11 Signs You Have A Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra

by Yasmin Dadabhay

Our solar plexus chakra is the energy center of our innate personal strength and knowing.

This chakra is the 3rd chakra in our 7 centered chakric system.

Our chakras are the energy centers that tune our etheric field (each chakra also has specific influences on our physical bodies and experience). 

The solar plexus chakra is considered as our personal power center. This energy center has a huge influence over our self-worth, self-confidence, clarity, emotional perception, and expression.

When this chakra is blocked you may experience a variety of imbalances and unwanted experiences.

These experiences are signs that your solar plexus chakra needs some tending to.

Within this article, we shall look into the signs that can indicate that you have a blocked solar plexus chakra.

We shall also briefly explore what is meant when we say that a chakra is ‘blocked’ and offer a few practices that you can consider working with to unblock and rebalance your solar plexus chakra.

What Is A Blocked Chakra?

woman with a blocked solar plexus chakra

We can also refer to a blocked chakra as an imbalanced chakra.

A blockage or imbalance within a chakra could mean that there is some stagnant energy within the chakra that needs to be released or transmuted.

The energy of a chakra can be in excess (overactive)or deficient(underactive).

The energetic blockage or imbalance can be a result of experiences such as trauma, childhood conditioning, and societal subconscious programming.

Blockages or imbalances within your chakras can also be an alchemical part of your journey and part of your souls’ lessons.

Blockages may present themselves as opportunities for introspection and self-healing.

You can dedicate yourself to intentional practices and healing modalities in order to evolve and ultimately expand your consciousness.

Blockages or imbalances in the solar plexus chakra can show up as some of the signs mentioned in the next section of this article.

Signs That You Have A Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra

a woman sitting down experiencing a blocked solar plexus chakra sign

Within this section, we shall delve into 11 of the key signs that you may have a blocked solar plexus chakra.

Read through the signs and try to be totally honest with yourself about what you are currently experiencing.

These signs can be indicative of a blockage or imbalance but you should most definitely trust your intuition and make any necessary lifestyle changes that you feel called to make.

Taking care of your physical and spiritual health is so vital and learning more about your solar plexus chakra and how to care for this energy center can really improve your life experience.

The following are the signs that you have a blocked solar plexus chakra:

Sign #1: You struggle with self-acceptance, self-worth and self-confidence

One of the most common experiences that you may find when your solar plexus chakra is out of balance is a disconnection from yourself. 

This chakra is linked to the expression and embodiment of your personality and uniqueness.

When this chakra is blocked or imbalanced you can be left feeling very confused about who you are and disconnected from yourself.

You may feel blocked off from loving and accepting yourself and this can affect the confidence you have in yourself as well as your self-acceptance and your self-worth. 

Sign #2: Your ego is fragile

The solar plexus chakra is linked to the expression of ego, which can be very simply understood as your sense of self-importance.

A blocked or underactive solar plexus chakra may lead you to think you are not important, special, or valuable.

An overactive solar plexus chakra may have the effect of unconscious expression of ego which can include being completely lost and self-absorbed with no regard for interconnection or authentic self-acceptance.

When this chakra is balanced it can help to bring you into a healthy relationship with your ego.

A healthy ego can look like balance, self-love, radiant confidence, and genuine humbleness instead of jealousy, disconnection or competitiveness.

Sign #3: You often feel like you have a lack of energy

woman with lack of energy because of her blocked 3rd chakra

A blocked solar plexus chakra can leave you feeling weak, tired, unmotivated, and lethargic.

This energy center plays a huge role in the embodiment of willpower and tenacity.

When you have an imbalance in your solar plexus chakra it may seem as though you don’t have enough energy to do everything you want to do or even everything you need to do.

The solar plexus is the chakra that we use to direct our life force energy and so when this chakra is blocked our vital energy flow is misdirected or blocked off. 

Sign #4: You experience control issues

Control issues can range from an obsessive need to completely control others and the flow of life to feeling like you have no control over yourself or your life.

Control is not detrimental when it is approached with consciousness and balance. 

In balance control can be focused, trusting, responsible and self-disciplined.

A blockage or imbalance in the solar plexus chakra can manifest as a variety of struggles and negative experiences surrounding control.

Sign #5: You struggle with authentically processing and expressing your emotions

The solar plexus chakra is the energy center that we use to process raw emotions and translate these emotions into our personal experiences and lessons.

It is a subjective energetic lens that we use to make sense of the world.

When this energy center is out of balance you may find yourself having a hard time with emotions. You may be overly emotional or unable to regulate or make sense of your emotions.

It will be tricky for you to acknowledge and understand the lessons, contrasts, or blessings that come along with some of the more difficult emotions in life.

Sign #6: You feel like you are overly dependant or too independent

The solar plexus chakra is the energy center that has a huge role to play in your self-confidence and value as an individual.

When this chakra is blocked you will be out of sync with your personal power and may struggle with feeling like you are incapable of caring for yourself and creating the experiences and the life that you deserve.

When in a blocked solar plexus state you may feel this way about yourself and you will likely experience becoming overly dependant on others.

When this chakra is overactive you may struggle with relating to others and become overly independent in a way that closes off opportunities for collaboration, connective interdependence, and sharing.

Sign #7: You struggle with mental fog and anxiety

solar plexus chakra symbol over a woman

The solar plexus chakra is an energy center that holds energetic patterns of your deeply ingrained subconscious beliefs.

When your subconscious mind is full of noisy, non-beneficial, and outdated beliefs you will probably experience mental fog or anxiety. 

A noisy mind that is not present to the beauty and power of the self in each present moment.

The solar plexus energy that is imbalanced and blocked can manifest as negative beliefs and a negative mental state which can be one of the causes for the experience of anxiety.

When this energy is center is blocked observing and transforming subconscious beliefs about yourself is key to unlocking this chakra and genuinely knowing and accepting yourself.

Sign #8: You feel stuck and unable to find solutions

A blocked solar plexus chakra can create a feeling and experience of stuckness in your life.

When you are disconnected from your personal power center you may feel a lot of confusion about your life path and your desires.

The lack of energy and inspiration can make it difficult to take inspired action.

You may also find that you have a hard time focusing as well as sticking to a healthy routine and this can make it feel difficult to make necessary changes.

Sign#9: You find it difficult to set or maintain healthy boundaries 

Another sign that your solar plexus chakra is blocked is that you may find it really difficult to set or maintain healthy boundaries.

Blockage within this chakra causes a state of confusion about who you are and your self-worth. You may become unaware of your true needs and desires.

This can make it difficult to know the boundaries that are necessary for your well-being are needed.

Even if you are aware of the boundaries you need to set you may also have trouble maintaining them as a blocked solar plexus chakra can disconnect you from the self-confidence and power needed to maintain these boundaries.

Sign #10: You often feel ashamed and live in victim mentality

When you find that you spend a lot of your time and energy feeling like a victim in your life this can be a sign that your solar plexus chakra is blocked.

When your solar plexus chakra is blocked or out of alignment this creates a disconnection in how you perceive yourself. 

You may feel powerless and as if your life experiences and other people are victimizing you or taking away your power when in fact it is your inner energetic state that is manifesting what you experience.

Sign #11: You may be experiencing health issues related to your digestive system.

Each chakra or etheric energy center also has corresponding physical organs that it can affect.

The solar plexus chakra located within the center of your body in your upper abdomen area corresponds with your main digestive organs.

A blockage in the solar plexus can also manifest a physical health symptom affecting your gut health.

You may experience difficulty with proper digestion, lack of appetite, overeating, and general discomfort and weakness in this area.

Your energetic health can have a huge impact on your physical health and both these intertwined aspects should be intentionally cared for.

Unblocking And Rebalancing A Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra

a woman rebalancing a blocked solar plexus chakra

Now that you have learned more about some of the signs of a blocked or imbalanced solar plexus chakra we shall go on to learn some powerful and enjoyable ways to connect within and heal this chakra.

You may have identified that you have some misalignment in this energy center and be wondering how you can unblock and rebalance the solar plexus chakra.

Committing to one or even better, a combination of the following practices will be sure to help you with this.

Solar plexus meditation 

You can find many powerful guided solar plexus clearing and activating meditations online or you can find creative ways to unblock and activate the solar plexus chakra within your own meditation practice.

You can include visualization, mantras, and mudras within your meditation as a powerful way to tune in and unblock your solar plexus.

Solar plexus affirmations

Affirmations are an incredible and easy way to unblock and rebalance your solar plexus chakra.

You can find out more about how to use affirmation specifically for solar plexus chakra healing along with a comprehensive compilation of powerful affirmations for all your solar plexus chakra needs in this article 85 solar plexus chakra affirmations.

Solar plexus activating crystals

crystals for unblocking the solar plexus chakra

Specific crystals such as tiger’s eye, citrine, carnelian, and amber can be worked with to initiate and enhance your solar plexus healing.

You can wear these crystals, meditate with them or even find a crystal healing practitioner to guide you through a chakra crystal healing session.

Here’s a list of crystals and stones for rebalancing a blocked solar plexus chakra.

Solar plexus activating colors

Colors are light energy that has the ability to interact with your energy body.

The colors that resonate with an aligned solar plexus chakra energy are yellow and gold.

You can easily incorporate these colors into your life by wearing them, decorating your space with them, or creating intentional solar plexus chakra healing art with these colors.

You can learn more about the effect of color on your energy in the article 5 colors that attract money into your life like a magnet.

Solar plexus breathwork

Breathwork is a powerful way to move stagnant energy, transform and direct this energy.

It can be used with the intention to unblock and re-energize through the solar plexus chakra.

You can explore breathwork yourself using widely available online resources of guided breathwork sessions on YouTube or find a breathwork practitioner to work together with and learn more about this powerful healing modality.

It can be really frustrating and exhausting to have a blocked solar plexus chakra but it can also be so empowering to know the cause of a problem.

When you know the cause you can put into practice the solutions and gracefully learn the lessons you need to learn to experience the most embodied, in alignment, energized version of yourself!

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