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Chakra Exercises for the Solar Plexus

author image Keith Strange
Keith Strange spent more than a decade as a staff writer for newspapers in the southeastern United States, winning numerous awards for his work. He has a B.S. in wellness/sports medicine from Averett University and completed graduate work in exercise physiology. Strange is a former competitive martial artist and holds a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do.
Chakra Exercises for the Solar Plexus
With meditation and visualization, you can help balance your solar plexus chakra. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Chakras are defined as centers of energy that are located on the midline of your body. They are believed to control the psychological well-being of the body, and balancing these chakras is believed to contribute to your overall health. The solar plexus chakra, also known as the navel chakra, is believed to control interactions when asserting yourself in a group setting, and a weak solar plexus chakra can result in indecision and a passive attitude. Likewise, an overly strong solar plexus chakra is believed to result in domineering and aggressive interactions with others. These exercises are designed to help balance your solar plexus chakra.

Visualization Exercise

Sit or lie in a comfortable position and imagine that you have a brilliant glowing yellow light emanating from your solar plexus. See yourself as an innocent young child and talk to yourself as if you were a child. Tell that child that you love her. Breathe in this energy as you perform this exercise while affirming that you’re good to yourself.

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Kundalini Yoga Pose

This exercise is performed while lying on your back. Put both hands under your buttocks to help support your lower back while in this pose. Lift both feet about 6 inches off the ground and point your toes away from your body. Lift your head as far as you can and try to look at your toes. Hold this position for 10 to 20 seconds, and practice taking deep breaths from this position.

Solar Plexus Chakra Exercise

Sit or stand, and place both hands on your upper abdomen directly above your solar plexus. Inhale and as you exhale, press both of your hands into your solar plexus while turning your upper torso and head to the left. As you turn your upper body to the left, twist your pelvis and hips toward the right. Return to the starting position and repeat.

Other Exercises

Dancing, belly dancing or activities like using a hula hoop are believed to exercise your solar plexus chakra, according to AmethystRising.com. Other exercises that are believed to stimulate your solar plexus chakra include rubbing your belly above your solar plexus while using visualization techniques to imagine sunshine emanating from your solar plexus.

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