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Solar Plexus Chakra


Solar Plexus Chakra governs issues to do with your personal power.

  Solar Plexus Chakra

Your Solar Plexus Chakra is located just below your rib cage, in the middle, around the area you usually get heartburn. This chakra responds to yellow.

You can stimulate this chakra manually by just below your rib cage or on the corresponding back area.

Your Solar Plexus life cycle years start on your 14th birthday and continue until your 21st birthday.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is all about your personal power.

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Understanding Chakras - Solar Plexus Chakra

Your chakras are seven rotating points of energy on your body. The energy field given off by these seven points collectively makes up your aura.

Your solar plexus chakra is located at your solar plexus or diaphragm, which is the area in the middle just below your rib-cage.

Stimulate this area manually or the corresponding area on your back in order to stimulate your solar plexus chakra.

The corresponding color usually correlated with this chakra is yellow for the Sun and this is the symbol for the chakra.

The planetary association for this chakra is Mars and the element is fire. Additional astrological references include the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and the signs of Leo, Sagittarius, and Virgo.

Traumas and abuses related to this chakra will be around shame, authoritarianism, physical abuse, fear of punishment, dangerous environments, age-inappropriate responsibilities, and inherited shame from parents.

Your solar plexus chakra governs the power and energy in your life. This includes your personal power, self esteem, self image, willpower, responsibility, happiness, and even your actual physical metabolism.

Goals related to this chakra include goals around vitality, purpose, willpower, spontaneity, and the ability to act and be an individual in the circumstances that you face. Maturing of the ego is also a large factor related to this particular chakra.

And the organs impacted by this chakra include the respiratory system, the diaphragm, digestive system, stomach, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, small intestine, lower back, and the sympathetic nervous system.

Affirmations related to this chakra include, "I achieve whatever I put my mind to", "It is safe for me to express my strengths", "I know when to take center stage and when to step back to allow others to shine."

The life stage governed by the solar plexus chakra are the teenage years and around 14, teenage rebellion really kicks in as we establish our foundation of power.

Once again, we get more creative and explore our power taking bolder risks at age 15, and moving to age 16 we go into the power of power stage where we move into power struggles with the authority figures around us.

By year 17 we've moved back into heart and we're finding balance in our relationships again and understanding how power plays out in our relationships and how we balance those inter-plays of power.

By year 18, we look forward to our expression as we begin choosing a career direction and finish school.

We begin our lives as an adult by building a vision of what we believe our future adulthood is going to look like, and in the year leading up to our 21st birthday we again spend time putting together all the information we've learned and distilling it down to a single essence that becomes the framework for our understanding of power and success.

An imbalanced solar plexus chakra will result in people who are aggressive, dominating, controlling, blaming, arrogant, manipulative, power hungry, stubborn.

In addition, you'll find that you may be low energy, you might have a weak will, poor self-esteem, be passive, sluggish, fearful, have poor self discipline, be emotionally distant and cold, have a victim mentality, blame others, and be unreliable.

Physical symptoms arise in the form of poor digestion, arthritis, digestive disorders, ulcers, colon and intestinal problems, anorexia or bulimia, pancreatitis, diabetes, gallstones, allergies, and problems with the stomach and liver. You may also find that you're hyperactive and excessively ambitious and competitive.

In people operating with a balanced solar plexus chakra, you'll find that they are tranquil and express inner harmony. They are self accepting and show respect for the nature and emotions of the people around them.

Feeling a sense of unity with the rest of humanity, knowing that they are responsible, reliable, confident and spontaneous, and that they have a sense of humor and are able to meet life's challenges.

Sounds associated to the solar plexus chakra include the sound RAM, AW, and the laughter sound is HAW-HAW.

Crystals associated to this chakra include Citrine, Amber, Tiger's Eye, Peridot, Yellow Tourmaline, and Yellow Topaz.

If you are looking for aromatherapy or essential oils to assist you with your solar plexus chakra, then you need look at juniper, lavender, bergamot, and rosemary.

Supporting your solar plexus chakra is about looking at activities that empower you - risk-taking activities, grounding, looking at emotional contact, deep relaxation, vigorous exercise, and psychotherapy based healing.

Answer the questions below to further explore your Solar Plexus Chakra.

Where in my life do I want to be more powerful?

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Do I need to work on my self esteem?

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Do I judge others I find weak or powerful?

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Am I afraid that people will judge me when I express my power?

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What doubts do I have about my personal power?

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What do I fear about being powerful?

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Is there a humiliating or shameful incident in my past that makes me afraid to express my personal power?

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Does it make me feel vulnerable to be around powerful people?

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What are my unmet expectations about my personal power?

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Have I damaged or lost a relationship when expressing my power in the past?

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Do I live up to my own expectations of how powerful i should be?

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Am I looking for someone else's approval?

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Do I feel respected by those around me?

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Do my environments empower me or weaken me?

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Have I fully embraced my creative power?

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Does change make me feel powerless?

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Concentrate on the indicated area of your body when working with a particular chakra.

Simply look at the symbol to help stimulate or calm this chakra.


Solar Plexus Chakra Color: Yellow

cheering, happy, soft, sunny, warming, sweet, easy, pleasing, illuminating, joyful, hot, lively, friendly, luminous, enlightening, energetic, sunshine, stimulating, innovative, radiating, awareness, surprise, caution, nourishing, tasty, hospitable, comfort, original, autumn, cowardice, betrayal, hazard

Linked to the Solar Plexus Chakra, which governs personal power and is located just below the diaphragm


Tiger's Eye
Yellow Tourmaline
Yellow Topaz
Golden Yellow


Yellow Foods
Whole Grains
Dairy Products



Laughter Sounds



Solar Plexus Chakra Location

Located at the Solar Plexus or Diaphragm, between the sternum and navel

Your solar plexus chakra is located at your solar plexus or diaphragm, which is the area in the middle just below your ribcage, where the two sides meet

Stimulate this area manually or the corresponding area on your back in order to stimulate your solar plexus chakra


Bonfire, Barbecues
Candles, Incense
Hot Drinks, Heat Packs

Maximum Expansion
Getting Things Moving


I Can; I Will

Calm & centered

Respect, Confidence & Integrity

Yoga Pose or Movement

Breath of Fire
Bow Pose
Boat Pose
Sun Salutations

Planets & Signs

Sun, Mercury,
Jupiter & Mars

Leo, Sagittarius
& Virgo.

Solar Plexus Governs

Power, Personal Power, Self Esteem
Self-Image, Free Will, Responsibility

Energy, Metabolism

Happiness, Self Esteem

Respiratory System, Diaphragm, Digestive System, Stomach, Liver, Gallbladder, Kidney, Pancreas, Adrenal Glands, Spleen, Small Intestine, Lower Back, Sympathetic Nervous System


Overly Aggressive, Dominating, Controlling, Arrogant, Manipulative, Power Hungry, Stubborn, Hyperactive, Excessively Ambitious, Competitive

Low Energy, Weak Will, Poor Self Discipline, Unreliable, Poor Self Esteem, Passive, Sluggish, Fearful, Victim Mentality, Blaming of Others, Powerless

Emotionally & Physically Cold, Poor digestion, Stressed Out, Fatigue, Digestive Problems, Heartburn, Ailments of the Glands & Kidneys


I am positively empowered

I am successful in all my ventures

I achieve whatever I put my mind to

It is safe for me to express my strengths

I know when to take center stage

I know when to step back to allow others to shine

Healing Approaches

Take a risk
Ground Yourself
Give someone a hug
Visit an old friend
Have a massage
Go on holiday
Attend a course or workshop
Read a book
Apply for a new job
Get some exercise
Work on ego mitigation
Release unresolved anger

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