The solar plexuschakra, is in the upper belly, it acts as the center of personal power. This chakra governs personality, ego, and identity, as well as personal freedom, choice, & authenticity.
The solar plexus also has to do with motivation, willpower, and purpose. Self-confidence & the view of self, connect to this chakra. This chakra also governs the digestive system and its respective organs, & has jurisdiction over both the gut’s emotional brain and stored emotions.
The solar plexus has a masculine energy & is symbolized by the color yellow (gold). Its mantra is, “I can.”(manifestation work connects to this chakra specifically.)
When the energy of the solar plexus is out of alignment, common physiological cues include gastric or digestion issues like stomach pain, heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, ulcers, or a loss of appetite. More serious conditions like diabetes, hypoglycemia, & even eating disorders can link back to this chakra, as well.
On an emotional scale, irresponsibility, an excessive need for control, victim mentality, & feelings of helplessness, insecurity or inauthenticity can be connected to this chakra.
Affirmations for the solar plexus include:
I am enough.
I have purpose.
I know who I am & I live true to myself.
I am confident & authentic.
I am strong, capable, & powerful.
For the solar plexus chakra, try scents like cedar wood, bergamot, rosemary, & chamomile.
Using crystals for the solar plexus helps you connect with your sense of purpose & responsibility for life. Citrine (a yellow quartz), tiger’s eye, & yellow jasper are just some of the crystals used to heal this chakra.
By keeping the solar plexus in balance & flowing freely with energy, we can empower ourselves to live with a strong sense of identity, purpose, confidence, & motivation. Instead of obsessing over maintaining control in our lives and relationships, we can develop the personal power to let things go and live from a greater feeling of freedom. With an aligned solar plexus, we can be our truest, most authentic selves in all we do and in every choice made.