Welcome to day #3 of our journey through the Chakras, specifically during pregnancy, birth and postpartum healing. Today, we are covering the third Chakra: the Solar Plexus.
Day 3: Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra governs self-esteem and personal power. There are times during your pregnancy when you may not feel like YOU. Your body is changing and, as much as you can read up on what’s coming, there’s no real way of knowing exactly what you’ll experience. This is my 4th pregnancy and I can assure you – EACH ONE IS DIFFERENT.
Feeling more like an incubator than a person could indicate an imbalance with the Solar Plexus Chakra, and Positive Affirmation cards are a great way to bring back your mojo! I’ve been using the lovely deck below from @therenegademama, Lauren Tannehill. You can pick up a copy of this deck at her Etsy shop, HERE.
This energy center also governs digestion and can be impacted by nausea (think morning sickness). Aside from lollipops, getting some fresh air and “Earthing” help me feel more stable in this area.
Earthing: Step outside in a grassy area and walk around barefoot for several minutes. This exercise helps connect us to Mother Earth, which is very grounding.
Crystals for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Citrine – Whether natural or heat-treated, Citrine is a joyful stone, promoting self-esteem and creativity. Citrine is also a wonderful energy cleanser and assists with dispelling depression.
- Copal (“young” Amber) – Copal is often called “Columbian Amber”, which is around 1,000 years old where true Amber is over 10,000 years old. Aside from promoting wellness throughout pregnancy and the general health of the reproductive organs, Copal acts similarly to Citrine in promoting a positive environment and dispelling depression.
Essential Oils for balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra:
- Lemon or Bergamot – Diffusing citrus scents like Lemon & Bergamot can help dispel nausea and give you a positive mood boost, when needed. Lemon especially is my go-to for a shot of “joy”.
- Ginger – An alternative to citrus scents for assistance with nausea and morning sickness is Ginger.
*Please stick with aromatic use or be sure to dilute appropriately for topical use! Pregnant mommas are super-sensitive to EO’s. 🙂
Tomorrow we’ll cover the Heart Chakra! ❤ Remember to take care of yourselves, lovelies!
Brightest Blessings, -Cory Gunn, CCH
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented here have been evaluated or approved by the FDA and should NOT be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult your licensed physician regarding medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Use your best judgment, lovelies! ❤