Feeling unmotivated and burnt out? You might need to heal your Solar Plexus. Read this blog for the best ways to practice Solar Plexus Chakra healing!
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In this blog, we are sharing our best healing tips for the Solar Plexus chakra. But first, what is the Solar Plexus, and how do you know when your Solar Plexus Chakra needs healing?
Overview Of The Solar Plexus Chakra
- Color: Yellow
- Location: Center of the abdomen/space halfway between the belly button and the gut
- Controls: Courage, discipline, independence, individuality, ambition + digestion, abs, gut health.
- Note: E + E#
The Solar Plexus, or Manipura, is our third chakra. It controls our confidence, ego, and ability to take action. This is where we take our sense of self that we cultivated in the sacral chakra and confidently own our personality, strengths, and weaknesses, and have the courage to grow.
A healthy solar plexus chakra makes us courageous, disciplined, and motivated to achieve clear goals. We push our limits, try new things, and have a healthy sense of independence. We can also process our emotions and allow ourselves to rest, knowing when enough is enough.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is said to be the gateway to our emotions, the place of processing. While the sacral chakra is where we cultivate feelings, the Manipura chakra is what filters what is expressed and how it is digested.
This chakra is also highly connected to the gut and digestive system. When we overextend ourselves, our gut health regresses as an emotional symptom of an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra.
A balanced Manipura means we are confident in ourselves and our capabilities without thinking we are superior to others. When overactive, we think we’re “the s**t” and when under active we think we ARE s***t
Signs Your Solar Plexus Chakra Needs Healing
There are physical, mental, and emotional signs of an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra.
Physical signs of an imbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra can be bad gut health, digestive issues, burnt-out adrenals, heightened stress, and inability to sleep due to high cortisol.
If you ever feel unmotivated, unambitious, overworked, chronically stressed, or unable to rest, these are signs of emotional or mental imbalance in the Manipura.
As a society, we have been taught that hard work is valued, to the point of living in a chronic state of anxiety and stress and constantly telling ourselves we need to work more.
If you’re someone who struggles with cultivating motivation or if you struggle to allow yourself to rest, you need Solar Plexus Chakra healing.
Symptoms Of A Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra
- Lacking goals or ambition
- Full of dreams without plans
- Feeling stuck or unable to follow through
- Low self-esteem
- Increased need for control
- Increased amounts of guilt
- Trouble letting go of past mistakes
- Issues with gut health
- A superiority complex
- Adrenal issues
- Over-working yourself to exhaustion
12 Ways Heal Your Solar Plexus Chakra
Here are 12 ways you can heal your Solar Plexus Chakra!
1. Do Things That Make You Feel Brave
Courage and bravery are 2 major aspects of a healed Manipura chakra. If you never prove to yourself how strong and brave you can be, you will never develop self-confidence and your Solar Plexus will be weak.
This doesn’t mean you have to go base jumping or fight a mountain lion to prove you are brave. You just have to ask yourself “What am I afraid of?”
You can start building your courage by doing little things that make you feel scared like giving a compliment, talking to an attractive stranger, speaking up against wrongdoings, and even telling the waiter/waitress that they got your order wrong.
A healthy Solar Plexus demands you physically challenge yourself. So you can cultivate your courage such as learning to rock climb, doing a hard workout, going on a hike, learning a cartwheel, and cliff jumping.
2. Play With Fire
The element associated with the Solar Plexus is fire. It represents our inner fire and literal fire. So to heal your Solar Plexus, build a campfire and observe fire, get comfortable around a fire, and maybe even learn how to fire dance.
3. Set Goals
If you are someone who struggles to set goals, you’ll likely feel that you have an unhealthy Solar Plexus chakra. Setting goals is a key aspect of having a vibrant Manipira. And we can’t just set any goals, we need goals that are in alignment with our desires.
Like I said previously, the Manipura’s element is fire, so what burning desires do you have? How can you set goals in alignment with those desires?
These could be career goals, self-development goals, fitness goals, etc. Whatever goal is in alignment with your desires is healing for your Solar Plexus.
4. Take Care Of Your Gut Health
The Solar Plexus Chakra is highly connected to our gut health and digestive system. So to heal your Solar Plexus Chakra, take care of your gut health by putting more good foods and nutrients in.
Meal prep can be highly beneficial for the Solar Plexus Chakra. So can green juices and apple cider vinegar shots, both of which support your gut microbiome.
You can also eat foods for the solar plexus which are as follows…
Complex carbs such as whole grain rice, flaxseed meal, oats, and rye. As well as yellow foods and citruses such as lemons, oranges, ginger, mango, and pineapple. Kimchi and sauerkraut are also beneficial for gut health and therefore, healing for the Solar Plexus chakra.
5. Surround Yourself With Motivation
To take courageous action and be disciplined, you need to be inspired. To heal your Solar Plexus, surround yourself with inspiration every day that keeps you motivated.
Listen to a motivational TED Talk, find inspiring podcasts, read books related to your goals, and listen to music that makes you feel unstoppable.
Get our Solar Plexus Chakra playlist on Spotify.
Your Solar Plexus may need healing because it’s overactive! An overactive Solar Plexus can lead to burnt-out adrenals, trouble sleeping, and bad gut health. If your Solar Plexus is overactive, you’ll need healing as well.
To rebalance your Solar Plexus, make time for true rest. This doesn’t always mean more sleep, it can be but there are other forms of rest your body may need.
Go for a calm walk, do nothing, meditate, do restorative yoga, and recharge your energetic batteries in any way that works for you.
With an overactive Manipura, we tend to think “I need to do more” but the reality is, we all need to make time to do less or even do nothing!
7. Crystal For The Solar Plexus Chakra
Crystals can help you heal your Solar Plexus! To heal your Solar Plexus, carry around Tiger’s Eye, the crystal of empowerment that helps you charge any obstacle and protect you from evil.
Tiger’s eye helps you become strong and grounded so you can charge toward your goals fearlessly.
This crystal also brings wisdom and justice. It enhances our intuition and helps channel visions from past lives so that we can fulfill our purpose courageously.
Other Crystals For The Solar Plexus…
- Baked Citrine
- Golden Yellow Topaz
8. Journaling For Solar Plexus Chakra Healing
You can journal for the Solar Plexus chakra to heal it! Try these prompts
- Write down all the things that you love about yourself. What makes you awesome? What would the fearless version of yourself do?
- What’s one failure that you’ve experienced that turned out to be an opportunity? How could looking at this “win” help you to step outside your comfort zone more often?
- Write down all the things you could do in your day-to-day life to set boundaries and take better care of yourself.
9. Take 1 Small Step
While planning can help you activate your solar plexus, in the end, your Manipura wants you to take action. This doesn’t always have to be a massive action, it can be 1 small step and that will be enough to help you heal your solar plexus.
Again, make sure you’re taking 1 small step in the direction of your deepest desires. Add 1 small habit to your life, send one email, meditate for 5 minutes, journal 1 page, submit one job proposal, sell one item, etc.
10. Release The Emotional Pressure
Unexpressed emotions are stored in our Manipura chakra. If this pressure builds up, energy is stuck. To heal your Solar Plexus, create a safe space for yourself and open the emotional floodgates.
If you are someone who struggles to allow themselves to feel their feelings, literally massaging your gut can help with this process.
11. Music For Solar Plexus Healing
We can heal our chakras with vibration. The chakras are energy hubs that each vibrating at their frequencies.
The lower the chakra, the lower the vibration. So listen to the Solfeggio Frequency of 528 HZ for the Solar Plexus Chakra. This frequency relieves you of emotional pain.
But I am also a music enthusiast and I believe every form of music can have positive effects on our minds or, in this case, our energy hubs.
Listen to On Top Of The World By Imagine Dragons to balance your Solar Plexus. This song is all about having the courage to keep moving forward and “take it in but don’t look down.” It’s about rolling with the punches and feeling the confidence and inspiration of reaching the top.
12. Mantras For The Solar Plexus
Mantras are a great way to heal the Manipura. Try using one of these affirmations first thing in the morning, during the day, or right before you go to bed.
- I do things boldly and bravely
- I release guilt for my past mistakes
- I am strong
Did this blog help you heal your Solar Plexus Chakra? Let us know in the comments below!
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