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Activate the Fire in your Solar Plexus Chakra

Written by: My Chakra Life - Jul 19th, 2019

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…

 

But first…

…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.

 

What happens when Solar Plexus energy is ‘out of whack’?

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.

 

Look out for yellow details

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.

 

Solar Plexus Chakra Quote

 

The Solar Plexus Chakra Exercise

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.

  • If you are used to meditating, get into your usual comfortable position in your usual spot and close your eyes. If you’re not used to it, check out this blog on meditating and come back to this – go on, we’ll wait for you!
  • Take some deep calm breaths to anchor yourself and imagine a small, gentle, golden yellow flame in front of your Solar Plexus Chakra (the soft area below your breastbone).
  • Sit with this image for a few moments. You are totally comfortable; the flame is not hot and will not hurt you.
  • Remember to breathe!
  • As you relax imagine the flame getting bigger with each out-breath, as if your breath is fanning it.
  • You are totally safe and comfortable.
  • As the beautiful, captivating flame gets bigger, imagine a confident feeling of positive excitement in your tummy.
  • As the flame grows to cover your whole body, it takes this wonderful tingly feeling all over your body – down into your legs, feet and toes. And into your arms and fingers. Feel them tingle with the energy.
  • Ask the flame to burn away any resistance to the confident feeling and feel the wonderful positive energy flow all through you.
  • When you feel comfortable, bring the situation or task you would like to deal with into your mind. Notice how it makes you feel. If you get negative thoughts or emotions, acknowledge them, and ask the flame to burn them away and replace them with the tingly confident feeling.
  • Visualise yourself ‘handling’ the task or situation, through the yellow filter of the flame. Feel excited and confident. See the positive outcome you desire taking shape and finally reach the resolution you want. See and feel how happy you are that you faced it and dealt with it.
  • Once you have played the situation in your mind – as many times for as long as you want to (and feels comfortable) – imagine the flame getting smaller and smaller until it is back to the small, manageable, beautiful flame hovering in front of your Solar Plexus Chakra once more.
  • Come back into the room and know you are a total badass!

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.

 


What next?

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*Disclaimer: The meaning of ‘anxiety-free’ will be different to each person I work with. I further explore what anxiety-free means to me in this blog. Each client commits to attending the number of sessions and to completing the work required in each programme. Living your own anxiety-free life will be a long-term pursuit and will require continued commitment after the programme is finished.