The seven chakras of the body are concentrated energy “wheels,” or vortexes, which are said to correspond to certain nerve bundles and major organs in the body. When each is open, and functioning at its highest capacity, the ability to heal, access intuition, and align with desired outcomes is more easily attained.
Opening these chakras will benefit your mental, emotional, and spiritual health, while crystal pairings will make it easier to tap into each chakra's unique energy.
What is the Solar Plexus chakra?
The Solar Plexus chakra (Manipura - navel chakra) is the third energy center of the 7 chakras. It's represented by the color yellow and is located in the upper abdominal area, a few inches above the belly button and below the heart.The Solar Plexus chakra is at the center of the physical and energetic body, thus it is responsible for power and self-confidence. An imbalance in this chakra may cause poor digestion, insecurity, trouble with trusting others, and indecisiveness. People with a balanced solar plexus chakra are usually self-motivated, confident and driven by a sense of purpose.
5 Healing Crystals to awaken your Solar Plexus chakra
Citrine is an incredible stone to utilize for Solar Plexus work. This beautiful crystal shields from outside energies, activates intuition and increases confidence. When your Solar Plexus is out of balance, working closely with Citrine’s energy may reduce the symptoms and promote motivation through creativity, positivity, and focus.
2. Blood Stone Bloodstone is another great tool during the Solar Plexus healing journey. Bloodstone is great for lower chakra work as it deals more with the physical/material aspects of being grounded and promotion of blood flow (and essentially energy flow) in the body. This crystal is ideal for purification and harmony between energy centers as well as the mind.
3. Tiger’s Eye While dealing with blockages of the Solar Plexus, Tiger’s Eye is notable for its properties of courage, speeding up metabolism, and in the ancient world... warding off curses! Tiger’s Eye reminds us to stay confident and find our personal power. When this crystal is working at its highest capacity one can expect more energy and confidence to work toward goals.
4. Pyrite Pyrite is an astounding crystal to utilize while working with the Solar Plexus Chakra due to its ability to deflect harm and/or negativity. An unbalanced Solar Plexus chakra may cause feelings of inferiority or insecurity, which Pyrite will help resolve. It also inspires creativity and leadership, helping one feel more in control.
5. Malachite This incredible crystal, Malachite, is beneficial in transformation, protection and abundance. During the healing process of the Solar Plexus Chakra, it is common to come across feelings such as distrust and indecisiveness but Malachite promotes the surfacing of any repressed feelings, allowing for transmutation to take place.
In Solar Plexus healing work the main focus should be build confidence, self-esteem and personal power. Certain healing crystals (like those mentioned above) can be essential tools because their properties compliment the energies of the Solar Plexus chakra. By tapping into these energies and utilizing them during healing, chakra work can become a simple, yet powerful self-care routine.
Written by Brianna Colon for Good Juu Juu