Plants to Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra

Chakra refers to the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. These wheels of energy are believed to spin at different spots along the spine. Although they are aligned with the spine, they spin throughout our core to both sides.

There are 7 main Chakras and many more according to some belief systems. Each Chakra has it’s own colour, like that of the rainbow. To understand more about how light = colour, read the post about Colour Therapy

The wheels of energy vary with each individual and factors such as physical conditions, energy levels, stress, and disease can affect them. They can become unbalanced or blocked resulting in many physical symptoms as well as emotional. Maintaining a balanced Chakra system is vital to our health and well being. 

Manipuri -The Solar Plexus Chakra is located at between our navel and solar plexus. This is our will power centre. Our sense of self and where we are in the universe is associated with this Chakra. It is our get up and go that fires our engines to pursue our goals.

The Solar Plexus Chakra governs:

  • Decision Making
  • Zeal, Enthusiasm
  • Law of Attraction
  • Personality
  • Courage, work ethic

Each Chakra is linked to several different areas of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. They govern over specific areas of our bodies, correspond with our senses, and rule over certain emotions.They are also associated with elements, spirit animals, planets, gem stones and crystals and astrological signs. 

The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with:

Symbol- 10 Petal Lotus
Element- 
Fire
Planet- Saturn
Animal Symbol- Goat
Astrological Symbol(s)- Scorpio, Aries 
Gem Stones- Citrine, Gold, Tigers Eye

Physical– Digestive system, gall bladder, liver, stomach
Psychological- Will
Identity– Ego Identity
Sense- Sight
Right- To act- I DO

Colour- Yellow

A happy, balanced Chakra allows us to experience and express our authentic selves. We are able to find inner peace, tap into our creativity and use our personal powers to achieve our highest aspirations.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the ‘sun’ centre of your body. It is here that we find ego, willpower, assertiveness and strength. While all of these traits can push one to success, they can also drive other emotions and behaviours if it is not balanced. Jealousy, delusion and bossiness can result if we don’t keep this Chakra in check.

Dealing with these issues in this Chakra is important before we move to the heart Chakra to heal and work on compassion.


Solar Plexus Chakra Traits:

Balanced– Dynamic, energized, inspired, strong willed, proactive, warm personality, humor

Unbalanced- Stress, doubtful, uncertainty, fear of rejection, critical of self and others, oversensitivity, self centeredness. 

Physical Ailments– Ulcers, indigestion, eating disorders, diabetes, arthritis

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There are literally thousands of yellow flowering plants you could use in your flower meditation for balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra. Be sure to check out the many garden themes suggested in the Chakra Gardening Category.
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For this first post on Solar Plexus Plants, will look at a few flowering plants that bloom from January to April.

Flowering Plants for Solar Plexus Chakra

Forsythia

Forsythia symbolizes anticipation. It bursts into bloom before the leaves appear on this plant in early spring heralding in the new season.
Use this flower if you are in the midst of pioneering a new project. Allow doubts and second guessing go and let the spirit of Forsythia encourage you to spring forward toward your dreams and goals.

Forsythia ‘Spring Glory’ Photo Credit: Doreen Wynia- Monrovia

Tulip

Yellow tulips hold the energy of cheerfulness. Your sunny Solar Plexus Chakra may need a pick me up from time to time and these flowers are perfect for making that adjustment.
They assist in expressing happy thoughts and sunshine. If you feel blue and low in energy, focus on Yellow Tulips to help raise your vibration.

Winter Aconites

Eranthis Hyemalis always attracts attention in spring. It the dull days before other perennials begin to bloom, these tuberous plants grow like a carpet in garden beds.

Belonging to the Buttercup family, the bright yellow flowers are also poisonous if ingested by humans or pets. However, their showy blooms do command attention and get noticed. If you are seeking power in handling a situation that you are having a hard time dealing with, then sitting with Aconites may help you find courage.

Winter Aconites Photo Credit: Veseys

Hamamelis- Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel has long been cherished for its protective energetic qualities. It’s been used by Shamans to direct negative energy away and is perfect for adding to a bonfire to cleanse and purify an area.

If you feel that you need to guard yourself against negative energy that may be directed at you or you are trying to cleanse your aura after a negative event, Witch Hazel can be burned like white sage and used in the same fashion.
Sit with Witch Hazel and set the intention that you will stay strong in times where you may be experiencing a set back or dealing with others that are in a negative head space.

Hamamelis ‘Arnolds Promise’ Photo Credit- Monrovia

Daffodils

Luck, prosperity and new beginnings surround the symbolism of this early spring flowering bulb. Perfect plants to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra! Embarking on a new venture? Adopting a new routine? Daffodil will help raise your vibration so that you radiate with vitality, energy and light.

It is also connected with temperance and balance. If you are experiencing that your easily angered and impatient, your solar plexus may need to sit with Daffodil to regain awareness of self and to calm emotions of stress.

Vibrational remedies balance inharmonies on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. ~ Maya Cointreau

As in any meditation practice, set up your space for dedicated soul time. To see more on how to create a garden space intended for meditation, visit my post How to create a meditation garden for some design tips.

Once you have everything in place, it’s time to focus on the energy of the flower and establish the connection. When you are ready, use the steps described in the post How to use Flower Energy for Meditation to begin your practice.

Find all Chakra posts in the Chakra Gardening Category

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