The Solar Plexus Chakra is located just above the belly button and below the breastbone. It's associated with personal power, willpower, courage and confidence.
It regulates inner-knowing and "gut-instincts" about things and people. It's about knowing yourself and being comfortable with who you are. Self-worth is the primary quality of the Solar Plexus, allowing us to honour ourselves as we integrate and negotiate with the world.
As our sense of self grows, a strong and resilient inner-core develops. When we connect to ourselves regularly by checking in and asking questions during tough times such as "Does this feel right for me?" or "Does this align with what I value and believe in?" and we stay true to ourselves - this energy centre expands.
The energy of this chakra is that of the warrior, and it thrives during times of resistance.
Underactive Solar Plexus Feels
If your Solar Plexus Chakra is underactive you may feel some of the following:
· low self-esteem · may be easily influenced · feel a lot of guilt · have problems saying no · have trouble with setting boundaries · a lack of willpower · trouble finishing tasks · a lack of self-discipline
Overactive Solar Plexus Feels
If your Solar Plexus Chakra is overactive you may feel some of the following:
· exhibit manipulative behaviour · be unreliable · have a hot temper · addictive tendencies
Activities that balance the Solar Plexus Chakra
· martial arts/self-defence classes · competitive sports · cycling · hiking · leadership programs · qi gong · breathwork · kundalini yoga
Cleansing the Solar Plexus Chakra using crystals
Crystals that balance this chakra are mainly yellow crystals. Crystals such as citrine, yellow calcite, amber, golden topaz, tiger's eye - to name a few!
We use citrine in our Chakra Crystal Set.
Please see our How to Chakra Cleanse using Crystals page for a step-by-step guide on chakra cleansing.