Feed your Solar Plexus

“Open your Solar Plexus Chakra and embrace your core self!”  One way of healing and balancing your solar plexus is by your daily diet.


Get in touch with your hunger gauge:

Often, we lose sight of our innate sense of physical hunger and responding to our bodies’ physical cues to eat. Often we can confuse what drives us to eat, like emotional hunger  with actual hunger. At times we may under or over eat or forget to eat at all without even realizing it. Be reconnecting with yourself and your internal power of the Solar plexus you can tap into the internal rhythm to eat, and eating regularly. So before stuffing into that delicious burrito at mid morning snack rate your hunger, write a food journal she how full you feel after each meal you have, look for patterns in your diet, document what types of food you have and how long they sustain your energy for.  If you find yourself “stuffed” after a meal, you may have inundated your solar plexus and not to mention your digestive system and can  place an additional burden on it to process. Aim for about 80% fullness, and if you can try some light exercise to help get the blood flow moving along with your solar plexus.

Schedule regular eating times:

You may want to start by first creating a regular eating schedule. Some people benefit from 3 square meals a day and some people from 4-6 small meals a day, scheduling regular eating times helps retrain yourself to get in touch with your eating patterns. having 3 big meals ( 300 – 450  calories ) with 2 small snacks ( 100 – 150 calories) helps us to maintain our blood sugar, and therefore, gives more energy. this said it depends on your nutritional needs, weather you are active, wanting to loose weight or gain it,  6 foot tall or require special diet requirements, seek a profession for advice when calculating how many calories you need,and never drop below basil metabolic rate.Feeding yourself more regularly will ensure that you have the fuel you need to keep going without succumbing to cravings or dips in energy.


The three lower chakras connect to the energy of the trio of macronutrients , with the solar plexus resonating with carbohydrates, the sacral chakra flows with fats and the root chakra anchoring  proteins. The key to balancing this chakra is with the right amount  and right carbohydrates, such as wholegrain breads,  brown rice and pasta. See whole grain foods rather than  processed foods have not been stripped of essential nutrients our body needs they also have a lower GI and don’t spike our blood glucose levels , giving us a high than a crashing feeling after we eat. Whilst choosing the right carbohydrate, the fiber content of the product is very important marker of how much sustained energy the product will provide, If a food is high in fiber, you will receive adequate amounts of energy over time and if it is to low in fiber and high in simple sugars, your energy will be erratic , as i mentioned before your energy will initially  be very high but then it will plummet. So remember if you eat too little carbohydrates we do not equip the solar plexus with the energy it needs to have momentum and direction and if we have to many carbs we bombard and tax our solar plexus .

Yellow coloured Foods:

To achieve and maintain a A healthy, high vibrational solar plexus, this chakra vibrates at a frequency similar to the colour yellow. Therefore, yellow foods provide the vibrational rate needed to help balance this chakra. Examples include lemons, yellow bell pepper and fresh corn . Bananas, sunflower seeds, pumpkin, dairy such as cheese and yogurt, turmeric, cumin, bread, pasta ( wholegrain of course) , flax and ginger. 

Tips to remember –

  • Get in touch with hunger. Most people don’t really know what hunger feels like
  • Rate your hunger before and after eating to tap into how well you are maintaining your fuel reserves.
  • Know when to start and stop eating.
  • Don’t stuff yourself. You know that saying ‘full as a goog’? You do not want to be that
  • Know which foods give you energy and also know which foods drain your energy away
  • Eat regularly according to your body’s needs, NOT the clock on the wall.
  • Aim for about 80% fullness
  • The goal for a healthy solar plexus chakra is to eat foods that are balanced so that you can be balanced – for example, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, and vegetables.
  • Yellow foods usually contain relatively high levels of plant compounds antioxidants like lutein which protects cells against an attack from the effects of too much energy in the body and overactive metabolism.
  • Include in your diet yellow coloured foods such as – Lemons, yellow capsicum,  fresh corn ,Bananas, mints- peppermint spearmint , sunflower seeds, pumpkin, dairy such as cheese and yogurt, turmeric, cumin, bread, pasta ( wholegrain of course) , flax and ginger. 

If you missed out or want to read up about the Solar Plexus chakra click here


Written by Andy Jackman

Read below for a simple home made recipe for roast vegetable that helps detox and boost your solar plexus.



you will need ~

2  sweet potato’s

1 pumpkin of your choice

2 – 4 carrots

3 big dashes of olive oil

Rosemary ( to taste)

Oregano ( to taste )

Himalayan salt ( to taste)

large baking pan

Preheat oven to 200o celicas

Roughly chop veggies approximately the same size, spread evenly onto a greased baking tray. Lightly drizzle olive oil to coat veggies, sprinkle rosemary,. oregano and salt  to your taste. Bake veggies for 40 minutes, take tray carefully out of the oven flip veggies over , reseason if required and place back inot the oven until they are golden brown and cook to your liking, me well i love them crispy!!


Love Andy X 



Solar Plexus Chakra

This is the one chakra I have to constantly balance and re-balance in order to keep it open. people like me who struggle with balancing their solar plexus tend to struggle between feeling very powerful and self-assured to feeling worthless and hesitant.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • irritable bowel issues
  • constipation
  • weight struggles (either over or underweight)
  • binge eating
  • addictions
  • diabetes
  • self-worth issues
  • stomach ulcers
  • reflux issues
  • hepatitis
  • gallstones
  • pancreatitis

If you repeatedly suffer from any of these conditions, then it is likely your solar plexus is un balanced, so let me give you a quick rundown of the solar plexus chakra and what it affects and how you can rebalance it.

The third Chakra or the solar plexus chakra, is located between the navel and the region of the stomach just in the seat of your gut. As with the other chakras, it extends out in front of you, and behind you. It is bright and glows yellow like the sun.  As is synonymous with the core of your being, the gift of this chakra is sensing and connecting you with your will power, your ego, self-confidence, esteem, self-worth, it is the centre of your personal power and autonomy.  It is from your solar plexus that you find the confidence, strength, and motivation to manifest your goals, your dreams, and your desires

The purpose of this chakra is to allows you to meet challenges and move forward in your life. The main challenge for the third chakra is to use your personal power in a balanced manner.

Physical Symptoms of a Solar-plexus imbalance –

The solar plexus is responsible for maintaining complete function of your digestive system , digestive organs, enzymes, hormones, and physiological processes included.  On the physical level, the solar plexus chakra is associated with the digestive system such as Poor digestion, weight problems, anorexia, bulimia. Other organs that are affected are the  liver, pancreas, kidney and gallbladder. people tend to suffer from acute or chronic  ulcers, arthritis and hepatitis. as it affects the pancreas, temporary short or long term episodes of hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia (diabetes )can occur. Solar plexus imbalances can also cause  intestinal tumours and colon disease.

Balanced Solar plexus –

When this Chakra is in balance you will be in complete control over your emotions and thoughts. you will be able to reflect and have the ability to move forward in life with confidence and power. When balanced you will have the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act, Your ego mind, or small mind will have no unwanted influence over your actions. When in tune, your Solar-plexus will radiate warmth, joy and confidence through-out your entire being. you will shine and glow and influence others who come in contact with you. You will know without a doubt, and accept your place in the Universe ,

 Overactive Solar plexus –

If your chakra is over-active you may react to life circumstances, be judgemental or find it critically easy to blame, point fingers and find fault in others. Beings with excessive third chakra energy have emotional outbursts and are often stressed out, and can be very rigid or stubborn. Anger or aggressiveness result from an over-active chakra. Procrastinating, making grand plans and not following through and becoming obsessive in regards to work or interests You may also be a perfectionist and can’t settle on something that is already good enough, it always has to be better.

 Under active Solar plexus –

If this chakra is under active it can cause severe emotional problems. You may also run on “auto pilot” avoiding your feelings of depression or anxiety. memory blanks, seclusion and isolation. Under active solar plexus tends to make people feel afraid and alone, suffering from mistrust and doubt. Being stuck, viewing life from the inside and not being able to see out or the bigger picture .People will suffer from low self-esteem, addiction, lack of self-control and will over eat or not eat at all and have the inability to set or maintain boundaries.

If you feel you’d benefit from clearing your solar plexus chakra, there are many practical, every-day things that you can do. Here are a few ideas

1.Yoga, the best solar plexus chakra yoga poses are those that strengthen your core and help you to feel more powerful and confident. Step into the Warrior I pose to access your inner spiritual warrior or go deeper with courage into the Bow pose. Continue into part 2 yoga poses, such as Boat pose or Lion’s pose.

2.Diet, Eating foods rich in yellow earthy colours. A healthy solar plexus chakra vibrates at a frequency similar to the colour yellow. Therefore, yellow foods provide the vibrational rate needed to help balance this chakra. Bananas, sunflower seeds, pumpkin, dairy such as cheese and yoghurt, turmeric, cumin, bread, pasta ( wholegrain of course) , flax and ginger


3.Essential oils embody the properties of the plant they were extracted from. These properties work on all four levels of our being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The following are the most commonly used solar plexus chakra essential oils: rosemary, mandarin, lavender, clary sage, patchouli, camomile.

4.Repeat an affirmation such as: I am confident in all that I do. I am successful. I effectively manifest the deep desires of my soul. I am capable. I can do it. My needs are important.  I release my creative energy into reality.  I can solve any problem that comes up. I respect myself.  I stand up for myself and what I believe in.

5. Healing practitioner – Working with a Reiki practitioner or other energy healer can be a good way to start your healing journey. They will be able to help break up the blockage and can help locate other blockages or imbalances in your energy.

6. At home, meditation is the most effective way to break up a blockage. Everyone possesses healing energy, and you can harness it using visualization

7. Crystal therapy – Jasper, malachite, citrine, yellow tourmaline, rhodochrosite

8. The solar plexus is associated with the colour yellow so picturing a yellow sunflower or glow bright sun where the chakra is located can have an instant affect. Surround yourself with the colour yellow, light yellow candles, wear yellow, vision yellow surround you and everywhere you go.


Additional Solar plexus information-

Sanskrit name: Manipura (jeweled city)

Element: Fire

Colour: Yellow

Identity: Ego identity

Shape: Triangle (downward-pointing)

Petals of the lotus: Ten

Seed sound: Ram

Vowel sound: Ah

Rights: To act

Psychological function: Will

Challenge: Shame

Endocrine gland: Adrenals, pancreas

Physical association: Digestive system, pancreas, liver and gall bladder

Developmental stage: 18 – 42 months

Plane: Celestial plane

Planets: Sun and Mars

Mythological Animal: Ram

Incense: Saffron, musk, sandalwood

Herb: Cinnamon, ginger

Tarot Suit: Wands

Clearing the blockage in your third chakra and allowing energy to flow freely through it will help return you to health. It is best to try to do daily healing work because falling back into old patterns can allow the blockage to form again.

By Andy Jackman