Friday, March 16, 2012

Cleansing The Solar Plexus

The solar plexus energy centers sits in the lower belly.  The actually placement will vary for each person, but it is most often just above the navel.  This is the area that people refer to when they have a ‘gut reaction’ to something.  Your solar plexus is the seat of your will and your ego.  It is believed that the energy of this chakra starts to develop during puberty; which is when many start to develop their own sense of who they are and how to express themselves or personal power.
Dysfunction in the solar plexus can often start at the time of puberty, especially if there is trauma or serious injury during this crucial time of development.  But this is not the only way the solar plexus can get out of balance.  Any time that you start to feel issues with your personal power, sense of belonging, or your place in life this can lead to issues with the solar plexus.
Often dysfunction in the solar plexus can lead to serious physical symptoms.  The solar plexus energy rules much of the digestion system and imbalances can be reflected in stomach and digestion problems.    Eating disorders, diabetes, cirrhosis, and intestinal tumors could all be connected to energetic imbalances in the solar plexus.
There are things that you can do to start cleansing the solar plexus.  The first step is with meditation.  Within meditation check your root and sacral chakras to see how the energy is flowing in these areas.  The root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras are all connected to your foundations of life.  If you have imbalances in any of these three chakras it will be harder to get your upper chakras also flowing in balance.
Once you have a good idea of your energy levels you can start to go physical movements to get the energy flowing in your solar plexus chakra.  Things are simple as abdominal exercises and core strengthening exercises will help to tone the energy in your solar plexus and help bring balance.  Twisting the core of your body with dance, hula hooping and other exercises will also get energy moving.
The color of the solar plexus is yellow.  If you want to do an herbal cleanse remember this color and pick herbs that are not only associated with yellow, but with the energy of the solar plexus.  One herb that is excellent for stimulating the solar plexus is chamomile.  This can be used in a bath or in tea form.
Learn more about how to release solar plexus chakra energy