The Solar Plexus Chakra is located midway between the rib cage and the navel. Physically this Chakra governs the pancreas, liver, spleen, stomach, gall bladder and the nervous system. Yellow is the color representing this Chakra. People having blockages in this Chakra may experience lack of self-confidence, lack of energy, low esteem, confusion, insecurity and difficulty in achieving goals or taking decisions. On the other hand an over activity in the solar plexus chakra can lead one to be ego-maniacal, restless etc. Therefore a balance in this Chakra should be maintained to stay healthy.

There are many diseases and conditions associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. Some of the diseases and conditions associated with this Chakra are paralysis, digestion problems, ulcers, hyperglycemia, diabetes, rheumatism, constipation, depression, arthritis, ulcers and gallstones. Since the Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the body's ability to turn food into energy and channel it effectively into activity sometimes weight problems can also be associated with blockage of this chakra. Color Therapy using yellow rays are very effective in treating diseases the diseases associated with the Solar Plexus. Methods like sun bathing, using essential oils, drinking yellow color solarized water, eating yellow foods etc are done to activate and energize this Chakra.

Foods for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Most yellow skinned or fleshed foods are good for energizing the Solar Plexus. Yellow colored foods are instant energy boosters and have great nutritional value. These are foods good for the nervous system and directly involved with the organs that are a part of the digestive system. Some examples of yellow skinned or fleshed fruits and vegetables are yellow corn, grapefruit, lemons, yellow squashes, yellow lentils, Bananas, Mangoes, Pears, Yellow apples, yellow peppers, Star fruit, quince etc. The herbs and spices belonging to the yellow group are ginger, peppermint, spearmint, melissa, chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel, Dandelion flowers and chamomile. Eating these foods are beneficial for those with blockages in the Solar Plexus Chakra or having diseases associated with this Chakra.

Essential Oils or Incenses for the Solar Plexus Chakra

Aromatherapy is a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and can produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Using the essential oils appropriate to your mind, body, spirit, and character and help you maintain good health. There are several essential oils and incenses used on the Solar Plexus Chakra. Some of these are Rosemary, Peppermint, Carnation, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Vertivert, juniper and lavender. However it is important to use only therapeutic-grade essential oils. If you are pregnant or suffering from serious health conditions consult a Doctor before using these Oils.