YELLOW: SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Solar Plexus Chakra.

Location: Upper abdomen
Color: Yellow
Resonance: Self-confidence, power, self-worth and self-esteem
Physical symptoms: Issues with digestion or weak abdominal muscles
Solar Plexus Chakra imbalanced: Lack of confidence, self-doubt, self-loathing or hot tempered
Solar Plexus Chakra balance: Confident, Know your own value and comfortable with simply being you

Your Solar Plexus is considered your seat of power. Associated with identity, confidence, personal power and intuition. When balanced you are likely to have healthy self-esteem, feel confident, believe in yourself and motivated to achieve your goals. You also be more likely to be able to trust your intuition and follow through without overanalysing or second guessing yourself.

However, when imbalanced you might be prone to looking outside of yourself for validation or approval. Being controlling and manipulative of others, whilst experiencing self doubt and a lack of confidence, are all signs of imbalance within this chakra.

Also, if you are sensitive to energy then you might find that you place a protective hand over your Solar Plexus area when in toxic environments or crowded places. I used to do this alot and one of my mentors explained that this is a common response by lightworkers and empaths because the Solar Plexus is your power centre. Without knowing it you are seeking to protect your power.

COLOUR
The colour associated with the Solar Plexus is yellow. Yellow also resonates with the sun. Radiating positivity, joy, hope and optimism. Wisdom, clarity and intuition are also associated with yellow. Work with yellow on those days when you’re feeling blue and need an injection of happiness in your life. Also, adding yellow foods to your meal, yellow flowers to your home or yellow nails/eyeshadow can bring balance to your Solar Plexus.

All out yellow nails can be quite a bold look. Maybe to bold for some. So, try an accent yellow nail design, as an alternative.

CRYSTALS
Crystals are also linked to the different chakras in your body. You can carry them with you, hold them during meditation, placed on the Solar Plexus or have them closeby when getting ready to go out in order to amplify the energy of your intention. Also giving you a little reminder of your intention to activate or bring balance to your Solar Plexus chakra. Crystals associated with this chakra are: Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Honey Calcite and Pyrite.

THE BREATH
Place your hand over your diaphragm. Focus your attention here and upon breathing into your diaphragm. Feeling it expand on the inhale. Do this for a few breaths to get a natural rhythm going. Then also focus on contracting at the end of your exhale to release the breath and expel oxygen.

Sounds basic yet working with the breath with intention is powerful for moving energy.

Other suggestions include:
• Angelic Reiki
• Meditation
• Affirmations


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ORANGE: SACRAL CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

Today, it is all about the Sacral Chakra.

Location: Lower abdomen
Color: Orange and gold
Resonance: Feelings, creativity, sexuality & desires, intuition
Physical symptoms: Menstrual cycle issues, lower back or bladder
Sacral Chakra imbalanced: Overly emotional, addictions, high/low sexual appetite……
Sacral Chakra balance: Emotionally connected, able to enjoy deep pleasure (joy, sexual)…..

The Sacral Chakra governs our emotions and creativity, as well as our emotions. This chakra dealing with a our feelings and our ability to feel. When this chakra is balanced we find it easier to feel, deal and respond to emotions in a healthier way. Finding it easy to give ourselves permission to feel joy and experience pleasure in our daily lives. This also includes giving and receiving pleasure sexually. However, when imbalanced there may be a tendency to be clingy or overly emotional. In addition to this, self-expression may be repressed and being able to listen to your intuition, especially understanding and interpreting your emotions can be a struggle. Repressed sexual trauma may also be housed here too, as well as feelings such as guilt and shame.

BUTTERFLY POSE

COLOUR
Wearing or eating foods in the colour orange can also support with balancing your Sacral Chakra. This is because each colour has its own frequency and healing benefits. Often I find that I am drawn to a specific colour at different points in my life. So, one thing I started to do was blend that colour into my beauty and makeup routine, such as nail art and eyeshadow. Later down the line I discovered that working intuitively with colour is a great way to heal and maintain wellbeing in the chakras. You could also include gold too.

Being intuitively drawn to these colours at key points in my life was something I found happened and still happens for me. I take this as a sign of where I need to focus my healing work.

So, let’s explore some of the mood and healing benefits of Orange:

Energy balance: Resonates with the Sacral Chakra, just below the belly button. Connected to emotional wellbeing, creativity, intuitive feelings, sexuality and sensuality. The ability to express the real you freely.
Mood: Orange is the colour of optimism and imagination. Activate those sparks of creativity and help yourself overcome lack of motivation or the dreaded procrastination.

Make-up by me. Urban Decay Naked Heat. Revolution Foundation Base Stick. Lipstick by Revolon. Blusher by YSL.

CRYSTALS
Bring crystals into your daily life through meditation, visualization, energy rituals or wearing them as jewellery. Some crystal suggestions include: Orange Carnelian, Orange Calcite and Rose Quartz.

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MEDITATION
There are lots of great meditations specifically for the Sacral Chakra using chants, reiki and everything in-between. I’ve created a 30-second self love & healing (pattern interrupt) meditation. You can check it out here.

HIPS DON’T LIE
Dance, such as belly dancing or anything where you move the hips is a good place to start when it comes to the Sacral Chakra. Particularly if you are some that feels out of sorts with the feminine, your body, self expression or sensuality.


Disclaimer: Please note that the Sacral is also where sexual trauma can also be stored. If emotions or memories come up regarding this, either with you or someone else on your ancestral home please consult relevant professionals in this area.

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ROOT CHAKRA

Lets begin with: What are chakras?

Essentially they are energy centres inside and outside the body. Energy flows through these centres and around the body. However, energy expands, shrinks and become stagnant depending on what’s going on within and around us. Too little or too much energy can lead to imbalances that manifest physically, mentally or emotionally.

There are 7 main chakras in the body and they are:

Root Chakra – Red
Sacral Chakra – Orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
Heart Chakra – Geeen
Throat Chakra – Blue
Third Eye Chakra – Indigo
Crown Chakra – Purple

Each one corresponding to a particular colour, as indicated above. The chakras also correspond to different body parts too. Which is useful to know because some imbalances in the chakras can manifest themselves as ailments or pain the body.

Over the next few weeks I’ll sharing more about each Chakra in turn. Also sharing beauty tips and routines, aligned with each chakra, to support you to also embrace your own natural beauty.

So, first up is……..

THE ROOT CHAKRA!

Location: Base of spine
Color: Red. Also brown.
Resonance: Groundedness, survival, money, safety & stability
Physical symptoms: constipation, weight issues, knee and foot issues, low back and lower body issues
Root Chakra imbalanced: fear, trust issues, money issues, low body image
Root Chakra balance: stillness, abundance, energised, grounded, feel safe

During a time like this (currently Lockdown in the UK), instability in the Root Chakra may be experienced by a lot of people. This is due to the sudden changes, uncertainty, job losses, instability and financial worry. All of which resonate with the Root Chakra and stirs up that feeling of fear.

Knowing this, its beneficial to practice self care practices that focus on the Root Chakra. Blending them into your current daily routine. yourself to feel more balanced, grounded and safe from within. In spite of what may be going on around you or within the collective.

Now those who work with me will know that I’m all about blending spiritual healing practices into my daily routine in a simple yet effective way. Something that I’ve had to do a lot over the years with balancing my career in education with life, a spiritual side hustle and my own healing journey. So, you’ll find that the following suggestions will not be hours long or require random ingredients.

MEDITATION
In your meditation practice you can focus on your Root Chakra. Imagine it as a spinning wheel and breath into that space. With each breathe imagine that its cleansing and rebalancing the chakra. Whilst on the out breath drawing out and away any dense energy. You can add an affirmation or mantra and crystals, if that resonates. You will find some affirmation suggestions here.

Adapt for kids: You can adapt this for children by shortening the meditation and getting them to stand up with eye closed imagining they are a tree. With strong roots going down into the earth. Say the affirmation: “I am strong and I am safe.”

COLOUR
Wearing or eating foods in the colour red can also support with balancing your Root Chakra. This is because each colour has its own frequency and healing benefits. Often I find that I am drawn to a specific colour at different points in my life. So, one thing I started to do was blend that colour into my beauty and makeup routine, such as nail art and eyeshadow. Later down the line I discovered that working intuitively with colour is a great way to heal and maintain wellbeing in the chakras.

Adapt for kids: Encourage kids to explore connecting with colours intuitively and noticing how they make them feel.

CRYSTALS
Bring crystals into your daily life through meditation, visualization, energy rituals or wearing them as jewellery. My favourite grounding crystals are: Hematite, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz and Black Onyx for strength.

GET HEALING SUPPORT
Even with daily rituals, meditation, crystals and colour therapy, there are times when you need a bit more support. Also, keep in mind that alongside the metaphysical there may also be practical, real world action that you also need to do to heal from the core. Therefore having professional advice where necessary, as well as/or energy healing sessions is really beneficial. In fact, long term I think it was a lifesaver.

There are lots of practitioners and modalities out there. So, focus on finding the right practitioner for you. Click here to contact me about booking a healing session.

AND, FINALLY……
The Root Chakra helps you to stay ground, present and focused in the physical world. It is also at the base of the chakra system. Meaning it needs to be a strong foundation for the rest of the chakras to build upon and for us to manifest, as well as simply effectively function in the real world.