Stones To Support Solar Plexus Chakra

citrine cluster

This month we will be discussing the Solar Plexus Chakra. The Sanskrit name is Manipura and means lustrous gem.  This is fitting because this chakra wants us to shine our confident, powerful radiant light as the truth of who we are.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located two finger widths above the belly button. The location of our Solar Plexus Chakra is the same location as where our chi is. According to Chinese medicine our chi is the energy that gives us our life force. When our self-confidence is low, it also affects our chi.

The solar plexus is the chakra of our personal power, will and confidence. It governs the stomach, all digestive organs, kidney and bladder. The brilliant golden yellow hue of the Solar Plexus Chakra stimulates our drive to confidently take our power. The Solar Plexus Chakra deals a lot with transformative energies, letting go of the old to make room for the new.

The tone for the Solar Plexus Chakra is “AAA” as in day. The element for the Solar Plexus Chakra is fire and fires the energy of transformation. Some of the deities that work with this chakra are Grandfather Sun, Apollo and Ra.

Our Solar Plexus Chakra is in direct correlation with how we digest and process life. Blocks in our Solar Plexus Chakra can be seen as lack of self-confidence, shyness as well as digestive disturbances.

Essential oils that benefit the Solar Plexus Chakra tend to be spicy, warm or fiery, provoking our power, such as cinnamon and ginger, which both are good for helping digestive issues. Foods that are beneficial for maintaining a healthy Solar Plexus Chakra are warm spicy fiery foods that get the digestive fires moving and golden yellow foods such as zucchini squash, bananas, yellow beans, lemons, yellow tomatoes and spaghetti squash.

Stones that are beneficial for the Solar Plexus Chakra are

  • Amber, which is not a crystal but a resin from a tree, amber helps us to see the beauty within ourselves, everyone and all of life. Amber also strengthens our digestive system, kidneys, bladder, and confidence and helps us to know what we can do to take better care of the Earth.
  • Yellow Apatite, helps with arthritis, allergies, our muscles glands, organs, meridians, nervous system, cellular regeneration, prevents heart disease, cartilage deterioration, weight loss, enhances our psychic abilities, past lives, rebirth and astral traveling.
  • Yellow Calcite, breaks up all blockages and stagnancy, it inspires spontaneity and confidence and helps to release blocks within our digestive system.
  • Citrine transmutes all lower vibrational energies to a radiant golden light. Citrine strengthens our confidence and heightens our mood to a cheery sunshiny disposition. It is also a very powerful protective and manifesting crystal.
  • Heliodor is a helps our digestion, kidneys, opens our chakras and is a great stone for helping us to clearly see the next steps we need to take on our life path, it is a stone of overall well-being, it strengthens optimism, confidence and empowerment. Heliodor promotes physical and mental well-being, it helps with digestive issues, small intestine, eyesight, circulation, brain, spleen, liver as well as strengthening our immune system.
  • Tigers Eye helps bring balance to our digestive system, insomnia, fatigue, asthma, fatigue, broken bones and fracture. It also helps us to stop seeing things from two extremes so we can make a neutral decision; it strengthens our will power, confidence, courage, creativity while releasing fears and anxieties.
  • Golden Topaz is the stone of intention; it also has a high vibration helping to re-energize an exhausted physical body, decreases stress, rejuvenates our physical bodies and strengthens our endocrine system.

Crystals can be used to open, clear, balance and strengthen any chakra, only one is needed and you would hold the crystal on the location of the appropriate chakra for 5-15 minutes. Other ideas you can do to open the Solar Plexus Chakra are to be your powerful highest truest self in every moment, do something that requires you to be your true confident self, dance, do something that would bring you great power, tone or chant “AAA”, visualize your Solar Plexus Chakra overflowing with brilliant shades of golden yellows, meditate with fire energy by gazing at a candle flame or fire.

A great meditation to use to get in touch with the Solar Plexus Chakra and your powerful confident self is to sit in a quiet undisturbed space close your eyes and focus on your breathing, don’t change your breathing just become aware of the in and out of your breath.

  • Now think of a situation in life where you have trouble taking your power.
    • See and feel how it feels to be currently dealing with this situation.
    • How does it make you feel?
    • What does your posture look like?
    • How do others perceive, treat and react to you when you’re not feeling confident?
    • How does your non confident self-react?
  • Now feel and see the same situation but this time feel and see yourself taking your power. Create the whole scenario in your mind’s eye now and ask yourself the same questions.
    • How does it make you feel to be confident and take your power?
    • How does your confident self-react differently from your non confident self?
    • What does your posture look like?
    • How do other’s treat you and react when you are your confident self?
    • How does your non confident self-react?

A helpful thought to be confident and taking our power is not caring what anyone else thinks. The more you practice this meditation, the more it starts to change your vibration from not confident to confident and powerful. Great Spirit created you because you are special and powerful and it is OK to be your confident powerful self in a compassionate understanding loving way. Have fun!

Jennifer VanderWal has been a Melody Crystal Healing Instructor & Facilitator since 2004. She is a Master of the Usui Tibetan Karuna Seiryoku system of Reiki since 1999. She is a spiritual counselor, teaches crystal healing classes & offers a variety of crystal healing techniques at Bodyworks Healing Center.

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