“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
- Joseph Campbell
As the summer months heat up, and energetic shifts are occurring, it’s bringing us back to the heat in our own body - our fire, our power. The Solar Plexus Chakra is located just below the sternum and above the navel. It is the distribution place of our energy. Represented by the color yellow, it symbolizes the heat and power within us, much like the sun. It is the ability to express your deepest self. To feel the power of your soul come to life.
Blocks are physically presented through digestive issues, fatigue, muscle spasms to name a few. Anger and shame are the most detrimental factors for the third chakra. Blocking anger and allowing shame to set in can create a downward spiral that lowers your vibration to a place of defeat, or what can feel like defeat. When experiencing these emotions it is so important to allow these things to be acknowledged and released. To minimize or ignore (or erupt) is our own way of self-sabotage. The truth that lies beneath all of that is what can release the limits we put on ourself and our power, and allow our true self to shine.
When blocked, energy can build up and turn against ourself due to lack of expression. When deficient in this chakra, one can experience weakness or a sense of depletion and lack of self-discipline. When excessiveness sets in, acceptance from others is looked for and your focus can become obsessive, therefore being unproductive. To be open and active, set goals and a balance plan. Keep focus in the direction you wish you go.
Know you can accomplish anything your soul is destined for. Be conscious that every lesson is a part of your purpose. It is accepting the responsibility of your actions and being proactive with your efforts. Know that the universe is working with you to create a life you are dreaming of, even in the corners where doubt lies. Let go of fear and ignite a playful energy that helps you explore your aspirations and how to accomplish them.
Purpose: Personal Power & Energy
Lack of Energy
Basic Rights: To act and be an individual
The power is within you - to be yourself, in an open and free way. When experiencing signs of blockages in this chakra try these 3 ways to bring that balance back:
Heat up your power by heating up your body. Self-discpline and regular practice is not only good for your physical body but also your confidence. Include core exercises that target your upper abdominals.
2. BREATH OF FIRE
Start by sitting up tall or standing, lengthening your core area up to your heart. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Imagine your belly fills up with air during the inhale and use your abdominal muscles to push the air out during the exhale. Start with three short, quick inhales and one loud exhale (yell if you have to - or imagine you’re breathing out fire). On the first inhale sweep your arms by your ears, on the exhale, sweeping your arms down by your sides, and one more inhale raising your arms. On the exhale let go of everything by forward folding sweeping your arms down by your ankles. It sounds a little something like - inhale, inhale, inhale, AHHHH.
3. SET MINI GOALS:
Start small to think big! Make a list of goals you want to accomplish this week (maybe include 1 and 2 from above). It is important to set goals and have the will and discipline to keep on track and follow through with what you have envisioned.
Try these Detox products:
Keep your water close while you spend some time exercising.
Sprinkle a little Spirit Dust into your water.
Support a healthy digestive system.