Today I made the decision that it was time to move on to balancing my solar plexus chakra. I was so worried about beginning my journey with the sacral plexus because previously, I have struggled in that area of my life. But recently, I have been feeling like the actually part I should focus on lies within the solar plexus. So, what a perfect time to start.
These words will be my mantra for the next week. I have had issues with anxiety in the past, especially throughout college. I had/have issues with panic attacks, and morning anxiety. But through meditation, yoga, and balance, I have stopped it from overtaking my life. My life recently had a huge shift when I started working full time. Since then, I have seen my anxiety bubbling up again, and I have felt like I don’t have the strength to contain it. In the mornings, it makes me sick to my stomach, which is never fun. I had a moment the other day, and I just couldn’t contain it anymore, and broke down in tears. Jason recommended that I use meditation and balance to settle it down again. Instead of letting this spiral out of control, I am going to dive back in, and really focus my energies on being confident and having faith that everything will work out with way it is supposed to. I think it is really rooted in confidence, and life balance. I think shifting my focus onto myself, and on my solar plexus will have a significant impact on my life in its current state.
“The Solar Plexus Chakra is located just above the naval and below the rib cage. It is our energy center and it radiates vital life energy (prana) through-out our entire body. It is where our Will Power comes from; our ability to achieve, self-esteem, raw emotions, and self-discipline are all governed by the Manipura. It is where we can have a mental understanding of our emotional self.” -Source
“The third chakra is the center of your self-esteem. Every time you judge or criticize yourself, you deplete this chakra and weaken your willpower. Self love, self acceptance, and acknowledgement of your own worth are the building blocks of the third chakra. A woman with an open and balanced Manipura Chakra values herself and her work, is confident in her ability to do something well, loves and accepts herself, is willing to express herself in a powerful way, knows that she has the freedom to choose to be herself and direct her own life.” -Source
“When this Chakra is in balance you will be in complete control over your emotions and thoughts. Your ego mind, or small mind will have no unwanted influence over your actions.You will know without a doubt, and accept your place in the Universe, have self-love and, in turn, have a great appreciation for all the people in your life and the uniqueness that they bring to world. When in tune, your Solar-plexus will radiate warmth and joy through-out your entire being, and to others who come into contact with you.
Over-active Solar-plexus Chakra
If your chakra is over-active you may be judgemental or critical – and you will easily find fault in others. You may be demanding and have extreme emotional problems, being very rigid or stubborn (it’s either your way or no way). Often anger, or aggressiveness result from an over-active chakra. You may always be planning to do things, but never doing, and your work or interests become a priority over things you have to do (a workaholic). You may also be a perfectionist and can’t settle on something that is already good enough, it always has to be better.
Under-active Solar-plexus Chakra
If this chakra is under active it can cause severe emotional problems. You may have a lot of doubt and mistrust towards the people in your life, and worry too much about what other people might think about you. You may also run on “auto pilot” avoiding your feelings of depression or anxiety; you may feel afraid or alone when you start to look at what you have been avoiding. You also may feel that you are not good enough and be seeking a constant approval of others, this can lead to a need, or dependency on the people in your life.
Physical Symptoms of a Solar-plexus imbalance: Poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, arthritis, pacreas, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, intestinal tumors, colon disease.
Its funny, because when I first got into chakra healing, I realized that I had an over-active solar plexus chakra, and I had to work on bringing it back in. Now, I have a slightly under-active solar plexus chakra, and I have to work on letting it spin again.
As always, I will include blog posts about the different ways I will go about stimulating this chakra. But today, I will be wearing a bright yellow top to help my mind start thinking YELLOW!
“I passionately live my purpose and move forward with unwavering courage.”