The Solar Plexus
Reiki and the Solar Plexus
The solar plexus chakra is located in your upper abdomen between your belly button and your ribcage. It is your power chakra, it affects your self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, and it is also the centre of your willpower. The colour associated with the solar plexus is yellow. The element for the Solar Plexus is fire.
The solar plexus is associated with the digestive organs and metabolism, processing energy and giving you the zest you need to get through your busy day.
When out of balance, symptoms may include low self-worth, issues with addiction, anger towards others, absence of willpower, weight struggles, binge eating, and low self-confidence.
Physical symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus may include constipation, stomach ulcers, diabetes, pancreatitis, hepatitis.
Healing foods: yellow foods such as yellow and orange peppers, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, lemons, yellow lentils, and pineapple.
Healing exercises: Speed walking, hiking or jogging. Core strengthening exercises such as hula hooping, yoga or pilates. Aerobic exercises or spinning. Dance, fast movements that fuel that fire in your belly! Wear a yellow shirt or sweater. Lay down or sit in a meditative posture and place your hands on your solar plexus, close your eyes and envision a bright yellow circle spinning over your solar plexus.
Healing affirmations: I honour myself. I love and accept myself. I can achieve anything I desire. I am confident in all that I do. I believe in myself. I deserve a wonderful life. I stand up for myself. I deserve to be loved by those around me. I choose health, happiness and healing.
Healing Modalities: Reiki
Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the light touch of the hands, allowing the flow of energy from a limitless source to the recipient via the Reiki practitioner.
When Reiki is performed on the solar plexus it releases negative energy, leading to feelings of empowerment, confidence, a sense of who we really are, and strength.