When your solar plexus chakra is blocked, life becomes a series of disappointments and frustrations. People with a weak solar plexus chakra see themselves as victims. They pessimistically walk with their heads down, put up with poor treatment and they have low expectations and aspirations. They are shy and rarely take the leadership role – but are quick to sarcastically put the leaders down! Persistent lack of self-confidence and self-worth erodes their resolve to do anything meaningful with their lives and settle for a dull, frustrating existence. It doesn’t take much for the solar plexus chakra to become blocked or weakened. It may be a result of poor feedback, lack of affection, criticism, rejection, and being ignored or unappreciated. If you feel that your ideas, words and efforts are ignored or unappreciated, you have an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra. Some people with feelings of inadequacy will dramatically overcompensate. This false show of bravado and self-glorification may be seen as confidence or even arrogance, but it is false and often crumbles spectacularly, leading to serious depression and further over-compensatory behavior. People with a healthy solar plexus chakra, on the other hand, do not boast of their accomplishments – they let their results speak for themselves. As well as manipulative and selfish behavior, a closed third chakra can manifest in physical and mental problems. Because this particular chakra is situated in the center of the body, physical difficulties often originate in this area. Digestive problems such as gas, nausea, ulcers, diabetes, celiac’s disease and liver disease are associated with the Manipura chakra. By concentrating your attention on healing your solar plexus chakra, you can overcome shyness. You can make your voice heard. You can freely express yourself. You can boldly take on new challenges. You can achieve your goals. You can succeed. And, you can regain your personal power. How can you overcome your shyness or lack of self-confidence, or temper your over-compensatory behavior? Healing this chakra requires you to work on your self-confidence. One very effective approach is to set goals that challenge you a little and excite you a lot, and take small, consistent steps to achievement. You’ll gain confidence as you see progress! Work on the “fake it ‘til you make it” approach. This is not bravado or overcompensation; it’s simply acting the part even before you embody the part. Do this by: dressing sharp walking faster standing taller speaking up when you need to taking care of yourself with exercise and nutrition looking people in the eye smiling more using meditation to develop the self-control you need to overcome fear and do what you know you need to do in order to advance. Over time, these behaviors will influence your solar plexus chakra and you’ll be on an upward spiral of true self-confidence. However, avoid singing your own praises because this can lead to overcompensation and a tendency to praise yourself without backing your words up with results. If you’re already on the other end of the spectrum and you overcompensate for your feelings of inadequacy, know that a blocked solar plexus chakra can cause you to behave in potentially selfish and harmful ways. Whenever you feel the urge to boast about your accomplishments in front of others, STOP. Be humble. Let your achievements speak for you – and if you haven’t achieved anything worth speaking about, take on a goal that excites and motivates you, and start taking steps toward it. SUBSCRIBE! NEW VIDEOS COMING SOON http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=numeditationmusic NUMEDITATIONMUSIC youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/numeditationmusic Music by NuMeditationMusic Available on every streaming service worldwide