solar plexus chakra explained
Here’s our top guide to the seven major chakras and everything you need to know about them. Today we’ll focus on the solar plexus chakra.
The third chakra is all about inner power. Centering around the core it’s location is between the navel and the bottom of the rib cage. This chakra governs the metabolic and digestive system and is connected to individual power, self esteem, willpower and commitment. It’s function affects your ability to be confident, express your true self and be in control of your life.
Key characteristics: willpower, personal power, self responsibility, intellect, opinions and beliefs, decision making, identity, self assurance, confidence, self discipline, independence
Signs of imbalance: low self esteem, control issues, anger, difficulty making or sticking to decisions, procrastination, digestive issues, apathy, self doubt, inflated ego, power hungry, hyperactive or manic behaviour.
Signs of balance: self confidence, secure, at peace with yourself, emotional balance, feel at home in the world, assertive.
Physical/body links: digestive system, metabolism, pancreas
Element associated: Fire
Developmental stage: 15 – 21 years old
Yoga poses: boat pose, triangle pose, twists, warrior 3
Crystals: citrine, amber, tigers eye,
Essential oils: wild orange, lemongrass, geranium, cinnamon, clove, cypress, ginger, ylang ylang, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood
I accept all parts of myself
I love myself
I stand up for myself
I am strong and courageous
I confidently express myself
I am authentic
I direct my own life.
I feel my power