holding & cradling the solar plexus

This is an exercise Donna Eden shares in her book Energy Medicine Balancing Your body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality.   She tells us that having gratitude lifts our energy and is good for our health.  We can choose to select one or all the chakras for channeling our gratitude and thanksgiving when practicing this exercise.  Today we will concentrate on the Solar Plexus Chakra.

holding & cradling the solar plexus

Holding & cradling the solar plexusStart by holding your hands over your third chakra (Solar Plexus).

Bring your elbows to the sides of your body, hug and cradle the chakra like a baby.

Holding & cradling the solar plexusBring your mind’s eye into the Solar Plexus and breathe deeply.

Now is the time to send thanksgiving and gratitude to the chakra.

Holding & cradling the solar plexus

The Solar Plexus is often overactive, you can calm it with a ‘shhh’ like you would an infant.

Your body will respond.  Be open to the experience.

Remember you can cradle and express gratitude toward any chakra!

What Does Our Solar Plexus Need?

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in CHAKRAS


The Solar Plexus Chakra is our personal power chakra.   This is the area that defines our ‘self-esteem’.  When the energy of your Solar Plexus is balanced and unblocked, you feel confident, valued, unique and energetic.  The personality that develops during puberty is housed in this chakra which is known as the ‘EGO’.  The unbalanced Solar Plexus energy often has the need to manipulate or to be controlled by others or to be angry.  Because this chakra is a great network of nerves that goes out to all parts of the abdominal cavity and has been sometimes called the ‘abdominal brain’, and can be highly affected by stress.



What does your 3rd Chakra need?  A healthy Solar Plexus vibrates at a frequency similar to the color yellow, therefore adding more yellow foods to your diet can help balance this chakra.  I bet you weren’t aware that a great exercise for the Solar Plexus is using a hula hoop and dancing.  Gemstones for the Solar Plexus include:  Adventurine – balances energy, boosts well-being; Topaz – encourages confidence; Yellow Citrine -lets you access your personal power and Amber (for more details).  What this chakra really loves is a ‘Genie in the Bottle’ belly rub!






The energy of the EEC Power Center is about your personal power and self esteem, manifestation, creativity and feeling centered.  Here are some of the affirmations I have selected from various sources for the Solar Plexus Chakra or your Power Center.  What a better time to wrap up 2012 and start planning to bring in 2013 with one or more of the following affirmations:

affirmationsforpowercenterforwomenI fully step into my power now and trust my inner voice. 

I am worthy of love, kindness, and respect. 

I choose the best for myself and I honor myself.

I appreciate my strengths and I direct my life.

I release old and welcome in the new.

I release all pressure and burdens.

I am at peace with myself.

I am fullfilled and calm.

Amber For Our Power Center (Solar Plexus)

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Our Power Center (EEC Diagram) is located in the Solar Plexus chakra region of our body.  This can also be referred to as the Fear Center.  This center can struggle between feeling very powerful and self-assured to feeling fear and hesitant about self-worth.   If you find yourself in one of those hesitant times, focus on making empowered choices.  One of the more simple choices would be to find some yellow gemstones that resonate with you.  By wearing these powerful gems, or having them in the room with you, at your desk, holding while relaxing, or placing on your solar plexus while meditating, are all ways to increase the positive flow of energy.

Amber is listed as one of the strongest stones for the Power Center;  even though Amber is listed and sold as a gemstone it is actually fossilized resin.   Amber’s healing properties are: powerful sense of health and healing, balancing the emotions, clearing the mind, releasing negative energy, and easing stress by clearing phobias and fears.  All of the following yellow stones can be used with the Power Center of the Body:  citrine, topaz, apatite, yellow calcite, rutilated quartz, tiger’s eye and any other yellow or yellow-green stones that are attracting you!