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
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.
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.
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.
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
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