How to Heal Your Navel/Solar Plexus Chakra (increase stamina, control your weight, heal your digestive organs, relieve heartburn)
Can't lose/gain weight? Have heart burn, an eating disorder, or digestive problems? If so, you probably need to heal your Navel chakra.
This post is the third post in a series I'm writing all about healing your chakras. Before you read this post please make sure you've checked out the overview post about your 7 chakras that you can read here: The 7 Chakras: An Overview and How to Heal Your Root Chakra and How to Heal Your Sacral Chakra.
As I mentioned in that overview post, it is important to work on clearing, activating, and healing your chakras from the bottom up so be sure to heal your root chakra and then your sacral chakra before healing your navel chakra, and do not heal the others until these three have been worked on.
How to tell if you need to heal your navel chakra
Your navel chakra is right above your navel. You will know that your navel chakra is off balanced or turned off if you have problems with your appetite and/or eating disorders, stomach, liver or digestive problems, problems sleeping, and are frequently nervous.
Ailments due to a blocked navel chakra:
- Digestive disorders
- Diseases (liver, spleen, gallbladder)
- Nervous disorders
- Stomach ulcers or other ailments
A Healthy Navel Chakra
You'll know your navel chakra is healthy when you have a good appetite and do not have digestive or stomach issues. You will have no troubles sleeping and will be able to manage stress effectively. You maintain a healthy weight as well. You will be able to express your feelings without blocks or shame, you'll recognize what your goals are and you'll understand how to achieve them, you won't have nightmares, you won't have anxiety, and you won't be jealous or aggressive.
There are many ways to heal each chakra. I will go through the common ones that usually don't need a professional. Using a professional is, however, always better. It is the difference between seeing a therapist and venting to a friend. You also might not go see a doctor for a cold and can nurse yourself back to health, but you would see a doctor for a broken arm. Same logic works for energy healing. If you have serious energy blockages that are resulting in severe depression, mood disorders, and other serious illnesses you should see a professional. Healing yourself is more for upkeep and tune-ups of your energy, not complete energy shifts.
Use the following therapies in combination for the best effect.
To activate your navel chakra visualize it moving. Your navel chakra is the third slowest moving chakra (root is the slowest, sacral moves a bit faster, etc), it spins clockwise, and each chakra moves a bit faster as you move upward. Your crown chakra moves so fast you can't tell its moving whereas your navel chakra is just a tad faster than the sacral. You can watching videos/gifs of the speed to help you visualize.
Wearing a rough or tumbled stone against your skin is the best way to ensure the energy will be absorbed. Gemstones work by shifting the energy that passes through it or around it, similar to how sunscreen blocks UV light or how crystals are used in watches and radios. Each crystal shifts the energy differently so use these with purpose.
Yellow gemstones are going to be used for your navel chakra (since it's yellow...). For healing your navel chakra you can use Citrine, chrysoberyl, amber, tiger's eye, and yellow jasper for optimum benefit. There are many other stones that heal your navel chakra as well, but these are the most powerful for it.
For the best result, place the gemstone directly on your skin on the chakra, in this case, your navel chakra is located right above your navel.
The best essential oils to use for your navel chakra are lavender, chamomile, lemon, and anise. The important thing is that you smell it, the how isn't that important. You can diffuse it, put it in an oil burner, use it in a spray (mix witch hazel, water, and a few drops of essential oil), use it as an oil on your body (essential oil is very strong so you need to put it in a base of grape-seed, olive oil, etc.), put a few drops onto lava stones on a bracelet, the options are really endless. Remember that the navel chakra is all about the "I Am" so use these in solo situations such as a bath or when you're home alone.
For effectiveness, use these oils while you also use the other therapies. Combining all of the therapies will be the most effective.
Affirmations harness the power of positive thinking. You're essentially telling yourself over and over what you want to happen in a positive manner. Your unconscious mind is programmed to think how it does, and it can be reprogrammed just as a computer can. If right now your mind is programmed to promote illness, positive affirmations are how you reprogram your mind to promote healing. It's really that simple. Despite the simplicity, however, I've found positive affirmations to be the most powerful method of healing.
Affirmations to repeat right after you wake up and before you go to sleep:
- I let my feelings run freely and trust my spontaneous decisions
- I use my inner strength to make the world a better place
- Through the power of my will, I can reach any goal
You can find others online, Pintrest, or just repeat what you need to hear! I write them on my mirror, use them as my phone background, whatever I can to make sure I see them everyday.
Energy massage is a delicate-touch massage that you can do to yourself or a partner. You intertwine your fingers, laying on your back, and place your hands over the chakra you're working on. Your left hand is on the chakra (energy comes in through the left) and your right hand should be on top of the left. Energy flows through your hand chakras to your chakra. While gently massaging, breathe deeply and visualize the color of the chakra as healing light. For your navel chakra visualize a yellow, healing light illuminating your navel chakra.
Rubbing your hands before you begin stimulates energy. Your navel chakra is located right above your navel, so this is where your hands should be placed. As you breathe... breathe in healing energy and breathe out negative energy. I visualize negative energy as smoke, but everyone's different so do what works for you.
The type of plant will determine how you use it. I usually use tea. For healing the navel chakra drink a large cup of chamomile, fennel, and/or juniper tea twice per day. Juniper is also great when added to wine, but do not drink if pregnant.
Use these healing methods together
As I stated, using all of these methods together will be the most effective. While receiving your energy massage, repeat affirmations, have your stones on your chakra, have the oil in a diffuser, visualize the healing light, and then have a cup of navel chakra tea afterward.
Your navel chakra in your routine
To keep your chakra balanced make sure that you:
- Keep warm when the weather is cold
- Breath from your stomach and not from your chest
- Feel the sunlight (lol) literally, like go sunbathe. The sun heals the navel chakra.
- Wear yellow or put yellow things around you in your life
- Fire also heals the navel chakra, so have a bonfire, light candles, etc
- Listen to Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, or other romantic music
- Make time for interesting things that YOU'RE interested in (remember the "I Am")
- Learn how to express yourself and your feelings (acting classes, therapy, etc)
- Use these during the waxing moon
Make sure you protect yourself before you start any healing work. I wrote a post on how to smudge that you can read here. Make sure you ask your guides/angels for protection as well.
If you have any questions about any of this please let me know!
Recommended books where I learned most of this information from: