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Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit name - Manipura
Location - Behind belly button
Colour - Yellow
Element - Fire

Properties

The third chakra is the solar plexus or sometimes the navel chakra. It’s the centre of our self-esteem, willpower and metabolism. It regulates energy associated with vitality, identity, intention and action. It helps keep the balance between confidence and conceit, bold and foolhardy and self-respect and narcissism.

A balanced solar plexus chakra

When your solar plexus chakra is perfectly balanced you will have unlimited energy and feel impulsive and outgoing. You will feel balanced, have lots of confidence and have great social skills. You feel comfortable in your own skin and have the understanding that you have the power of choice.

A unbalanced solar plexus chakra

Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

The emotional feelings of unbalanced solar plexus chakra include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Insecure
  • Low Confidence (B)
  • Low self-esteem (B)
  • Unassertive

The physical symptoms of an unbalanced solar plexus chakra are:

  • Addiction
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Excessive weight around the stomach (pot belly)
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent gas and constipation
  • Gall bladder and liver problems
  • Hypertension
  • IBS
  • Issues with the digestive track
  • Overweight and obesity

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How to balance the solar plexus chakra

MeditationMeditation

Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

  • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
  • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
  • Take two or three deep breaths.
  • Now visualize a ball of yellow light coming from just above you naval chakra region. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
  • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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CrystalsCrystals

Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

Place the crystal over the solar plexus chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the solar plexus chakra. Generally speaking, use yellow stones.

    • Amber
    • Bronzite
    • Citrine
    • Golden Beryl
    • Jasper
    • Malachite
    • Rhodochrosite
    • Smithsonite
    • Tiger’s Eye
    • Yellow Jade
    • Yellow Tourmaline

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    HeadphonesBinaural Beats

    Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the solar plexus chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

    Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your solar plexus chakra feels out of balance.

    NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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    Massage

    Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the solar plexus chakra.

    Massaging in a clockwise pattern over around the belly button area activates your solar plexus chakra. Use essential oils to enhance the massage.

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    Aromatherapy

    Scents such as lemon, chamomile, bergamot, cedarwood, white lotus and rosemary can cleanse the solar plexus chakra. We recommend this solar plexus chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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    Yoga

    Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the solar plexus energy flowing.

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    Colour

    Wear yellow clothing and surround yourself with yellow colours and objects.

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    Food & Drink

    Yellow foods are best for the solar plexus. Try eating bananas, mango and corn. Drink a herbal tea that contains solar plexus chakra cleansing herbs.

    Man walkingActivities

    Activities that practice self-love is best for healing the solar plexus. Take some spa treatments or a nice warm bath. Going for walks and doing simple exercises everyday help release endorphins which is a hormone that gives us a feeling of pleasure. If you can do this outside. The solar plexus is a fire element and the sun is a perfect source for this. More vigorous exercise such as boxing, dancing, singing will help express any anger you have. Socialise with positive-minded people. Just smile.

    Speech bubbleAffirmations

    These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the solar plexus chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

    • I love the person I am
    • I am worthy of love and kindness
    • I am strong and courageous
    • I am confident
    • I am not intimidated by what others think of me
    • I am honest in my relationships with other people
    • I take charge of my life

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    Fluorite

    Fluorite

    Healing properties, spiritual properties, Fluorite stone benefits and powers, Fluorite meaning and uses explained.

    Fluorite can be found in China, Brazil, India and Madagascar. It can give you the energy to become more motivated and have the ability to achieve your goals in life. Fluorite will strengthen your teeth and bones, and ease throat problems.

    Eye

    Appearance

    Purple, blue, green, yellow or pink

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    This is not a traditional birthstone

    Healing properties of Fluorite

    Fluorite can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Anxiety
    • Clear thinking
    • Communication
    • Confidence
    • Confusion
    • Decision making
    • Focus & Concentration
    • Motivation
    • Negative energy from relationships
    • Nightmares
    • Self-esteem
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Stress
    • Tension

    Physical symptoms:

    • Arthritis
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Digestive problems
    • Dizziness
    • Fungal infections
    • Ganglia
    • Gout
    • Hypertension
    • Insomnia
    • Mobility problems
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatism
    • Shingles
    • Spinal injuries
    • Strengthens bones & teeth
    • Stomach pains
    • Throat problems
    • Tiredness & Fatigue
    • Vertigo
    • Weight gain
    • Weight loss



    Spiritual properties of Fluorite

    The Fluorite will surround you spiritually to let your mind go without being disturbed. If you are learning to meditate then it will help you clear your mind of any ‘chatter’ making it easier to let go.

    Fluorite will help promote psychic wholeness and spiritual development. It also a wonderful crystal for aura cleansing.

    How to use Fluorite

    • Wear your crystal with a pendant or bracelet.
    • Place your crystal in your handbag.
    • Pop them in your pocket.
    • Have them in your wallet.
    • Tuck them in your bra.
    • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
    • Place your crystal underneath your pillow while you sleep.
    • Have your crystal with you on your desk while you work.

    For peaceful dreams place a Fluorite under your pillow to rid of nightmares and bad dreams. It will heal while you sleep and promote a better night sleep.

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    How to cleanse Fluorite

    There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Fluorite.

    Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

    Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Cleansing using the earth

    Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

    DotCleansing with visualisation

    Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

    How to re-energise Fluorite

    After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

    SunRe-energising in the sunlight

    Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

    Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

    Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

    Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

    Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

    Programing your Fluorite crystal

    Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

    How to set your intentions

    Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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    Blue Lace Agate

    Blue Lace Agate

    Healing properties, spiritual properties, Blue Lace Agate stone benefits and powers, Blue Lace Agate meaning and uses explained.

    Blue Lace Agate can be found in South Africa and Romania. This beautiful pale blue crystal can calm communications with others and protect you from the opinions of others. It also has the ability to heal certain parts of the body and aid several medical conditions.

    Blue Lace Agate

    Eye

    Appearance

    Pale blue with bands of white, grey or dark blue lines

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    This is not a traditional birthstone

    Healing properties of Blue Lace Agate

    Blue Lace Agate can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Anger
    • Clarify your thoughts
    • Confidence to speak
    • Focus & Concentration
    • Letting go of old emotions
    • Baby blues for new mothers
    • Self-doubt

    Physical symptoms:

    • Arthritis
    • Headaches
    • High blood pressure
    • Epilepsy
    • Nervous system
    • Skin disorders
    • Itching from insect bites
    • Sore throat
    • Swollen glands in neck
    • Gastritis
    • Hereditary bone deformity
    • Sleepwalking



    Spiritual properties of Blue Lace Agate

    Blue Lace Agate will assist you to communicate with your spirit guide and angels. Due to its power to heal previously unresolved issues, it encourages quiet contemplation that leads to spiritual growth and inner stability.

    How to use Blue Lace Agate

    • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal.
    • For headache release, place the Blue Lace Agate on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
    • For digestive issues and the relief of gastritis place the crystal on the abdomen.
    • To remove blockages in the nervous system and aid arthritis, add Blue Lace Agate to your bath for 15-20 minutes.
    • For all emotional issues place the Blue Lace Agate on the throat chakra (rest on the throat) or if this is difficult, hold the crystal while imagining the troublesome emotion or problem flowing into the earth beneath your feet and being replaced by soothing energy from the crystal.
    • Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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    How to cleanse Blue Lace Agate

    There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Blue Lace Agate.

    Water dropCleansing in saltwater

    Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

    Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

    Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Cleansing using the earth

    Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

    DotCleansing with visualisation

    Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

    How to re-energise Blue Lace Agate

    After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

    SunRe-energising in the sunlight

    Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

    Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

    Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

    Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

    Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

    Programing your Blue Lace Agate crystal

    Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

    How to set your intentions

    Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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    Bloodstone

    Bloodstone

    Healing properties, spiritual properties, Bloodstone stone benefits and powers, Bloodstone meaning and uses explained.

    Bloodstone can be found in Australia, Russia, India, China and Brazil. This dark green crystal can give you the strength and confidence in everyday life. Working with the blood, it also eliminates toxins of the body and aids many medical conditions.

    Eye

    Appearance

    Dark green with small red spots

    Birthday cake

    Birthstone

    March

    Healing properties of Bloodstone

    Bloodstone can assist with the healing of many conditions.

    Emotional:

    • Anxiety
    • Bullying, physical or verbal
    • Confidence
    • Confusion
    • Coping with death
    • Decision making
    • Mothers that have had a traumatic birth
    • Motivation
    • Self-worth

    Physical symptoms:

    • Cold & Flu
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Immune system
    • Infections
    • Inflammation
    • Labour pain
    • Lower back pain
    • Lowers blood pressure
    • Menopause
    • Mosquito bites
    • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
    • Purify blood
    • Skin rashes
    • Varicose veins



    Spiritual properties of Bloodstone

    The Bloodstone works to bring calm, harmonious energy which will help you feel grounded and centred, enabling you to live your life more in touch with the earth and its energy. Helping to bring one’s true spirituality to everyday life, it is perfect for contemplation, prayer and meditation.

    Grounding and protecting the soul, the Bloodstone will heighten your intuition and calm your mind to rid of any mental confusion and negativity. This will then make it easier to make decisions relating to spiritual matters.

    How to use Bloodstone

    • For bullying issues sew a small Bloodstone in your clothing to give courage
    • Wear your crystal with a pendant or bracelet.
    • Place your crystal in your handbag.
    • Pop them in your pocket.
    • Have them in your wallet.
    • Tuck them in your bra.
    • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
    • For a revitalising sleep, place a Bloodstone under your pillow will help stimulate dreaming and revitalise you while you sleep
    • Have your crystal with you on your desk while you work.

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    How to cleanse Bloodstone

    There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Bloodstone.

    Water dropCleansing in saltwater

    Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

    Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

    Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

    Cleansing using the earth

    Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

    DotCleansing with visualisation

    Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

    How to re-energise Bloodstone

    After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

    SunRe-energising in the sunlight

    Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

    Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

    Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

    Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

    Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

    Programming your Bloodstone

    Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

    How to set your intentions

    Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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