Confidence comes from within, but oftentimes it needs a little bit of external guidance to help us unlock the potential that we keep hidden away. If you’re looking for a way to tap into newfound energy and harness your self-worth, working on the chakra for confidence is an excellent place to start!
Chakra healing involves taking time to focus on each of the seven energy centers in our bodies, and invoking their corresponding vibrations through breathing exercises and mindfulness activities.
By harmonizing our internal energies in this powerful way, we can become infused with feelings of confidence and radiate positive vibes.
Let’s dive deeper into chakras so you can take control of your inner strength and build up some healthy self-esteem.
What Are Chakras In The Body?
Chakras are energy centers located throughout the physical body and have been used in ancient healing practices for thousands of years.
There are seven major chakras running from the base of the spine to the crown of your head.
Different chakras correspond to different major organs and offers its own unique vibrations that support different aspects of our lives. By this I mean each one has a different frequency that can correspond to both physical and emotional aspects of our lives.
When these seven chakras are balanced and open, our energy flows freely in a state of harmony. However, when they become blocked or out of balance, it can lead to physical and emotional imbalances.
The chakra system is a tool that can be used to help us understand our own unique vibrational energy and how we are affected by the world around us. It’s a way to connect with our inner selves and tune into the subtle energies that influence our lives.
How Do Chakras Get Blocked?
There are many ways that our chakras and personal energy field can become blocked. Sometimes it is due to a traumatic event, sometimes through stress, an accumulation of negative thoughts, or emotional conflicts. Other times it can be due to a physical imbalance such as an injury or illness.
When we’re feeling low on confidence, it’s thought this is due to an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra (also called Manipura).
The solar plexus chakra, or Manipura, is located in your stomach area. It’s responsible for confidence and self-esteem, as well as helping you feel in control of your life.Healthline.com
When a chakra is blocked or out of balance, it’s important to find ways to unblock it and restore balance.
What Emotions Are Stored In The Solar Plexus?
The chakra for confidence, otherwise known as the solar plexus chakra, is the third chakra. It corresponds to the element of fire (as in earth, wind, water, and fire).
The location of the chakra is in the abdominal area just above the belly button, running up to the sternum.
A balanced solar plexus chakra is associated with emotions such as self-confidence, emotional balance, and a sense of security. It’s also linked to feelings of enthusiasm and joy and represents your source of personal power and healthy self-esteem.
In addition, when this third energetic center is balanced, we can tap into our gut instincts, our inner strength and express ourselves with ease.
What Happens When Your Solar Plexus Chakra Is Blocked?
Imbalances of the solar plexus chakra can mean you experience physical symptoms, such as fatigue and not much energy, as well as digestive system disorders, like nausea and bloating.
Additionally, an article on the Bio-Kplus website talks about other physical symptoms. It says, “This blockage can sometimes lead to solar plexus pain. While this pain may be centralized to nerve fibers around the solar plexus area, you can also experience: chest pain, stomach pain, anxiety, intestinal contraction, painful sensations in the upper abdomen or even severe abdominal pain.”
Even physical problems like weight gain, diabetes and hypoglycemia are linked to a solar plexus chakra blockage!
Mentally, you may feel disconnected from your inner power and sense of self-worth and find that you have trouble making decisions.
On an emotional level, you can feel a lack of purpose or lack control in your life or have control issues, or undergo confusion or fearfulness in decision-making. You could be stuck in negative thought patterns, a fear of rejection, or be unable to face challenges due to having a lack of self-confidence. You may also experience anxiety or depression.
Fortunately, there are several ways to balance your third chakra and tap back into that powerful source of confidence within, as you’ll see in the next section.
What Unblocks The Solar Plexus Chakra?
There are several easy, different ways to realign your energies so you can regain control over your emotions and feel more confident.
To help bring the solar plexus chakra into balance, start by incorporating some simple lifestyle changes that focus on self care and nurturing your inner strength.
This includes eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains; doing regular exercise and getting enough sleep; spending time outdoors connecting with nature; and engaging in creative activities like painting.
You’ll also want to be mindful of how you think about yourself—this can be as simple as giving yourself positive affirmations throughout the day or using journaling and visualization to create new beliefs around self worth. Affirmations are statements you say out loud or repeat quietly that help bring positive energy into your body; some examples include “I am strong” or “I am enough”.
Here are 10 powerful solar plexus chakra affirmations to get you started:
- I completely accept myself and I am worthy
- I am in control and make decisions easily
- I am worthy of happiness and everything good in life
- I am calm and capable
- I create positive changes in my life
- I am important and worthy of success
- I am perfect, whole and complete
- Everything is in my reach
- I successfully overcome all challenges
- I am stronger than my fears
Meditation helps bring awareness to each individual chakra—especially the root and solar plexus—and allow us to identify any areas which may be blocked and in need of some extra attention.
Taking the time to focus on your breath helps to create a sense of inner peace and relaxes the nervous system, allowing more energy to flow through the Manipura chakra.
Visualization techniques are also a great way to help open up the chakras, as we can imagine our energy radiating out like sunbeams. We can visualize it being released from any tight or sore spots in order to energetically cleanse the body.
Visualisations can also involve imagining yourself in a safe place filled with positive energy that will help you build confidence.
Physical activity such as walking, hiking, or dancing is a great way to get your body moving and open up blocked energies in the solar plexus chakra.
Another effective method of activating and balancing the chakras is through yoga poses that directly target each area. By gently stretching particular muscles, we can create more space for energy to flow freely throughout our bodies and get back on track toward feeling confident again.
You can also try yellow wearing crystals that aid in the opening of the manipura chakra such as Citrine (see it online) or Yellow Jasper (see it online).
Crystals are thought to have healing properties, so it can help to wear them or keep them close by when you’re doing your practices. Using these crystals may help to clear any blocked energy in the solar plexus area and get you back on track toward feeling confident again.
The bottom line is that if you want to be more confident and regain your personal power, try working on opening and balancing your solar plexus chakra.
This can be done through various wellness practices, such as meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, and crystal therapy. Experiment with different techniques until you find what works best for you.
And then, don’t forget to give yourself credit for the important role you played when confidence comes more naturally – it’s a result of your hard work!