Chakra balancing has become such a regular part of my routine that I don't always think about new ways to work with them and keep them healthy. Aromatherapy is a great addition to your chakra balancing practice. As we continue on in the series, we're taking a look at the solar plexus chakra today.
The Solar Plexus is located in the abdomen area (think the center of your stomach), and governs the liver, stomach, pancreas, upper intestines, and adrenals. This chakra is associated with the element of Fire and the colors yellow and/or gold, and thus a connection to the Sun. Yellow is said to stimulate intelligence centers in the brain. Often associated with purification, the Solar Plexus helps you to rid yourself of things that are holding you back and make room for new & different opportunities.
This chakra is often considered as "the seat of the Godhead", because this is your personal power base; here, you stand in your truth & resonate with your Higher Self. It is all about the self: the ego, development of personal power, self-awareness, and self-confidence. If imbalanced, you may experience feelings of rejection, depression, fear, and discouragement. This can all lead to self-esteem issues as well.
As with the other chakras, you can use essential oils and aromatherapy to keep your chakras healthy and spinning in the right direction. To improve or maintain a positive self-image, you'll find frankincense, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, chamomile, and rosemary very useful. If you're looking for something that's more physically supportive, try any of the following: peppermint, black pepper, lavender, lemon, ginger, cardamom, fennel, or rosemary. All of these oils help to support digestion.
Are there other essential oils or aromatherapeutic sources you've found helpful when working with the Solar Plexus? Please comment below and share with us!