The Solar Plexus is the biggest of the major chakra. It seems like the sun of the human body system, with all else revolving around it. It is the storehouse of all emotions, beneath which is happiness in abundance. One needs to peel off the layers and dive deep within to discover that happiness is not a destination, aspiration or hope; it is within you. It is you within the layers.

Life is about accepting imperfections and becoming aware of all that emotions are here to teach. It is not a situation that teaches lessons, but the emotions that are triggered by situations, circumstances, people, events, etc., that make us turn to those pages and give it our attention so that we heal at all levels.

The mind, resides in the solar plexus; for it is the mind that is the vessel of all emotions. The mind will confuse you to keep you away from your Truth; and through meditation, breathing, healthy eating habits you raise your vibrations to heal the emotional wounds. 

The Solar Plexus is situated in the stomach area – the centre of the body. Our digestive system is in the charge of the Solar Plexus. This is why emotions affect the way we eat and digest food. You give power to your emotions to control your appetite. However, when you heal and balance your solar plexus you give your healthy solar plexus to bring balance, leading you to make healthy mindful nutritional choices. Your health and well-being begins by clearing our the emotional clutter. Your journey from fat to flab goes hand in hand with emotional detoxification.

Being the central major chakra, it is an all-important chakra. Healing and balancing this chakra helps to bring about healing and balanced functioning of all other chakras. This is probably why belly breathing is so important when going into meditation, or while sleeping – clearing the toxins so that calmness pervades.

Happiness is the excited response to positive triggers. Happiness is a state of balance, calmness and peace, aceepting and in awareness that “This too shall pass” just as all that you eat may accumulate aas layers of fat, but a large portion passes out of the body. Nothing remains the same forever, except the stillness untouched by the tides of time.

The Solar Plexus is related to:

Symptoms of Blocked and Unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra:

Over-active Solar Plexus:

  • Over-Dominating
  • Control Freak
  • Exhaustively Competitive
  • Haughty
  • Over-Ambitious
  • Hyper
  • Obstinate
  • Compulsively focussed on goals
  • Seeks sedatives to calm down

Deficient Characteristics

  • Inactiveness
  • Lethargic
  • Digestive system is weak
  • Propensity towards being cold towards others
  • Over-submissive
  • Blaming people and situations for the state of being
  • Minimal self-esteem
  • Low confidence
  • Lack will power
  • No sense of self-discipline
  • Seeks stimulants to empower them to be active

Healing and Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra:

To heal and balance your Solar Plexus Chakra, you could wear or place the following crystals in your personal or professional space. Meditating with crystals and using the aroma elevates the intensity of healing and balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra.

Yellow to Lime GreenCitrine, Yellow Jasper, Golden Quartz, Yellow Sapphire, Peridot, Honey Calcite, Golden Obsidian, Golden TopazJuniper, Vetivert, Yarrow, Petitgrain, Palmarosa, Marjoram,  LemonJophielRamaRam“I am powerful, courageous and happy, and accept people and situations as they are.”