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Getting to know the Heart Chakra: a brief overview

Located in the center of your chest, the Sanskrit name translates to "Unstruck", because this is the place where you shine. Your solar plexus is the energy center from which your value and true self-worth radiate. Associated with Fire and your sense of sight, it is also known as the core chakra which develops from age 15 to 21. During these seven years, one truly exhibits the fire of this chakra as we create our own identity and independence from the seat of our will and personal power. Home of our decision-making mind, we create our opinions and judgements, which explains the phrase "gut feeling".

The solar plexus chakra is linked to the color yellow and so with that, yellow stones are best used to represent this chakra. A few examples of red stones are: Citrine, Pyrite, Tiger's Eye, Super 7. Although there are some stones that are associated with multiple chakras such as Amber. Affecting the stomach, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Represented by the fire elemental, and govern by the celestial bodies of the Sun and Mars, its main focus is personal power and identity. So its gives our body the energy needed to digest both food and ideas while giving us the motivation , direction, and confidence to get things done.

Diseases tell us which chakras have been out of balance. This chakra is affiliated with the adrenal glands, the pancreas, kidneys, and spleen. As well as issues associated with food allergies, glucose imbalances, gout, gastritis, or ulcers. For men, impotence is effected by this chakra. The most effective essential oils are ginger, black pepper, cardamom, myrrh, and peppermint. With the modality of the solar plexus chakra being sense of sight, gazing steadily at a burning flame quickly strengthens this chakra. Here is a great video for meditatively healing your solar plexus chakra which is one of many ways to do so. This is but a fraction of information available on the solar plexus chakra, and if you are interested in learning more, I encourage you to do further research.

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