The solar plexus chakra emanates from the navel, half way between your front and back. As with all chakras, it takes the shape of a funnel with the small end closest to the body and extends out from the front and back of the physical body.

The solar plexus chakra is the seat of our emotions. A plexus is an area where nerves aggregate and separate although they do not co-mingle or share energy. I am not sure from where the name Solar Plexus comes, but I imagine the metaphysical derivation addresses bringing our emotions from shadow to light. When our solar plexus is clear, we can tap into the endless reserve of sun-energy (ever giving life force) and remain calm in chaotic situations.

When our solar plexus is balanced, we can also look at the shadow side and recognize the gifts it brings. We learn to utilize the information our shadow provides and to recognize its value. Personally, I believe that the shadow is part of our balance and should not, necessarily, be brought completely into the light.

Authentic desire arises from the solar plexus chakra. Many of you have heard me speak of the Authentic Energizer. Different from the typical life purpose, which is a personal mission statement about what someone is here to do, an Authentic Energizer describes what fills you with energy when you are using your innate talents to serve someone/something outside yourself. When you are operating from this deeply authentic place, you feel balanced, your work is effortless and the Universe conspires to help you in countless ways.

Your solar plexus chakra may be out of balance if you experience moodiness or frequent bouts of:

* anger
* fear or insecurity
* anxiety
* overindulgence or denial
* indeciciveness
* indigestion or problems with digestion
* getting swept up in the emotions or situations around you

Your solar plexus chakra may be out of balance if:

* you strategize how to handle a situation or person rather than acting from personal truth and what feels right to you
* it feels like life is giving you one battle or trial after another (indeed these may be soul tests. When we don't pass our tests, we get more opportunities.)
* you're just not sure if you're doing the right thing - about work or a relationship
* you have trouble making decisions
* you tends towards compulsive behavior or perfectionism or you seem to go from one extreme to another

Balancing the solar plexus chakra is a challenging journey to the depth of who you are. It's about finding your authenticity. It requires building the habit and courage of acting from your authenticity consistently - and brings the reward of freedom, ease and energy. It takes a few sessions for the body to hold the new pattern and requires some homework to support the work we do together.

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Author's Bio: 

Diagnosed with a tumor and arthritis so severe her spine might fuse together, Sharon changed her lifestyle to bring about health. She became Board Certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a Healing Touch Practitioner and a certified yoga teacher. She reversed her chronic disease and lost nearly 55 lbs! Sharon has authored several books and is a national speaker at the Raw Spirit Festivals, Mother Earth News Fair; DC Green Festival; North American Vegetarian Society Summerfest; and Natural Health and Food Conference. Sharon offers individual holistic nutritional coaching to people who are serious about making changes in their lives. Visit her site: Call her at 301-816-0752 and invite Wild Success® into your life today!