Chakra energy enters our body from many different ways however the main ones are the 7 along the centre of our bodies. Having all 7 Chakras working effectively and flowing to their best ability, will change the way your energy feels, what your reality looks like and how you feel in every moment. Each of these Chakra areas serves a certain energetic task in our lives.
To stay in balance, or to become balanced in all areas, there are actions we can take and thoughts we can think, that will shift energy and change our perception, thereby our current reality.
Today we will explore the 3rd Chakra: The Solar Plexus Chakra
7 Ways to boost, balance and activate the Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the naval. This Chakra is about empowerment, personal power, thoughts, strength and confidence.
Here are 7 ways to feel more empowered, have greater presence through more confidence and think more empowering and strong thoughts, about yourself and others.
1. Get in touch with your power centre
If you are feeling fearful or disempowered in any way, rub your stomach and ask yourself “what am I feeling? What am I feeling?’ This will firstly ground you, so that better decisions will be made but it will also allow you to focus and tap in to the personal strength and power you naturally have available to you through this chakra centre.
2. Eat yellow foods.
Eating foods that are yellow (or orange ) will help increase energy in this area. As well as being what our thoughts and actions are, we are also what we eat and food can be a great way to boost this during the day. Lemons are ideal as not only are they yellow, but they will also work internally on your health, detoxing and brightening up your organs!
3. Set a goal and take action
Set at least one goal every day that is actionable and achievable and go get it done! This creates the habit of achieving and accomplishing the goals we set and as they become bigger, we are less fearful of taking the actions required. Personal empowerment comes through habits such as this.
4. Have yellow around you
In my office I like to have colour. Each week (or day!) I decide what area in my chakras may need strengthening and add more of that colour. Just so happens while writing this article I have beautiful yellow lillies in a vase, just about to flower. The yellow of these will remind me to stand tall and check in on my confidence and empowered state regularly.
Another great way to introduce colour and also the power of Essential Oils, into your space is through the I, Manifest: Chakra Candles. The Yellow candle is bright and happy and has the combined oils of Clary Sage, Lemon and Marjoram to really lift your confidence and get this power centre flowing.
5. Speak in front of an audience
When you stand and speak to others, it takes confidence and a certain presence to hold peoples attention. To increase flow and empowerment to the Solar Plexus chakra. But how do you get to this place? Well you could dive in and just do it! Speak to one, or speak to many but make it a goal, practice, practice, practice…then do.
6. Improve posture
When we stand tall, with a strong and centred core, we exude a presence to others, and a feeling of strength and empowerment to ourselves. Be mindful of how you are standing. Are you strong and centred? Or are you bent over and feeling less than confident?
Breathing can make a big difference to the way we feel in our centre, as well as a huge difference to our body, mind and spirit so it is important to be aware of how you are doing it. The best and most effective way to breathe is deeply. Breathe in all the way to your stomach.
- Shallow breathing- you will feel and see your chest rise and fall.
- Deep breathing: you will see and feel your stomach (centre) rise and fall.
Be conscious of this as many time throughout the day as possible. You will feel the difference!
Try these 7 tips for increasing the power of your Solar Plexus Chakra. They are fun (and a little confronting!) and will go a long way in increasing your personal power, confidence and presence.