Welcome to the third part of the Chakra Series! Each chakra corresponds with a course in the 7-part Love in Action intenSati series *
This series will provide a basic overview and guide to each of the 7 chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.
For a brief introduction of chakras and the first part of the Chakra Series, see Chakra Series: Root Chakra.
*Let’s take a journey through the chakras together in the Love In Action intenSati series. Check out this preview of the third part, “I Decide!” which incorporates the solar plexus chakra: assured, powerful, and sunny!
Solar Plexus Chakra
The third chakra, the solar plexus, is all about free will. When the solar plexus is in balance, we are consciously living, taking on responsibility for our thoughts, our actions, and our futures. The mantra is fittingly: I decide. I intend. I will. Try repeating this!
The solar plexus is located from your navel area up to your chest. It is associated with our sense of self, decision-making, and positive risk taking. The color yellow epitomizes a balanced solar plexus — self-
Imbalance of the Solar Plexus Chakra
When your solar plexus is out of balance, you may feel powerless, unable to make decisions about your life, inflexible, stuck, and easily overwhelmed.
In short, an imbalanced solar plexus contributes to feeling out of control over your own life. You feel that your decisions aren’t making a difference, but there are external forces dictating how your life will go (successes, failures, outcomes, etc.) instead.
As your solar plexus is physically located in your stomach region, you may feel discomfort or experience health issues with your metabolism or vital organs (pancreas, liver, gallbladder, stomach, and spleen) when it is imbalanced.
The opposite of this external sense of control — a sense of power, control, confidence, and free will — occurs when your solar plexus chakra is balanced. When this third chakra is balanced, you may feel strong, able to easily make decisions without forcing them, self-reliant, self-assured, courageous, intentional, and able to focus on your goals.
If you are feeling a lack of power, control, and confidence, check in with your automatic thoughts. What are you telling yourself day to day? What kinds of decisions are you making? Do you find yourself complaining about trivial concerns? Approach your thoughts, your words, and your actions more intentionally. Consciously and mindfully decide how you want to think, feel, and live.
Balancing your solar plexus takes practice and work! Carve out time in your day for meditations, self-reflection, and setting intentions. Constantly check in with your thoughts and counter negativity. Try to find a positive takeaway from every situation. Over time, these simple habits will result in a balanced solar plexus chakra, a much more conscious and decision-driven life!
Don’t forget to check out the third part of the Love in Action intenSati series for more tips and tricks to balance your solar plexus chakra and gain back a sense of confidence and control.
The information in this article was gathered from a solar plexus chakra guide in the intenSati Love In Action series and http://www.SatiLife.com.