The Solar Plexus, or third chakra is yellow in color; being a color that represents sunshine and the core of light. The chakra provides a source of personal power and relates to self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. When you think of balance, your think core right? Any position that requires physical movement requires abdominal strength! If your abdomen is physically sore or weak it makes the simplest movements difficult to do; like raising your arms, taking a deep breath or sitting down. The same principal applies to the mental and spiritual; if your core principals and morals are not strengthened then it makes the simplest day to day tasks harder to navigate. The celiac plexus or coeliac plexus, is radiating nerve fibers. It is a complex network of nerves (a nerve plexus) located in the abdomen, near where the celiac trunk, superior mesenteric artery, and renal arteries branch from the abdominal aorta... hence the name 'solar-plexus'. It is apart of the sympathetic nervous system; playing an important role in the functioning of the stomach, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands. If any of these systems or organs are malfunctioning then this may be a sign that your solar plexus is blocked.
In some cases there may be solar plexus pain; it's often rooted in emotional fears like worry, anxiety, low self-esteem and self-worth. So, when you feel pain in the solar plexus chakra, it's a physical signal that you need to give yourself some self-love....YES! SELF LOVE IS ALWAYS ESSENTIAL! Worry, excitement, anxiety and fear are rooted in the solar plexus chakra.
To identify when this chakra is blocked you will feel an emotional imbalance. If there's a blockage around the Solar Plexus Chakra, your confidence may feel shaky and in the hands of others. If there is only a small blockage, there may only be an insecurity in one specific area and difficulty making decisions. A larger blockage will cause generalized self-esteem issues. Which brings us back to "the core"; your core requires strength of mind, body and spirit... CONFIDENCE IN WHO YOU ARE for all 3 categories is essential to obtaining balance.
To unlock your Solar Plexus try these grounding techniques:
Meditation... for a brief meditation just keep reading, I got you covered!
Go outdoors — The solar plexus chakra is highly influenced by the element of fire. Going outside on sunny days can help open and restore balance to your third chakra. Taking a walk, or simply sunbathing can allow your solar plexus energy to flow.
Massage the Solar Plexus: With your right hand, gently place your index, middle and ring finger on the hollow at the top of your stomach between your ribs. Create some pressure and make small clockwise circles. This will release any tension stored in your solar plexus - relaxing a complex network of nerves located in the abdomen.
Surrounding yourself by the color yellow, will subconsciously keep you mindful of remaining balanced.
Use your crystals... a few grounding stones for this chakra are the Yellow Calcite, Golden Mookaite, Tiger's Eye, Pyrite, Citrine, Golden Quartz and Rutilated Quartz.
Here is a quick mindful meditation to open your solar plexus chakra: -close your eyes in confidence - set your intentions on being grounded in your values and beliefs -envision your values and morals: what are they and how are you living in them? - now that you have mentally grounded yourself, take a deep breath (inhale self-confidence 1,2,3... exhale self-doubt 1,2,3)
Once your intentions are set, your emotions are focused and you are filled with a radiating beautiful ball of energy.... read the affirmation below until each word resonates with you. Grounding yourself in manifestation:
I give myself permission to be my authentic self
I make my own decisions boldly
I use my inner strength to be a light of positivity
I accept myself unconditionally
I am gentle with my thoughts
I forgive myself for past mistakes and I grow from them
I am motivated to pursue my true purpose
I am of royalty and mentally wear my crown proudly
YES, AFFIRM YOUR VIBE AND BALANCE YOUR CHAKRA!!!
In following these steps, you are awakening the Queen or King within! There is power in balancing emotions, reactions and thoughts that help us to navigate through life. Feel free to contact me for further clarification or to receive personalized chakra balancing tools. Comment below with your feedback!
Peace and Love Always, Aiz'sha HannaFounder & CEO, Yoni And Beyond LLC.