The solar plexus chakra is the third chakra within your energy body.
This chakra governs our perspective and experience of ourselves and our relation to the world around us.
The solar plexus is the chakra of willpower, personality, and a genuine sense of purpose.
We have learned about the general signs of a solar plexus chakra blockage in the article 11 Signs You Have A Blocked Solar Plexus Chakra, but in this article, we will explore the causes as well as the signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra.
We will also offer suggestions on how you can intentionally rebalance an overactive solar plexus chakra.
What Causes an Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra?
When a chakra is overactive it means that although there is plenty of energy within the chakra the energy is flowing in a non-harmonious way.
The energy flowing through an overactive chakra is chaotic and lacks balance, beneficial intention, and direction.
The main causes of an overactive solar plexus chakra are emotional and psychological imbalances.
An overactive chakra can be a result of emotionally chaotic experiences from childhood or traumatic experiences during adulthood.
Emotions from traumatic experiences can cause an energetic reaction which leads to overactive and imbalanced energy within the solar plexus chakra.
An overactive solar plexus chakra can also be a result of mental disharmonies such as insecurity, depression, and anxiety.
When this chakra becomes overactive it can be an attempt to mask or cope with the experience of mental and emotional disharmony.
To better understand how the solar plexus chakra can become overactive here is an example to consider: A person is experiencing a situation where he is often victimized and so over time he becomes overly assertive as a defensive or coping mechanism to being victimized.
When you are in an overactive solar plexus state although you may seem overconfident or super-powerful this energy is flowing without positive intention.
It may be tricky at first but the first step of dealing with and healing an overactive solar plexus is to be fully honest with yourself.
You have started by learning about the signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra and if you identify that you do have this imbalance try to be humble and graceful in accepting that you need to integrate practices to manage and balance your solar plexus chakra energy.
Rebalancing this energy center will ultimately improve your relationship with yourself, those around you, and your experience of life in general.
7 Signs Of An Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra
These are some of the key signs that your solar plexus chakra is overactive:
Sign 1# You constantly need to be in control
One of the clearest signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra is control issues.
When this chakra is overactive you will likely be in a state where you feel it necessary to try to control everything and everyone that you can.
When this energy center is overpowered your focus will be misdirected from taking responsibility for your personal power.
You will instead misuse your power by trying to control situations and people.
Sign 2# You may have a superiority complex and be dominating
When this chakra is overactive, the excess of powerful energy can actually develop into a superiority complex.
This is when you think and feel like you are much better than other people.
When a chakra is overactive this is usually to compensate for blockage or lack within another area in your energy field.
We can unconsciously develop a superiority complex to compensate for or to mask insecurity.
Sign 3# You are critical and judgmental
Another sign that your solar plexus chakra is overactive is that you will become quite critical and judgemental.
Because this chakra is related to your relationship with yourself and self-acceptance when this chakra is overactive it can cause you to become more internally critical and judgemental of yourself which you may mask by criticizing and judging others
Sign 4# You often experience turbulent emotional states
The solar plexus is linked to how we perceive emotions and when this energy center is over-energized, imbalance in this way can lead to the experience of turbulent emotional states.
You may find that you swing between high highs and low lows. This is because of an overactive solar plexus.
Although this chakra is open, the energy is misdirected and imbalanced. This can distort the original traits of the solar plexus chakra into exaggerated experiences.
When this chakra is overactive you will tend to perceive emotions with extra intensity and sometimes disproportionately to the experience you are processing.
Sign 5# You are easily irritated and angered
Another sign that your solar plexus is overactive is that you are generally more easily irritable, angry, and aggressive.
When this chakra is overpowering it makes our reactions more impulsive which can cause a lot of frustration. This imbalance can result in turbulent emotions, dominating, and judgemental tendencies.
This chakra resonates with the element of fire and so when this fire is not properly tended to, wild reactions of irritability and uncontrolled anger will be quite common.
Sign 6# You are very competitive
When this chakra is overactive you may become very competitive.
You will likely be competitive even in areas of your life where it is really not necessary and even detrimental to mental health and relations.
Trying to do your best at everything you engage in isn’t a bad thing but the intention of trying to be better than another and constantly comparing yourself to others is not healthy.
Using comparison as an indication of your success and happiness is a distorted perception of unhealthy competitiveness caused by an overactive solar plexus chakra.
Sign 7# You expect perfection
An intense need to appear perfect in everything and have everything go your way is another sign of an overactive solar plexus chakra.
This unhealthy level of perfectionism is an attempt to mask your unintegrated and unaccepted vulnerabilities and “imperfections “.
When your solar plexus chakra is overactive this can cause you to become fixated on being a certain way instead of accepting, loving, and being confident in your natural human state that includes both light and shadow aspects.
Ways To Rebalance An Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra
When you have an overactive solar plexus chakra it can be difficult to accept that you are living life from this imbalanced state.
Your ego may rear up defensively but if you take a few breaths, tune into a grounded state, look at the information on the signs of an overactive solar plexus chakra, and most importantly consult your intuition and higher self-perspective.
Ask yourself: am I living life in the most balanced and beneficial way for myself and those that surround me?
The answer will be more clear and we can choose to take responsibility and embrace practices that direct and rebalance this overactive energy center.
The following are some powerful rebalancing practices for an overactive solar plexus chakra :
Solar plexus balancing breathwork and yoga asanas
You can learn to practice pranayama also known as alternate nostril breathing which is a powerful and easy yogic breathing that has a regulating and energy balancing effect.
You can practice yoga asanas or postures for solar plexus balancing.
Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), Paripurna Navasana (boat pose), Parvritta Trikonasana (triangle pose), and Balasana (child’s pose) are some of the yoga postures that can work to balance your solar plexus chakra.
These postures can help to bring you into a calm, focused, mindful, and embodied state which can help to balance the solar plexus chakra energy.
Solar plexus healing affirmations
Intentional positive affirmations are a great way to balance an overactive solar plexus chakra.
You can use affirmations in so many creative and powerful ways and with a little bit of determination, you will see tangible benefits.
To learn all about how to use affirmations for solar plexus chakra healing and access a list of intentional affirmations for the solar plexus chakra you can read the article 85 Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations.
Solar plexus balancing crystals
Working with crystal healing energy is a subtle and effective way to maintain the balance of your solar plexus chakra.
You can choose to wear resonant crystals as jewelry, meditate with these crystals or even book a session with a crystal healing practitioner.
Some of the crystals that help to balance an overactive solar plexus chakra are amber, citrine, yellow jasper, rutilated quartz, and sunstone.
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These are just a few of the ways that you can use to heal your solar plexus imbalance.
All of these practices and supporting energies are very powerful and most effective when utilized with Intentional presence, consciousness, and embodiment.
You must be humble and open to these energies shifting you from your comfort zone or from your deeply ingrained subconscious beliefs for true balance and healing to be affected.
The process of finding balance is truly a rewarding one, be patient with yourself but also be consistent and dedicated to your healing for the benefit of you and all those that surround you.
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