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Solar Plexus Chakra

Solar Plexus Chakra Symbology


  • 10 petals is symbolic number for starting new.
  • 10 petals represent the vrittis: spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and sadness
  • The center symbol is the letter for RAM the bija mantra
  • The triangle represents the fire element and Shakti, the power of consciousness

General Information

The Location of the Solar plexus Chakra is the Solar Plexus which is right below the chest in the area by the stomach.

The Element & energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra is Fire & plasma energy state

The Color is Yellow

The Body parts & Organs are the Digestive system, liver, gall bladder, skin, muscles, pancreas, and adrenals

The Sense of the Solar Plexus Chakra is the sense of Sight

The activation Sounds are the Bija mantra Ram and the vowel sound ‘ah’ as in father

The Challenge of this Chakra is Shame

The Identity and rights of the Solar Plexus Chakra is the Ego identity and the right ‘to act’.

The Physical malfunctions that can occur from an unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra is Eating disorders; digestive disorders, ulcers; hypoglycemia, diabetes; muscle spasms and disorders; chronic fatigue; hypertension; disorders of stomach, pancreas, gall bladder, liver

The Yoga Poses that can help to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra are Boat, locust, bow, sleeping tiger

The hand Mudra for supporting the fire element in the 3rd chakra is Matangi Mudra – strengthen the breath in the solar plexus and balances the energies of 3rd chakra. Interlace fingers in front of solar plexus and point both middle fingers with the tips touching. Breath into the solar plexus area

The Essential Oils for the Solar Plexus Chakra that support our positive self-image and help us identify with a sense of self-empowerment are frankincense, rose, myrrh, melissa, neroli, elemi, rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, and rosemary. Essential oils that support the digestive tract are peppermint, black pepper, lavender, chamomile, lemon, ginger, cardamom, fennel, bergamot, and rosemary. Oils that lessen nervous tension which stresses the adrenal glands are basil, chamomile, lavender, cypress, hemp, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, marjoram, melissa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang 

Other healing practices: Reiki bio-field clearing to release energy patterns of old trauma; Risk taking, grounding, and deep relaxation for excesses; vigorous exercise, martial arts, sit-ups, psychotherapy to build ego strength for deficiencies. 

Affirmations can be used to support changes in thought patterns of self esteem. See affirmation section

Behavior Characteristics

Balanced Characteristics for Third Chakra:

Good self-discipline
Positive sense of self
Confident warm energetic
Able to take risks

Excessive Characteristics:

Compulsively driven
Use of sedatives


  • Food – no spicy foods, caffeine or other stimulants
  • Activities – Meditate, breath deeply (especially when you exhale)
  • Rest – take regular, relaxing vacations
  • Feng Shui – soft colors and monochromatic themes create a calmer environment. Remove sharp cornered objects or plants with spiky leaves. Add more water in your environment. 

Deficient Characteristics:

Lack of energy
Poor digestion
Tendency to be cold
Tendency toward submission
Low self-esteem,
Lack of confidence 
Weak will,
Poor self-discipline
Use of stimulants


  • Increase the fire in your body – drink hot or warm drinks (avoid cold drinks), eat hot, cooked or spicy foods
  • Risk taking – Practice taking risks. Start small and build. It’s like a muscle and it needs working out. Let go of perfectionism and having to ‘look good’. 
  • Strengthen the will – set daily goals that are reasonable and exercise your will to accomplish them.
  • Physically – strengthen your abdominal muscles through yoga or other exercises.
  • Feng Shui – bring more bright colors into your environment – paint, curtains, even what you ware. Also reds, orange and bright yellow bring more fire. High gloss paint reflects light and moves energy more than flat finishes. Add more light to your space – open blinds and add lights. Have living plants in your house will add to the movement of energy and increases fire energy.

Yoga Classes at the 
Hidden Valley Zen Center

Sandra is offering mixed level yoga classes at the Zen Center on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm Pacific time Click here for more information.

Zoom Yoga Classes

Sherry is  live on Zoom Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Click here for the schedule.

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