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The Solar Plexus chakra

Updated: Jan 22, 2023

Solar plexus

The solar plexus is the 3rd and thought to be one of the most powerful of chakras. It is associated with the element fire and the colour yellow. The chakra is located between at the belly button and as the energy flows up from the root chakra, it is thought that this chakra is where our energy flow finds an intention - where we can begin to create and manifest our visions, dreams and desires.

When have enough energy and are balance in this channel we feel

  • Confident

  • Feel that we have purpose and meaning to our life

  • Feel reliable and responsible

  • Feel motivated to take action and act without procrastination

If our energy in the solar plexus is off balance we may be over or under active in this channel

  • It is is over active you may feel a sense of irritability (as the element is fire, you may get angry or quick tempered)

  • If it is under active you may feel lethargic, unmotivated and a lack of direction or purpose.

Affirmations for the solar plexus chakra

  • I make my own decisions with confidence and strength

  • I give myself permission to be myself

  • I accept myself unconditionally

  • I forgive myself for past mistakes and I grow from them

  • I am motivated to pursue my true purpose

  • I am comfortable with my power

  • I am worthy and capable of achieving my dreams

  • I am ambitious and capable of whatever I desire

  • I am valuable

  • Everything I need, I have within

Poses for the solar plexus

Strong poses such as warrier poses and sun salutations can help to bring balance into this 3rd chakra. Asanas that create strong shapes like the following also help:

Boat Pose - Navasana

(option to lift the arms off the floor, option to keep knees bent in a right ankle shape!)

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana

Options in down dog- lift leg into air (3 legged dog)

Come up and down on toes

Bend and straight knees

Reach arm across to opposite ankle

Plank or variations of a plank pose – Phalakasana

Options in plank- lots of variations!

Forward facing plank (option to bring knee to chest)

Side plank (option to keep hips down, hips up and arm overhead)

Reverse plank (also known as reverse table top)

Music/sound healing for the 3rd chakra

Chanting the sound of the solar plexus ‘Ram’ is helpful in healing this chakra. Here are a few options:

Song for the solar plexus chakra

(10 minute meditation)

I look forward to seeing you all and sharing practice with you,

Ruth x

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