wear it as a bracelet or necklace. You may also use it during meditation (holding it in your hand or placing it over your solar plexus chakra) or keep it next to your bed. Here are the crystals which can help heal and stimulate the solar plexus chakra:

                    • Citrine
                    • Tiger’s Eye
                    • Pyrite
                    • Moonstone
                    • Yellow Topaz
                    • Amber
                    • Yellow Jasper
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                    1. Cleanse your chakra with essential oils

                    These essential oils can help you balance your solar plexus chakra:

                    • Lavender
                    • Sandalwood
                    • Rosemary
                    • Lemon
                    • Chamomile

                    You can either diffuse essential oils or diluted apply on your skin. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to your bath, light some candles and enjoy a well-deserved relaxation. Just don’t forget to leave “Don’t disturb” sign on your bathroom door!

                    1. Go for a Reiki session

                    Treat yourself to a Reiki session. If you haven’t done it yet, I highly recommend! It’s like a massage for your soul. A Reiki practitioner might be able to unblock your solar plexus chakra during only one session. Plus, the whole experience is absolutely fabulous. If you would like to know more about Reiki healing and what to expect during a Reiki session, make sure to check this post out!

                     

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