Chakra Function: The solar plexus chakra represents power within your body; it is a center that creates energy. It has a strong connection to all of the other chakras but it is deeply affected by stress and shock. The third or solar plexus chakra is associated with the sun and connected with the element fire. The fire chakra is located at the level of the physical solar plexus, in the center of the lower ribcage. It is usually associated with personal power, and is the place where “butterflies” can be felt in the stomach when personal power seems to be affected. It’s also associated with the “fire in the belly”, because when balanced, the 3rd chakra supplies the focus and willpower necessary for transformation. The explanation has been given that the task of the solar plexus is receiving information and decisions from the non-material core of the person, from the spirit. From here, the spirit’s impulses are passed on to the brain, the center of our day to day consciousness. Our 3rd Chakra essential oil blend is purposed to help receive and relate the information received from spirit in a balanced way.
Issues of the Solar Plexus Chakra: The third chakra is essentially the Sun of the body. It draws energy from the astrological Sun, which in turn enables the flow of energy throughout the physical body. It could be described as an energy junction that feeds energy out along channels called Nadis, which are similar to meridians. This chakra is where personal power and also fear and anxiety are sensed. An imbalance in the solar plexus chakra may manifest itself in digestive issues, diabetes, ulcers, allergies to food, hepatitis, and/or other liver problems. A person may become hyperactive or hypoactive. Stress, laziness, lack of direction, or lack of patience may develop. Type A personalities often have an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra. Despair, a tendency for violence, quick temper, and lack of empathy are all traits of an imbalanced solar plexus chakra. Dysfunction in this chakra makes people appear unhappy and arrogant. People with an imbalance in their solar plexus chakra may also develop fever, skin rashes, and both physical and mental exhaustion. The solar plexus plays an important part in the perception other people have of the personal self. The more energy one is able to draw through this chakra, the more attractive they seem to others, as there is allowance of the light of connection to shine as a manifestation of natural self-esteem. Balance in this chakra also allows the assimilation of higher wisdom and access to its healing energy. A person with a balanced solar plexus chakra will feel in spiritual harmony, have patience, calmness, healthy assertiveness, and they have awareness of their life purpose. When this chakra is balanced, power is focused in a non-personal way and fear and anxiety are transformed into excitement and purposeful response.