Close your eyes for a moment and take 3 deep, slow breaths. Slowly bring your attention to your solar plexus – that area between your navel and sternum.
Do you feel a tight knot there? Maybe red hot with anger or defensiveness?
Or maybe the twittering butterflies of nervousness or anxiety? Or fear?
Maybe your life has been full lately. Too full.
Maybe changes and adjustments to new and different pieces.
Possibly in relationships. Or even a loss of a loved one.
Maybe changes in work. Or a move to a new home.
And an illness or an injury that you are still recovering from.
Are the changes leaving you feeling weak or even reactive? Not your true self – in your own radiant power that shines from within.
The Solar Plexus Chakra
The main obstacle that comes to us within our third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, is STRESS. This chakra is located between your navel and the bottom of your sternum.
This is the home to our light that radiates our personal power and strength out into the world. It’s the awe-inspiring energy of the sun that ignites our power, burning away any blockages that may be getting in our way.
It empowers YOU to be confident, responsible, and reliable…………opening new doors in your life. It supports you in finding the strength to meet challenges and move forward. To take up action, with a strong will and warmth.
You know that feeling within when you are empowered, powerful, and strong. You are grounded and ready to enter your day. You have chosen to make a difference in the world, in proactive ways, not reactive (or even inactive).
I love myself
I am strong and courageous
I feel my own power
I am free to choose in any situation
I am at peace with myself
When this chakra, in the solar plexus, is balanced, we can picture a golden yellow lotus blossom with 10 petals shining with the warmth and light of the sun.
“Your radiance shines in every atom of creation.” Rumi
Healing the Solar Plexus Chakra with Mantra
Chanting a mantra that relates to a Hindu deity associated with this chakra can help you to bring awareness and healing to this chakra, easing your stress and igniting your radiant power, warmth, and light.
To help balance our solar plexus chakra, we can call upon the goddess, Durga. She sits upon her lion or tiger, and battles the forces of evil in the world.
She is invincible, as the protective Mother of the Universe.
Please find the Healing Durga Mantra in my Free Healing Library and chant along with me as you sit in a relaxed, yet upright position.
Before you begin, speak this prayer to the Divine Spirit:
“Divine Spirit, infinite source of life and love, I ask that you support me in bringing balance to my solar plexus chakra. Release and dissolve any negative energies or experiences within this energy center so that I may shine with my own radiant power and strength while I grow into the Light of the Divine to become my highest self. “
Then, begin the Durga mantra chant. Remember to end with a moment of silence and inward reflection.
If you would like, share your experiences with this mantra and the solar plexus chakra in the comment section below. What comes up for you? How does chanting the mantra support you?