What follows is a basic overview of the Solar Plexus Chakra. The written summaries, exercise recommendations, and recommended Yoga asanas are based on my personal understanding of the chakras; my experience working with them for both personal healing and client work; and the widely accepted beliefs about the modern chakra system.
The essential oil, herbal, and crystal recommendations are suggestions only, and do not represent an exhaustive list. These recommendations were chosen because they represent a close energetic match to their particular chakras; always defer to your intuition when working energetically. Only work with herbs and essential oils if it is within your scope of practice, and if it is advised by your primary healthcare professional.
A Healthy Solar Plexus Chakra
When your Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced, life is invigorating, you are full of hope, and you look forward to a bright future. You are strong in both mind and body, have clear personal and professional boundaries, and have a strong sense of personal power and autonomy. You are confident, disciplined, and reliable. You have high self-esteem, but are also modest and humble. You instil confidence in others, and people feel good in your presence. You are also connected to your intuition – your “gut instinct” – and are able to trust in the energy that you perceive.
Solar Plexus Chakra Correspondences
Location: Solar Plexus, between the bottom of the rib cage and the navel
Health: Digestion, organ health
Essential Oils and Herbs: Allspice, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Orange, Mandarin, Ginger, Lemongrass, Helichrysum, Melissa, Ylang Ylang
Crystals: Yellow stones, Yellow Jasper, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz
Physical Exercise: The focus here is on feeling strong and powerful, so any any activity that builds muscular strength and power will help to create a strong Solar Plexus Chakra. Ideal exercises include Weight Training, Boxing, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, HIIT, and Bootcamp-style Training. Ideal asanas will focus on twisting, exercises that build strength and flexibility in the abdominal area (including the obliques and back).
Yoga Asanas: Warrior I, High Lunge, Warrior III, Plank, Twisting Poses, Half Moon Pose
When it comes to Chakra Therapy, I often see people focusing on what they are missing, or how they are “deficient” in a particular chakra. Let’s focus on the positive!
In what ways do you know that your Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced? Journal at least 5 things in your life – from circumstances to personal attributes – that are evidence of a healthy Solar Plexus Chakra.
P.S. Are you a Yoga/Fitness Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Bodyworker or Wellness Enthusiast who’d like to learn how to work with the chakras – professionally? You may be interested in my Chakra Therapy Certification course!
This post was originally published on May 6, 2019.