Solar Plexus Chakra
The chakras are energy centers in the body that map out what thoughts affects certain parts of our energetic body. When a chakra is out of alignment it can affects us mentally, physically, and spiritually. As a Reiki Practitioner I've helped my clients bring those energy centers into alignment and taught them life long practices to keep their chakras balanced. Although science has not yet adopted the chakra system, my clients and myself have greatly benefited from this.
The solar plexus chakra represents the color yellow. It is the third chakra of the seven chakra system and is located above the navel and in the solar plexus. The Solar plexus is associtaed with the stomach, the adrenals, and the pancreas. It helps bring balance to the energy regulation in your body.
I like to call this the "Self Esteem" chakra. It becomes unbalanced through low self esteem, perfectionism, criticism, shame, or if we feel like we have a lack of control of our life. Growing up I had an eating disorder due to a low self esteem, and from having a perfectionist mentality. I noticed that during this time my metabolism slowed down which created symtoms like cold extremities, tiredness, depression, difficulty concentrating, and stress. My energy and body regulated once I learned self acceptance and diligently practiced self awarenss.
When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced it gives us lots of energy to help others and strengthens our ability to presue our life purpose. Tips and tricks to opening the Solar Plexus Chakra, is praciting self accpetance, meditation, breath work, qigong, becoming less judgemtnal, letting go of negative self talk, and practicing self love. When we practice selffulness we fill up our own cup and can share this state of being with those around us.