Updated: Aug 5, 2021
This week's chakra is the Solar Plexus, the third of the seven chakras. Located in the upper abdomen, it is represented by the colour yellow and the element of fire. The Solar Plexus is linked to self-love, self-esteem, confidence, positivity, motivation, self-discipline, and strength.
If the Solar Plexus chakra becomes blocked or unbalanced, you may notice yourself feeling weak or lethargic, suffer from allergies, low self-esteem, liver issues, or digestion issues.
You may find yourself wondering why you attract negative people into your life or people who don't treat you the way you deserve to be treated. They may be friends you have known for years, family members even, or partners. You may have had an uncomfortable experience in life, knocking your confidence. With that lowering your self-esteem and self-love, these qualities are extremely difficult to get back once gone. You may start to notice after this experience the people coming into your life aren't particularly nice; they may say mean things, start asking for you to do things for them as a favour, but then it becomes a constant thing where you feel like you can't say no. They start taking more and more advantage of you, and you feel like you have no choice but to accept it. This is happening because that experience you had (could be years and years ago) has blown that fire out. The fire that should have you warm inside, feeling comfy within yourself, has gone out. Your self-love is non-existent. Sadly these people who you are drawing in can see this and work it to their advantage.
The good thing is a fire can always be re-lit. We need to trigger that spark to start it up again. It will not be an overnight thing; like a fire, you have to gradually and slowly build it up to keep it going. When your self-love and confidence become restored, you will see things start to improve. You may have the courage and confidence to walk away from these people who have belittled you for so long, replacing them with more positive people who compliment you, treat you better, and look out for your best interests, your true soul family. Your self-discipline will become stronger, improving aspects of your life; you may even find yourself changing your career or even starting a career because you now have the confidence, self-love, and self-esteem to believe in yourself. As Robert Morley said, "To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness."
Sending love and light
Tips to help work on your Solar Plexus
Get yourself a journal, pad, or put several sheets of pieces of paper together.
When you wake up, think of one thing that makes you smile about yourself, it could be a small thing like my hair, freckles, and love for others. Then, as the day goes on, write down four more things about yourself that you may have done today that made you feel good, like hold the door open for someone or smiled at someone who looked down. Start with small things and repeat every day, always starting the day with one when you wake; this will make your heart smile a little and start your day positively.
Food for the Solar Plexus:
Any yellow food is good, like bananas, yellow peppers, pineapple, yellow apples, sweetcorn.
Herbs, Nuts, and Spices: cumin, chamomile, turmeric, peppermint, coriander, cayenne. Sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds.
Drinks: Water, chamomile tea, hot water with a slice of lemon
Yoga Pose: Tree Pose:
This pose is all about focus. We are not used to standing on one leg and will automatically start to wobble. However, you will show determination, strength, and focus in achieving this pose. Close your eyes and focus on the solar plexus radiating bright yellow in your body. See how long you can stand like this and try and beat that time each day.
Below is a Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Guided Meditation. This one may not suit you. However, there are many more free solar plexus meditations on youtube you may prefer.
Books: Best reads on self-love
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
The Self Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser
Beautiful You by Rosie Molinary
Crystals for the Solar Plexus:
Citrine, Amber, Tigers Eye, Yellow Jasper, Beryl
*To use in a defuser whilst meditating*
Sandlewood, Ylang Ylang, Lemongrass, Lavender