The solar plexus chakra or Manipura in Sanskrit is our energy center of personal power.
This chakra has a big impact on our identity, how we view ourselves and how we relate to ourselves and therefore the world around us.
A healthy, active, and balanced solar plexus chakra allows us to embrace our uniqueness, worthiness, and power to create the life that we desire and that we deserve.
When this chakra is out of balance it can cause a variety of unwanted issues.
Within this article, we shall learn more about the solar plexus chakra imbalance where this chakra is underactive.
We will explore what causes an underactive solar plexus chakra, and the 11 key signs that will help you identify if your solar plexus chakra is underactive.
Finally, I'll share a few powerful practices that you can use to rebalance an underactive solar plexus chakra.
What Causes An Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra?
Imbalance within a chakra can manifest in a few different ways such as a blocked chakra, underactive chakra, or overactive chakra.
In this article, we will specifically focus on the cause of an underactive solar plexus chakra imbalance.
The main cause of an underactive solar plexus chakra is an energetic blockage. An energy blockage simply means that something is preventing or misdirecting the natural and harmonious flow of energy.
When you have an energy block within the solar plexus chakra this chakra will become underactive.
The solar plexus chakra becomes underactive when the life force energy that is needed to power this center is not flowing.
Energetic blockages can be caused by mental or physical stress, traumatic experiences, and emotional wounds.
An underactive solar plexus chakra can also be a result of a psychological state which blocks off the flow of energy within this chakra.
The psychological state that causes an underactive chakra can be a result of societal programming, negative thoughts, and beliefs that misdirect and block vital and harmonious energy flow within the solar plexus chakra.
Another cause of an underactive solar plexus chakra can be related to childhood development, an imbalance can occur if children are not consciously nurtured and approached with understanding as they become conscious of and embody the function of each chakra.
The solar plexus chakra which deals with, individuality in relation to the world as well as motivation is said to first come into our awareness and development around the age of 3 years old.
Remember that if you are experiencing an underactive chakra, whatever the reason for this blockage you can choose to take responsibility for your healing and see this experience as part of your unique journey as a lesson and catalyst for activation, expanded consciousness, and a more enjoyed and embodied life on earth.
11 Signs Of An Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra
Learning and identifying the signs of an underactive solar plexus can help you to gain more understanding of what you are experiencing so that you can intentionally heal and activate exactly where it is needed.
These are 11 signs of an underactive solar plexus chakra:
Sign 1# You feel confused about who you are
The solar plexus chakra governs your self-image, expression, and acceptance of your authentic personality.
When this chakra is underactive you will probably experience a feeling of loss of identity.
You may be feeling unlike yourself and like you don’t know who you are. You may feel unclear about your true desires and passions in life.
You will probably feel disconnected from yourself and out of touch with self-love and self-care.
Sign 2# You lack trust in yourself
When your solar plexus chakra is underactive this can have an impact on your self-confidence, personal power, and belief.
If you find that you are constantly doubting yourself and struggle to trust yourself this can be a sign that your solar plexus chakra is underactive.
Sign 3# You often experience draining emotional states
The solar plexus chakra is the energy center that affects your experience of emotions.
How you process information energetically and experience emotional reactions can be affected by the health of your solar plexus chakra.
If you have an underactive solar plexus chakra you are more likely to be pulled into energy-draining and overwhelming emotional states such as helplessness and shame.
Sign 4# You find it difficult to make decisions
This chakra is associated with willpower and clarity about your needs, desires, and purpose in life.
When you are lacking in these aspects due to underactive solar plexus chakra energy it will be quite difficult to confidently make decisions.
When you are unsure of who you are and what you want it can be really confronting and confusing to make decisions.
Sign 5# You experience low self-worth
A common sign of an underactive solar plexus chakra is the experience of low self-worth.
When this energy center is blocked you will be unable to feel and believe that you, as you are, are worthy of life, your needs, and your desires.
You will likely be quite critical of yourself and struggle to manifest the life you desire as your solar plexus energy is misdirected leaving you stuck in the belief that you are not worthy or deserving.
Sign 6# You lack motivation
An underactive solar plexus chakra can manifest as a lack of drive or motivation.
It is from this energy center that we embody our personal power and gain clarity about our life purpose.
When we are disconnected from our power and confused about our purpose in life it can result in feelings of stuckness and lack of inspiration.
Sign 7# You lack energy
Another sign of an underactive solar plexus chakra is that you constantly feel lethargic and like you don’t have enough energy.
An underactive chakra means that the vital energy flow is blocked off and this can result in feelings of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.
Sign 8# You often feel victimized and inferior
When the solar plexus chakra is underactive this can result in feeling and experiencing being easily taken advantage of.
You may have an inferiority complex that makes you feel like you don’t deserve, don’t belong, and that you are the victim of your life situation.
Because this chakra is the energy center of confidence, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and personal power when you are deficient in this chakra it can manifest as a victimhood mentality.
Sign 9# You find it difficult to manifest your needs and wants
The solar plexus chakra energy plays a huge role in our power to manifest our needs, wants, dreams and desires into a physical experience.
This is the center of personal power, belief, clarity of desires, and emotional experience and these are all key ingredients that we need to master for conscious and intentional manifestation.
When this energy center is blocked and underactive it can really affect our natural ability to manifest.
Sign 10# You experience anxiety and depression
Experiencing anxiety and even depression are classic signs of an underactive solar plexus chakra.
When this chakra is underactive you can become blocked off from your personal power and experience a state of self-doubt and fear.
These lower vibrational states can lead to one easily slipping to anxiety, distrustfulness, overwhelm, exhaustion and depression.
Sign 11# You feel disconnected from your intuition and gut instinct
The solar plexus chakra can have an effect on both our physical digestive system as well as the emotional and energetic gut sense or inner knowing instinct.
When this chakra is underactive it can become difficult to detect or make sense of your gut feeling as blockage causes a disconnect from your gut feeling.
When this chakra is interactive your way of perceiving experiences and emotional responses are not in balance.
When you are not perceiving the clear truth through a balanced chakra it is difficult to trust your instincts.
Ways to Rebalance An Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra
A blocked or underactive solar plexus chakra can cause you to perceive yourself and therefore the world in a negative light.
As we have learned in the signs above this can lead to a host of other undesirable experiences.
The good news is that like any challenge or imbalance this is an opportunity for healing and intentional embodiment of balance and vitality.
These are some of the practices that you can consider including within your routine that can help to rebalance your underactive solar plexus chakra :
Intentionally choosing to accept yourself is one of the most effective ways to unblock and reactivate an underactive solar plexus chakra.
This may feel challenging at first, you may even feel a little silly at first because this vibration of self-acceptance is so different from your current vibration of underactive solar plexus energy.
If you stick with this intentional acceptance you will see how your energy shifts and rises.
You can enjoy self-acceptance by speaking kindly to yourself within your mind and being mindful with your words, be loving and understanding almost as if you are your own best friend.
You can include self-love and self-care practices into your routine that will contribute to your embodied self-acceptance as you do kind and beneficial things for yourself.
Connecting with the fire element
The natural element of fire is very activating for the solar plexus. This element transforms matter into new energy.
You can engage with the element of fire in the form of sunlight, a bonfire, or even a candle.
You can contemplate and appreciate these elements to tune into the fire energy. You can meditate with these elements and visualize them clearing and rebalancing your solar plexus chakra.
Positive solar plexus chakra affirmations
Affirmations are such an easy and powerful way to raise your vibration and intentionally call in the exact energy that you need.
You can work with solar plexus affirmations for healing an underactive solar plexus chakra.
For a detailed explanation on how to use affirmations for solar plexus healing as well a comprehensive list of powerful information specifically for the solar plexus chakra check out our article: 85 Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations.
Energy flow meditation practice
You can practice any form of chakra clearing and balancing meditation which will be very beneficial to healing your solar plexus chakra.
This is a meditation practice that I find extremely powerful in removing stagnant energy, blockages and at the same time energizing and balancing the entire body including the solar plexus chakra and any other out of balance areas
- Take a few breaths grounding into the silent, focused presence
- Imagine the infinite cosmic energy of brilliant white light flowing in from your crown down into your solar plexus chakra clearing any blockage, rebalancing this energy centre and moving the stagnant non-beneficial energy down your body into the earth to be composted and alchemized into new potential energy.
- Imagine the energy of mother earth vibrant golden light entering through your feet and flowing through your body and easily clearing any blockage within your solar plexus and filling this chakra with perfectly balanced energy.
Vitalizing and balancing foods and herbs
You can work with specific food and herbs as medicine to rebalance your solar plexus chakra.
The properties of the following plants are useful for solar plexus chakra balancing and energizing :
Knowledge is power and now that you have identified if you have an underactive solar plexus chakra you can utilize the practices mentioned above to initiate healing.
These are just some of the practices you can utilize to rebalance your solar plexus chakra.
You can read the article 11 Symptoms Of Your Solar Plexus Chakra Opening to learn about the characteristics of an open solar plexus chakra that you will begin to experience once you put in some dedication and effort to heal your solar plexus chakra.
Be patient and enjoy the process, every challenge we experience is actually an opportunity for further growth and self-mastery.
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