The Solar Plexus Chakra is the seat of your personal power, purpose, and ego. When working properly it leaves you with oodles of positive energy, able to perform at your very highest peak and get shit done!
Conversely, when weak or damaged you may feel directionless, unable to make decisions, and procrastination seems easier than facing up to what you actually need to get done.
Eurgh – sounds familiar, right?!
But you have this awesome Solar Plexus Chakra fire within you, waiting to help you crack through that to-do list in life and work! So, why not learn how to harness the power of this action-orientated Chakra to tackle difficult tasks and situations? You in? Let’s go…
…some interesting facts about the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is the third Chakra, its Sanskrit name is Manipura (meaning City of Jewels or lustrous gem) and it resonates with the colour yellow. Unsurprisingly, it is associated with the element of fire and yellow crystals such as Citrine, Tiger’s Eye (great for both Solar Plexus Chakra and Sacral Chakra), and Peridot (this yellow-green stone is healing for the Solar Plexus Chakra and Heart Chakra) are wonderfully supportive of the energy found here.
We know the Chakra System is a complete flow of energy up and down, in and out, so any blockages can have a profound effect on all the Chakras. But, specifically at the Solar Plexus Chakra, weakness means energy can’t flow down, so you might have loads of ideas and dreams, but lack the will and drive to make them happen. Or if over-active, energy can get stuck in your ego – keep you striving to make yourself recognised and important for the sake of your ego, rather than moving the energy up into the more spiritual ‘self-less’ Chakras.
We have had some lovely weather in the UK lately and the sunshine has been super-energising for our Solar Plexus Chakra, but keep an eye out for other flashes of yellow – sunflowers, a pale yellow straw hat, that slice of lemon in your G&T! When you notice it, use it as a reminder to think of your Solar Plexus Chakra – so often, just setting the intention is enough.
When faced with a difficult, boring or frustrating task or situation, we can choose to face it head-on or sweep it aside and ignore it until we are forced to deal with it. A healthy Solar Plexus Chakra will help you feel most comfortable doing the former.
I love this exercise and use it regularly when there is something I am struggling to face or get done. It might help to record yourself on your phone going through each of the steps – then you don’t have to worry about memorising it! The more you do it, the easier it will come to you.
Remember, the Solar Plexus Chakra burns with the force and intensity of the sun – so use this simple meditation to harness its power to get shit done! Let me know how it goes for you.
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