Aligning Chakras For
Emotional And Physical Improvement -
Solar Plexus Chakra 3

Other pages on aligning chakras:- Crown Chakra / Brow or Third Eye Chakra / Throat Chakra / Heart Chakra / Sacral or sex chakra / Base Chakra

Solar plexus chakra

Includes List of 15 Essential Oils For Balancing This Chakra

When aligning chakras it is important that you balance all of them together, and understand the effects on each one.

The solar plexus chakra, or the third chakra is the one that addresses identity and how we see ourselves within our world.

It is, as you would imagine located at the solar plexus and is yellow. This particular illustration is one that I have done myself, depicting the chakra spinning the way it should.

This chakra develops in the teenage years during puberty and relates to what I suppose you would describe as emotional maturity.

Often you will see this described as relating to logic or mental faculties but that is not so. This is purely an emotional centre and has direct links to the first of the etheric bodies.

You will find that the solar plexus is the centre of your "gut-feeling" and intuition.

When you are aligning chakas, you aim for them to be open and balanced. When you achieve this with the solar plexus chakra in particular, you achieve a lovely state where you are able to enjoy life and have a real deep sense of belonging.

You have a wonderful inner self confidence and are not afraid to take calculated risks, based on intuition and "going with your gut"

As one would imagine, this is a source of a really inspirational and charismatic leader.

Or wonderfully exciting explorers....I bet Indiana Jones has a wonderful solar plexus chakra!!!(I know! Shameless use of technology to look at the lovely Harrison Ford but what I wouldn't give for us to have an hour aligning chakras.... )

Someone who has focused on aligning chakras and discoved that there had previously been dysfunction in the solar plexus chakra, may discover real differences in their demeanor after their treatment.

A person with an open and balanced solar plexus has an engaging and outgoing personality. They are open and very approachable. They are very sociable creatures.

However in the same way as all of the other chakras, if you see the chakra spinning in a way that it jams open, you will find all of these effects amplified in a way that is not so attractive.

Take a look at This magazine cover, whoever is on the cover has a very overactive solar plexus today!

Ruled by ambition and perhaps fear, people with an overactive solar plexus chakra have a love of fame for fame's sake. They become totally obsessed with their place in life and how other people see them. They tend to need to have company or people around them all of the time and be unable to amuse themselves doing anything quiet or practical. They have to be the centre of your attention all of the time.

Aligning chakras become a really important part of healing though, if the poor person has developed an underactive chakra.

There is always some kind of issue with regards to a persons own "personal power". So they may feel incapable of doing something without another person sanctioning it or actually doing it with them.

Undoubtedly our lady with the open heart chakra may developed this to compensate her lot.

But this can manifest itself in a variety of other really sinister ways too.

When there is a problem with underfunctioning here, a person can get overwhelmed by a deluge of emotions and start to experience all sorts of delusions. Schizophrenia isn't outside of the realms of possibility then. There is no longer a fear of on one's own responsibility or company, if there are "others" with you.

Certainly, low self esteem will be a factor, but also the person may develop an almost irrational fear of rejection. Often they do not trust their own judgement enough and have a tendency toward indecision.

They may also be very oversensitive to critisism too. Often they become secretive and can become paranoid about some kind of exposure of their private life. They may create some kind of control mechanisms to protect them from being "found out" for something.

Effects of the solar plexus chakra
on the physical body.

Picture if you can, where the solar plexus is located, pretty much over the liver, etc. So then it is easy to remember that the areas of the body governed are - upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach.

Think back for a moment to when we were talking about aligning chakras for the emotions connected with this chakra.

Do you remember how I said that people can become secretive and worry about hiding things from the outside world? Or how they become overly obsessed with how the outside world sees them?

A classic physical symptom in this area tragically is eating exerting one's own personal power - balancing on the precipice of life or death by deciding weather to nourish one's own body or not.

Physically, illnesses relating to this chakra tend to be really horrible, debilitating diseases, obviously linked to the liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

Typical effects are:

Stomach Ulcers,
Intestinal Tumors,

Adrenal Imbalances,
Colon diseases>
and also Arthritis,

Just before you decide to do some aligning chakras exercises or meditations, just do me a favour and read how to prepare yourself for the effects of aligning your chakras, it can be pretty heavy stuff.

Essential Oils That Balance The Solar Plexus Chakra

Cade, Cajuput, Cedarwood, Cypress, Dill, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysm, Oregano, Rosemary, Bulgarian Lavender, Rose Otto (Distilled) Peppermint, Neroli

Buy THE CHAKRA BALANCING OIL for aligning chakras from THE APOTHECARY now!

Don't forget there is a chakra color chart on this page if you need a reference chart.

You could use a chakra singing bowl meditation too to enhance the effects of the essential oils.

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