How To Open Your Solar Plexus Chakra

Chakras refer to seven different energy centers in your body, which each have their home at different points along your spine and are said to control different organs and different energies and spiritual aspects of who you are. The solar plexus chakra is aligned with your abdomen, right below your diaphragm (via Mind Valley). It is said to be the seat of your personal power, so if you are feeling like you are having trouble setting boundaries and standing up for yourself, or if, conversely, you are lording over people and pushing others around, it is possible your solar plexus is out of alignment or blocked. 


Physically, your solar plexus is said to be responsible for the healthy functioning of your stomach, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands. In the event that you are feeling discomfort or pain in your abdomen, or if you are having issues with digestion or problems with any of these organs, making an effort to "open up" your solar plexus chakra might be a good idea to help your toward healing.   

Healing modalities for the solar plexus

So how do you go about unblocking and balancing your solar plexus? There are many healing modalities geared toward helping to bring your chakras into alignment. If you are seeking to try something at home first, you might consider using crystals and stones thought to support this particular energy center (via The Law of Attraction). Amber, which is orange-yellow in color, matches the color associated with the solar plexus, and can help with both mental clarity and confidence. Citrine is also the same color as the energy associated with this chakra, and it is said to boost confidence as well as bringing luck and good fortune. Yellow tourmaline is also a good choice, as it is used for banishing and blocking negative energy, while allowing healthful, abundant energy to flow.  


Another at-home solution is to burn incense or use essential oils that help with this particular energy (via GoodNet). Saffron, musk, sandalwood, ginger, and cinnamon are all said to help clear the solar plexus. Doing this while repeating mantras or affirmations about personal power can be empowering. 

If you are seeking a professional service, acupuncture, acupressure, and energy healing like reiki can all be used to help align the energies of your chakras; make sure to discuss your medical history and needs and your expectations and concerns with any practitioner prior to engaging in treatment.