Today’s meditation is all about the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra is the center of one’s vitality and personal power. Balance your solar plexus chakra by sunbathing, building core strength and doing sun salutations, or blending citrusy essential oils.
The solar plexus chakra is associated with the color yellow and the element of fire. When this chakra is balanced, you feel strong, motivated, and purposeful. Conversely, when this chakra is blocked or overactive, you may feel fatigued, slow, or even impulsive.
Balance your solar plexus chakra with this meditation.
Meditation to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
For this meditation, begin lying down. Scan the body from the top of the forehead down to the tips of your toes, then place your hands on your belly.
First, observe your belly as you inhale and exhale. Notice the gentle rise of your belly when you take a breath in, and observe how it softly presses against your spine when you breathe out. See if there are any tight spots across your abdomen, and invite more breath and energy there.
If you haven’t done so yet, close your eyes. As your eyes fall shut, begin to visualize a warm, yellow light–almost like sunlight–at the center of your belly. Imagine and feel this light whirling in you, and filling you with feelings of motivation and power.
Recognize that this is your solar plexus. Start to shift to a more rhythmic, energetic type of breath, like ujjayi pranayama. Use this breath to build more heat in the body. Feel this heat build up from the pit of your belly, up to your ribcage, and your throat.
As you inhale, imagine as though you are inviting in more feelings of motivation and power. As you exhale, let go of any other negative attitudes that weigh and slow you down.
Then, start to repeat to yourself: I am confident. I am powerful. I am worthy of pursuing my dreams. Continue to repeat this affirmation to yourself for as few or as many times you’d like.
When you feel that your meditation is complete, let go of that image and simply allow your hands to fall across either side of your body. Shift back into a natural rhythm of breathing.
Then, finally, open your eyes.