The key to balancing specific chakras is to focus on two things: the area of the body it relates to and the color it represents. The solar plexus chakra is represented by the color yellow. In Sanskrit, it’s known as Manipura and is located in upper abdomen, a couple inches above your belly button. It’s the source of your confidence, self-worth and willpower. Restoring balance to this chakra also regulates your pancreas, anger, digestive and muscular system.
So, what exactly does that look like? We’ve put together several suggestions to help guide you on your chakra-balancing journey. This includes practicing specific yoga poses to reset your alignment, mantras to bring awareness, crystals to channel high vibrations, foods to heal from within, scents to stimulate positive energy and even activities to harmonize solar plexus chakra energy.
Activities that balance your Solar Plexus Chakra:
Practicing yoga is a great way to balance your solar plexus chakra. Focus on poses that target your abdomen such a bow pose, cobra, high lunge with a twist and half lord of the fishes pose.
Your body absorbs the essence of what you put into it, so eating foods that are close to the color frequency of your solar plexus chakra (yellow) such as bananas, corn, pineapple and lemons. Enjoy foods that are also easy to digest, warming and anti-inflammatory such as ginger, turmeric and cinnamon in addition to rice, lentils and chickpeas.
Meditation is a quiet, thoughtful activity that connects you to your sense of self. It can also help strengthen your intuition, AKA that “gut feeling” you sometimes get if you’re making a good/poor decision. Find a quiet space, close your eyes and find a comfortable seated position. Choose from the following mantras to repeat aloud: “I am confident in myself.” “I trust my decisions and my intuition.” “I love and respect myself deeply.”
Items that help Balance your Solar Plexus Chakra:
Wear Yellow Clothing
Wear clothing that’s bright yellow in color, fitted in whichever style that makes you feel most confident.
Use Gemstones like Citrine, Tiger’s Eye and Amber
Keep crystals such as Citrine, Tiger’s Eye and Amber in your pocket, purse on your nightstand or wear them as crystal jewelry. You can also meditate with these crystals or enjoy them in crystal-infused water!
Use aromatherapy to incorporate your other senses, such as candles, soaps and even essential oils infused with lemon, cinnamon, cedar wood and ginger.