Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra, also known as the third chakra or Manipura, is closely tied to a strong sense of self.  An overactive solar plexus chakra can cause poor health and emotional distress, but there are ways to fix it.

Symptoms of an Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra

Symptoms of an overactive third chakra include:

  • Anger issues

  • Excessive stubbornness

  • Desire for control

  • Perfectionism

  • Being overly critical

  • Eating disorders

  • Ulcers or other digestive problems

Balanced chakras are essential to a healthy life. Difficult or traumatic experiences in life can cause certain chakras to become blocked, which in turn causes other chakras to compensate for them. Your third chakra might also go on overdrive when the neighboring energy centers, namely your second or sacral chakra and fourth or heart chakra, are disturbed.

How to Balance the Solar Plexus Chakra

Since an overactive chakra is compensating for blockage elsewhere, balancing it requires cleansing the blocked chakra. The solar plexus chakra is often linked to the brow chakra, which is associated with wisdom and spiritual insight. However, an overactive solar plexus chakra may be compensating for other chakras as well.

In order to completely heal, look for signs and symptoms that may indicate which chakra is blocked. Alternatively, work on balancing all seven chakras. This can be done alone, but working with an energy healer or Reiki practitioner may speed up the process.

To soothe an overactive solar plexus chakra, try eating soothing foods or drinking soothing teas associated with it. Chamomile, mint and rosemary are soothing herbs. As a general rule, yellow foods are good for the solar plexus chakra, so bland, comforting food like pasta, bread and bananas are calming.

Some people find that surrounding themselves with the opposite color helps calm an overactive chakra. Purple is the opposite of yellow, so wearing purple, using lavender as aromatherapy, or burning purple candles may be soothing. However, this does not work for everyone. Try using purple one day and yellow the next. Pay attention to how you feel and how you react to situations as you go about your day to determine which approach works better for you.

Meditation is an effective way to help soothe an overactive chakra. Soothing meditation is often best done in the dark or in dim light. Visualize a gently glowing yellow or purple ball of energy over your solar plexus. Hold the image in your mind for a few minutes as you feel the excess energy flowing out into the ball. Then take a deep breath, let it out, and feel the ball dissipate as the excess energy flows throughout your entire body and into the world around you.