Your solar plexus chakra is the chakra that helps you feel like your best self, so it is very important that this chakra is unblocked and open for you to live your best life. Healing your solar plexus chakra is best done with the help of chakra stones. These healing crystals can help you channel and focus energy and intention, making your efforts stronger and more effective.
Beginner or not, this guide is all about your solar plexus chakra, what it looks like when it’s blocked, and how to heal it.
What is the Solar Plexus Chakra?
The solar plexus chakra, or Manipura, means "city of jewels" in Sanskrit. It is located in the upper belly at the diaphragm and is considered to be the center of personal strength. The solar plexus chakra is above the sacral chakra and below the heart chakra.
This chakra is responsible for your personality, sense of personal freedom, ego, choices, authenticity, and identity. Linked to self-esteem and self-perception, some major aspects of the solar plexus chakra include motivation, willpower, and purpose.
On the physical level, this chakra oversees the digestive system and its organs. It can affect your gut health, as it controls the emotional brain of your gut as well as your stored emotions.
What Does a Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra Feel Like?
A blocked solar plexus chakra is associated with abdominal pain and issues. Some signs of a blocked solar plexus chakra include gastric or digestive disorders such as:
- Stomach pain
- Acid reflux
- Loss of appetite
These are common physiological indicators of when the solar plexus chakra's energy is out of harmony and the chakra needs healing.
The solar plexus chakra can also be linked to more serious illnesses, including diabetes, hypoglycemia, and even eating disorders. Of course, this should not be used in place of medical advice, so please consult and follow your doctor’s advice related to any medical concerns.
On an emotional level, the solar plexus chakra is associated with irresponsibility, an obsessive demand for control, victim mentality, and feelings of helplessness, insecurity, or inauthenticity. Feeling this way means you need to heal your chakra.
What does an Open Solar Plexus Chakra Feel Like?
An open solar plexus chakra feels like being the best version of yourself. If you have strong self-esteem and consider yourself to be a confident person, it’s likely because your solar plexus chakra is open and clear. This allows your energy to move through without interference, helping you feel better overall.
When situations are harsh and you make errors, which is bound to happen because no one is perfect, a clear solar plexus chakra allows you to forgive yourself and show compassion. Instead of beating yourself up over your mistakes, you'll be able to learn from them. You may be the best version of yourself when your chakra is healed.
You may notice that we didn’t say anything about the abdominal issues or pain. That is because when this chakra is healed, many of those issues go away.
What Are the Best Chakra Stones for Healing Your Solar Plexus Chakra?
Using solar plexus chakra crystals can help you connect with your feeling of purpose and responsibility in life. This chakra is associated with the color yellow, in part due to its strong connection to the sun's power.
11 Best Chakra Stones for Healing Your Solar Plexus Chakra
- Baltic Amber
- Tiger Eye
- Yellow Jasper
- Yellow Topaz
- Yellow Tourmaline
- Lemon Quartz
These healing chakra stones help to clear out blockages from the solar plexus and bring strength, determination, and self-esteem.
Baltic amber is very popular, and we carry a large variety of these healing stones in different forms. Keep the loose stones near you or wear them in stunning accessories like rings, earrings, necklaces, and pendants for a fashionable and functional look that will help you keep your solar plexus chakra open.
Use these chakra stones and healing crystals daily to help maintain an open and healed solar plexus chakra. Specifically, wearing a chakra stone such as Baltic amber can help you remain confident and compassionate. For the other chakra stones, like citrine and tiger eye, use them by placing them in your palms during meditation or display them in areas you frequent, like your bedroom or office space.
Chakra stones are particularly effective when they are kept in the room where you want to feel like your best self. Keep them on your desk for confidence at work or on your window sill in a room where you are learning something new. Even keeping your chakra stones in your bag will help you receive some of the benefits. If you do this, please ensure that you are exposing your chakra stones to moonlight regularly so they can impart the maximum benefit.
Using Meditation to Unblock Your Solar Plexus Chakra
There are a number of emotional and mental techniques to use to heal your chakra. Try visualizing breathing in and radiating golden light from the solar plexus, with the chakra expanding larger with each inhalation. Alternatively, try meditation for the solar plexus chakra, such as the ones listed here, ideally with a chakra stone or healing crystal in hand or nearby. Similarly, employ the vibrations of a drawn-out vocalization of the seed syllable "ram" to target the solar plexus chakra and heal it.
Incorporating affirmations into chakra-balancing and chakra healing work can also be effective. They're frequently employed in yoga sequences or guided meditations, but they can also be used at any time during the day when the solar plexus needs a boost. For example, say a few of them in the morning in front of the bathroom mirror.
Some examples of mantras are:
- I am enough.
- I'm here for a reason.
- I know who I am, and I live my life accordingly.
- I am self-assured and genuine.
- I am powerful, capable, and strong.
Bringing it all Together
We may empower ourselves to live with a strong feeling of identity, purpose, confidence, and motivation by maintaining the solar plexus chakra in balance and flowing freely with energy. We can build the personal strength to let things go and live from a better sense of freedom rather than stressing over retaining control in our lives and relationships.
When our solar plexus chakra is healed and thriving, we can be our truest, most authentic selves in everything we do and every decision we make. Using chakra stones and healing crystals can help you to truly be your best self so you can live your life to its fullest.