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Signs Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Opening

Things To Be Aware of When It Comes to Your Solar Plexus

The human body has a total of seven chakras. A chakra is an energy point that affects a person's mental and physical health. If you look at a person from top down, there is a chakra for every area from their head to the base of their spine. These chakras each have a different name. Starting at the bottom, we have the root chakra, the sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the third eye chakra, and the crown chakra. 

In this article, we will be focusing on the Solar Plexus Chakra and will be talking about the following:

  • The basics of the solar plexus chakra
  • How to open your solar plexus chakra
  • How to tell if your solar plexus is opening
The solar plexus is responsible for self esteem
The solar plexus chakra is responsible for your self confidence and self-esteem. 

Breaking Down the Solar Plexus Chakra

Learning the Basics of This Chakra and Why It’s Important to Open It


You probably already know about the chakras, but for those who don’t, the solar plexus chakra is located in between the sacral and heart chakra around your upper abdomen. Represented by the color yellow, the solar plexus is related to a person’s self-esteem. So whether you are feeling great about yourself or not, that is because of your solar plexus chakra. 


If you have high self-esteem and consider yourself to be a confident person, that’s great! You probably feel this way because your solar plexus chakra is open and clear. This allows for your energy to be able to pass through without any problems, making you feel better overall. A clear solar plexus chakra allows you to forgive yourself when times are tough and you make mistakes, which is going to happen because no one is perfect. You will be able to learn lessons from these mistakes instead of beating yourself up over them. When your chakra is unblocked, you can be the best version of yourself.


If you are feeling bad about yourself and can’t seem to find any self confidence, chances are your chakra is blocked. When that energy can’t work it’s way through your body, you aren’t going to be able to feel like yourself. You might feel like you can’t identify your purpose in life, and you may feel helpless when you try to figure it out.  When your chakra is blocked, it’s not the best feeling. Who really wants to feel sad and defeated all of the time? No one! 


You won’t only feel off mentally when your chakra is blocked, but you won't feel well physically too. You might feel bloated, nauseous, and may also experience cramping. It might also seem like you are struggling to remember things. You can also experience ulcers or heartburn when the chakra is blocked. 


So, if your chakra isn’t open you won’t be able to go out and live your life to the fullest. You need to have an open chakra to be your happy, healthy and honest self. You can now see why it’s important to make sure this chakra isn’t blocked. In the following sections, we will be talking about ways to unblock it, and how you will know if it is opened and allowing energy to pass through. 


Yoga is good for opening the solar plexus chakra.
You can use yoga and meditation to help you open up your solar plexus chakra. 

Easy Ways to Open Your Solar Plexus Chakra

What You Can Do to Allow Your Energy to Pass Through


If you read the above information, you know why you want this chakra to be clear so energy can pass through. Now that you know the symptoms of a blocked solar plexus chakra, how do you open it? There are a few different ways to open this chakra. You can use chakra stones, meditate, or you can change your diet. Whatever way you choose to fix your alignment is up to you. 


If you are looking to open your chakra by using the stones, certain ones will be best to use for this area. Since yellow is the color used to represent this chakra, it may seem best to use a yellow colored stone to open it up. For this reason, people choose to use Amber, which is good for confidence and clarity. If you are struggling to make decisions, or you can’t seem to believe in yourself, use Amber. If you plan on using the stone method, you can also use yellow tourmaline to help put your chakra back into alignment. This stone is good for getting rid of any kind of negativity, which will help to boost your self-esteem and confidence. 


If using the chakra stones doesn’t appeal to you, you can try meditation and yoga. It always helps if you are experienced with meditation, but don’t worry if you are not. This is very easy for beginners to learn. Whether you choose yoga or meditation, here are a few moves for you to try.

  • Focus on your upper abdomen and picture a yellow sphere representing your energy being in your abdomen. Concentrate on this yellow sphere and try to make it grow wider. Imagine it turning clockwise as it gets larger and let this happen for about 5 minutes. Then, let it be released throughout your body. 
  • You can try the child’s pose if you are planning on using yoga to open up the chakra. Put something soft on the floor and kneel on it. Sit back on your heels and make sure your knees are spread so they are in line with your hip bones. Then lean your body forward so that your stomach is resting on/between your thighs and hold this position for a while. This pose helps to clear the area allowing energy to pass through. 

You can try any kind of yoga or meditation, and it will benefit you. However, certain poses and meditation help this chakra more than others, so you should try to stick to techniques that will help the solar plexus. 


Lastly, if you don’t really feel like doing either of these techniques to open your chakra, you can try changing your diet. You can do this by increasing the amount of fiber you eat and cutting back on sugar and fat. And of course, to unblock your solar plexus chakra, you can eat healthier foods that are yellow. Try adding foods such as yellow peppers, corn, and chamomile tea to your diet. All of these foods will help to get your energy flowing. 


If you are looking to clear your solar plexus chakra, any of these methods should work. You just need to decide which one works best for you. 


An opened solar plexus chakra
Once the solar plexus chakra opens, you will be able to tell because of the many symptoms that occur. Image courtesy of Healer and Creator

How to Tell If Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Opening

Symptoms to Be Aware of When this Chakra Opens


When your solar plexus chakra opens up, you’ll know. You will feel the following symptoms, and then you can be sure it opened. 

  • You might lose your appetite. When your body is shifting to open this chakra, you probably won’t want to eat much. You should be making sure you are eating anyways to get the nutrients necessary for you to function. 
  • You may have sleepless nights. Chances are you will toss and turn when you try to open your solar plexus, but don’t worry, you’ll sleep in peace once it’s opened. 
  • You might experience the shakes. The shakes are normal during this time. Think about it. You are releasing all of this pent up energy when you open a blocked chakra. It’s a change that your body has to adjust to. It’s normal to be shaky and feel palpitations when you open your solar plexus because that’s all of the energy coming through.
  • You might have nausea. It’s normal to feel all kinds of things when you open the solar plexus, and unfortunately, nausea is one of those things. It won’t last forever, don’t worry. Just drink some ginger ale and relax until it’s over. 
  • You may feel light-headed. This is relatable to the shakes. Once again, all that energy is free and able to pass through your body. It takes time for your body to adjust to this shift, and becoming light-headed because of it is normal. If you are feeling dizzy and light-headed, don’t overwork yourself. Make sure to take it easy during this time. 
  • You might get fluctuating energy levels. You won’t be a ball of energy all of the time once you unblock this chakra. There might be days you can’t muster up the energy to do anything, and that’s okay. Fluctuating energy is normal during these times. 

As stated earlier, you will feel a variety of symptoms when this chakra opens up, so don’t worry, it’s normal. Once these symptoms are over, you will notice the benefits from opening this chakra. 


If you read through this entire article and got to this point, hopefully we were able to give you some insight about the solar plexus chakra. Whichever method you decide to try, hopefully it works for you! If not, keep trying different techniques until you find the one that fits!


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Gabby Haduch

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