Hello dear friends!
We've covered the root chakra, and the sacral chakra, so...continuing on our journey through the 7 energy centers of the body, I wanted to stop at the solar plexus and show you how to bring some love to your 3rd chakra! So, without further ado...
The solar plexus chakra, called the Manipura in Sanskrit, is the seat of our willpower, activity levels, and determination. This is where your identity and sense of self-worth are formed and held, right in the middle of your stomach area, a couple of inches above your navel. The 3rd chakra is associated with the color yellow or gold, and the element of fire, and is said to also control your digestion and physical energy. When this chakra is open and balanced, you feel strong, self-assured, and capable, with a stable metabolism and excitement about life. However, when the solar plexus is underactive, you may experience the dreaded couch potato syndrome or suffer from low self-esteem. And if it’s overactive, you may feel hyperactive, aggressive, overconfident, and agitated.
To bring the solar plexus chakra into a state of healthy balance, it’s important to take a multifaceted approach. This energy center responds well to movement, dietary support, aromatherapy, Reiki and other energy work, and of course, crystals and oils, which we will discuss here. Gemstones and essential oils with powerful vibrations can enliven a sluggish 3rd chakra, enhance your willpower, increase your efficiency in work and home life, and boost your self-image.
When you are feeling weak, slow, or have lost your sense of self, try out one or all of these amazing remedies to bring things back into balance and openness.
Stones for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Sometimes called the “stone of success”, citrine infuses everything it touches with luck and lightness. The pale, translucent yellow stone brings happiness, strengthens resolve, and reminds us to let go of negativity and the need to micromanage others. Citrine is a stone of positivity and manifestation, and is perfect for gently opening the solar plexus.
This shimmery golden stone is usually known by its nickname of “fool’s gold”, and is a great stone for manifestation, good luck, and financial wealth. It attracts abundance while repelling negative energy, allowing the solar plexus to strengthen and your desires to take shape. When it touches your skin, it imbues a sense of vitality and confidence, so you can go out and make things happen!
3. Yellow Jasper
Containing the vibrant energy of the sun, yellow jasper reminds us to stay grounded in the earth while reaching up towards the sky. It can help with negative feelings and self-talk, turning your words and actions into expressions of joy and confidence. Jasper brings a boost of energy and enlightenment when you are feeling cold, sad, or tired.
One of the ancient prized stones of Biblical times, topaz carries a vibration of power and protection, and can awaken the solar plexus. The golden yellow hue is said to bestow wealth and increase your luck at achieving success, while calming nervous energy. It can help aid sluggish digestion, encourage authenticity, and banish negativity from interfering with your ability to manifest your desires.
5. Golden calcite
Sometimes called “honey calcite”, this rich golden stone is both soothing and activating to the solar plexus chakra. It brings lightness and positivity, and enhances your ability to make decisions with a clear and focused mind. It’s wonderful for boosting your sense of personal power, clarifying your goals, and having the energy to pursue success in all areas.
Essential Oils for the Solar Plexus Chakra
Bright, tangy, and surprisingly sweet, grapefruit essential oil is ideal for a pick-me-up any time of day. It’s joyful, light, and energizing, giving you a lift in mood and a bit more energy to accomplish what you need to get done. It’s hard not to smile when you inhale a bit of grapefruit oil, and it blends well with woodsy and minty notes for an invigorating and optimistic feeling.
2. Black pepper
There’s nothing that will perk you up like black pepper, with its spicy, crisp scent. It’s rather strong by itself, but plays well with other citrus or floral oils, and can boost blood flow and energy when you’re feeling stagnant. Black pepper is stimulating and is great to stoke the fires of the solar plexus if you want a burst of confidence and motivation.
Fresh and uplifting, peppermint is one of the most popular oils on the market today. It’s clean and invigorating, infusing life and clarity into your energy system, and spurs on both mental and physical stamina. Peppermint is wonderful when you want to feel accomplished, spacious, and awake, and also works well against headaches, stress, and overwhelm.
Another culinary spice, ginger is one of the best antidotes to a sluggish metabolism and poor circulation. The essential oil is warm, spicy, and earthy, and is a popular cure for nausea, motion sickness, and joint/muscle pain. It will enhance circulation, relieve discomfort, and promote forward motion, both physically and mentally.
A potent antiseptic, juniper oil has long been used to clean and refresh the environment, as well as promote clear thinking. Juniper is clean, tart, and woody, and can help you relax without putting you to sleep. It’s wonderful when you need to plan your next step, take action on something quickly, or want to invite fresh, new energy into a stagnant space.
When you are feeling down on yourself, or can’t figure out how to make things happen, tap into your solar plexus chakra and take stock of the energy there. If things are out of balance, or you need a boost of sunny energy, grab some of these stones and oils, and go out and make your dreams come true!
Of course, if you'd like to browse some goodies that are already made, head on over to my Etsy shop! I've got mala bracelets with 3rd chakra stones, as well as pre-blended oils for your healing and happiness. Plus, they're all Reiki infused, so that never hurts!
This specially-blended oil you see here is designed just for the solar plexus, and it's all ready to go! This stimulating blend comes in three preparations: Aroma mist (with crystals!), roller ball for topical application, and a dram of concentrate. Come check them out- free gift with purchase!
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As always, my lovelies...
~ Hoping you feel as well as possible ~