As an intuitive physician who works every day to help my patients balance their chakra energy, I have to be aware of and diligent about my own chakra balance.
I personally tend to have solar plexus chakra challenges…
…that’s the chakra I generally need to spend the most time on.
So… after years of working with chakra energy, I’ve developed my own personal routine to support my own chakras so that I can be the best I possibly can be for others.
And you can do it to. Here’s how:
Every morning when I wake up, I spend a few seconds running through my chakras from root to crown and sending love to them, re-aligning them to their fullest potential.
Today, after I got out of bed, I decided to capture this morning routine in a painting, so that others could run through their chakras systems too and be reminded of all the good, all the love, all the Divine support that surrounds us all day long.
Here is a peek at what I did:
1. First, I painted a background of energy radiating out of a silhouette of a person in sitting meditation:
2. I filled in the figure of the person with white gesso and worked in some beautiful spiralling, grounded energy rooting their soul into the floor:
3. Then I had fun adding the chakra energy, swirling and whirling in divine order:
4. I added some more details to the chakras and the background colors…
5. … and then I used permanent ink and stamps to add the chakra affirmations that I personally use as I align my chakras each day:
Simple, sweet, powerful… each chakra has its own divine strengths to give!
6. Then I painted the words in by hand:
And this is the end result! Empowering…
I am safe
I am creative
I am strong
I am loved
I am expressive
I am connected
I am Divine
If you could use the daily reminder, I’d be absolutely thrilled to sign this and send it to you personally.
PS — are you a solar plexus person too?
Do you have:
- irritable bowel issues
- weight struggles (either over or underweight)
- binge eating
- self-worth issues
- stomach ulcers
Here are my tried-and-true 12 easy ways to balance out the solar plexus charkra:
It comes down to this — you feel empowered through the choices you make.
Solar Plexus peeps tend to struggle between feeling very powerful and self-assured to feeling worthless and hesitant.
When in those hesitant times, focus on making empowered choices.
Instead of making choices based on nerves or fear, consider answering this questions “Which option will empower me more?”
If it will empower you, force yourself to go in that direction.
If I am making choices based on the knot of worry in my stomach, I stay stuck.
If I ask the hard questions of what would be the most empowering choice… I usually come up with something that isn’t the easiest path or the most comforting, but it’s the path that ultimately feels best as my self-worth grows and the knot in my stomach holds less power.
It may seem counter-intuitive… as solar plexus peeps often are the ones that feel the most introverted or shy.
But if you struggle with solar plexus issues, I can pretty much guarantee you that you’d feel better if you stepped out further into leadership roles.
It is a wonderful cycle of self-empowerment and growth.
You step out into the forefront where it is uncomfortable, and that boosts your confidence which in turns allows you to take on larger and larger roles.
Pretty soon you are so empowered you are on fire!!!
Step out and let your hidden strengths shine… I guarantee you will feel stronger after you’ve done it then you did going into it.
Solitude can be a great way to self-soothe when you need the space to off-gas some chakra imbalance.
Often for solar plexus peeps, solitude is bliss.
Especially if you combine solitude with Earthing (grab my free eBook about Earthing at the top of the sidebar to the right for instructions on how!) you will feel supported and empowered on a level that runs much more deeply then you are used to.
4. Trying New Things.
I hate this one but it is true.
Much like the “leadership” idea, trying new things leads to feeling empowered and knowing your true self-worth and adaptability.
It gives you confidence in your own resilience, which is the bottom line NEED for all solar plexus peeps. Often this is what we resist most.
The truth is you can’t wait to magically *feel* empowered enough to try new things… you try new things first and feel empowered as a result.
I need to tattoo this one across my forehead
5. Core Strengthening
Anything that strengthens your core muscle group will strengthen your solar plexus chakra — the classic for this is pilates.
Since I am too lazy for pilates I do the next best thing, yoga and some sit ups.
But don’t be like me… go for the pilates and you’ll have your core strengthened in no time and your solar plexus breezing right along with that inner strength.
6. Martial Arts
Similar to pilates, this is a great core strengthener that also happens to be self-empowering as well.
I did karate with my family all through high school (thank you mom and dad!!!) and got up to my green belt 🙂 It really helped me feel stronger during those self-conscious teenage years.
You don’t have to be a kid or a teen to take karate — both my parents started in their 40′s and loved it too!!!
Seek out your local martial arts center and give your solar plexus a boost!
7. Honor your Gut Knowings
The solar plexus is where we receive some of our most powerful intuitions — those gut “knowings”.
In retrospect, the reason I had such a solar plexus blockage growing up is that I was holding back some extremely powerful intuitive mojo — I just wasn’t ready to handle the power of my intuition yet.
I needed to get through the conventional world of medicine and clinical training before I could unleash and really process the good stuff, those intuitive knowings.
If your solar plexus is blocked, there is a good chance you are intuitively powerful too.
Honor your gut knowings for the factual and dependable and powerful information that they give you — never brush off your intuitive understandings.
To me, intuitive understanding is more reliable and more solid than any other factual or mental reasoning one can do.
8. Praise Your Poop
I’m serious! Most solar plexus peeps have either constipation or diarrhea or both (IBS.)
It took me years to release chronic constipation… and here’s how I did it: an energy healer once told me to give yourself a mental “high-5″ every time you poop because you are literally DUMPING off old unwanted emotional baggage.
Out with the old, in with the new.
It’s so true. Every time you poop, know you are unloading outdated baggage, old mind-frames that no longer serve you, and allowing room for the new.
Ever notice that when you exercise more regularly you poop more regularly? That’s the power of getting that solar plexus area mobilized! Look at pooping as the powerful release that it is!
9. Creative Arts
Visual arts and creativity feel very empowering.
Do you think it is a coincidence that I am an artist as well as a physician, and that the solar plexus just happens to be my weakest link? It’s not.
Creating art and painting has always been incredibly soothing to me and a way for me to express myself and not shy away from my inner power.
Painting canvas after canvas all through med school, motherhood and beyond has helped balance my solar plexus chakra as well as anything else I have ever done. And as you can see in the first part of this blog post, I’ve kept at it. I continue to create and to paint during the best of times AND the worst of times.
Grab a canvas, some paint, a pencil, a pen, a camera… it doesn’t matter what you do, just do it!
10. Gems: Citrine and Tiger’s Eye.
Citrine and Tiger’s eye gemstones resonate with the solar plexus chakra and can help mobilize and balance it.
Just having these powerful gems in the room with you, on your desk at work, or holding it while you earth, relax, or read (or even placing it on your solar plexus while you meditate!) are all fabulous ways to increase the flow of energy through your solar plexus chakra.
11. Fiber rich foods
Solar plexus issues can work either way — either you are nauseous and don’t want to eat or craving comfort and could eat all day long.
Either way, the name of the game is to regulate these imbalances and one way to do that is to eat lots of fiber rich foods, like fresh fruits and veggies, so that you feel full and have stuff for your bowels to process and release excess energy.
Ditto to the above… keeping your body and your bowels well hydrated will help regulate your pooping, give your gut plenty of healthy stuff to process while off gassing any energetic imbalances.
Fresh fruit, veggies, fiber supplements, water — these are your bowels best friends.
I hope these ideas help some other solar plexus folks out there!
I’m right there alongside you… taking the time daily to balance and re-balance my solar plexus! xoxo