The 3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus
The 3rd Chakra – the Solar Plexus is located just above the belly button, under the breasts and is characterised as the colour yellow.
It is the centre of self-esteem, your existence, and your source of personal power.
This is where you store your opinion about yourself and the belief in the capabilities that you have. It is associated with the ego and is often where we store criticism. It is the place where your personal power is lost or given away – this action affects your energetic and spiritual wellbeing. Every time you go against your own gut feeling or allow someone else to affect your self esteem or self-worth you are affecting the energy flow through the 3rd chakra.
Psychological symptoms of a blocked or damaged solar plexus chakra include, low self-esteem, addictions, fears, anxiety, lack or memory, poor concentration, and low mood.
Physical symptoms include, digestive issues, food allergies, indigestion, obesity, poor metabolism, stress related skin conditions.
Ways to heal the 3rd chakra relate to taking back your personal power and becoming self-reliant to maintain your own self-worth and well-being.
You can do this in some of the following ways: Be kind towards others, build your own mental resilience, do the right thing, listen to your gut feelings, look at mistakes and failures as a step up, replace perfectionism with self-approval, stop your inner critic, spend time with positive people that make you feel good, stop comparing yourself to others, take a self-appreciation break and enjoy it!
Some affirmations that maybe helpful include:
I am confident in my ability to make my life work
I am confident of the goodness inside of me
I am good for others
I am powerful and capable
I accept the power of my being to produce health, love and joy in my life
I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect
I am worthy of the life that I deserve
I choose goodness, light, and love
I choose healing and happiness
I choose healthy awareness
I chose the best for myself
I do not need validation from others to know my own self-worth
I know my instinctive intuition well and I always listen to it
I validate myself with love
Another way to unblock and balance your chakras is energy healing such as Reiki.
Regular sessions keep our energetic health in order which then flows on to our mental and physical health. If you would like to book in for a Reiki session with Capri you can do so here.