How to open the heart chakra (solar plexus)?

Written by: Loris Vitry (holistic coach)
Validated by: Cathy Maillot (Osteopath)

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How to open the heart chakra (solar plexus)?
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According to Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, the chakras are energy vessels that govern the physiological qualities of the body.

There are seven main chakras.

In the upper part of the body there are four and the lower part has three.

When you master them, you have the ability to influence your physical and mental health.

If these chakras are not balanced, inner peace is difficult to be achieved.

Among all the chakras, it is the solar plexus that is rarely balanced.

Also, learning the solar plexus chakra can be confusing at first, but over time everything becomes easier.

The solar plexus chakra is daily disturbed by our fears, anxieties and our stress.

But in order to regain your balance, there are several ways to maintain this reservoir of energy.

Through this article, discover how to open this chakra, the third of the human body.

How do you know your heart chakra is blocked?

Before giving you the methods to open your solar plexus chakra, you must know the signs that should alert you.

When this energy store is blocked, it manifests itself in several ways:

  • Low self-esteem.
  • Sense of needing to be in control.
  • Unresolved guilt about the past.
  • Difficulty seeing the “big picture” in life.
  • Short-term memory difficulty.
  • Digestive cramps.
  • Bloating.
  • Nausea.

How to open the heart chakra?

Opening this chakra requires a lot of patience and willpower.

When opened, energy flows freely and helps you regain your self-esteem.

Here are some simple methods that will help you ease the opening of your heart chakra.

Meditation and Yoga techniques

Meditation is the technique par excellence for opening any type of chakra.

Regarding the solar plexus, meditation will satisfy you.

If you already have knowledge of the practice of meditation, things will be even easier.

Start with several minutes of deep breathing with your eyes closed.

This will allow you to relax and concentrate for the rest.

Now go to the visualization step:

  • Focus your attention on your breastbone, where the solar plexus chakra is located.
  • Imagine a sphere of glowing yellow light at the level of the breastbone.
  • Stay focused to make the sphere brighter.
  • Imagine the sphere spinning as it grows.
  • Imagine feeling warmth in the affected area.

After five minutes, allow this energy to spread throughout the body.

Finally breathe deeply as at the beginning and open your eyes.

Yoga poses are also recommended to help you open up this important energy center.

In general, all poses are good for maintaining this chakra, but here is a specific exercise: the child’s pose.

It is an exercise that is very calming.

To do so, it’s simple:

  • Rest your knees on a soft cushion.
  • Kneel down, sitting on your heels.
  • Move your knees so that they are hip-width apart.
  • Bend down to touch your thighs with your torso.

This easy-to-do yoga break is very effective in opening the heart chakra.

You can do this in the morning when you wake up and in the evening before going to bed.

The healing stones

The healing stones each have a special meaning.

Healing stone therapy is a very old technique, used by the upper class in ancient times.

Nowadays this therapy is accessible to all.

Some of these stones are able to facilitate the opening of the heart chakra.

The use of these stones is up to you.

Whether you wear them as a pendant or a bracelet, the effect will be the same.

You can also hold it in your palm during your meditations.

Healing stones have multiple virtues, but those that promote the opening of the solar plexus chakra are these:


We are of course talking about the solar plexus!

The color of amber is orange yellow, like the sun.

This similarity is not accidental.

Indeed on the chakra map, that of the solar plexus is represented by the color yellow.

Amber stones are related to mental clarity and confidence.

This stone will help you in your decision making.


Citrine is also called the stone of success.

With its yellow color, it perfectly matches the solar plexus chakra.

Carrying a piece of citrine stone with you strengthens your self-esteem.

The yellow tourmaline

Yellow tourmaline is also called the detox stone.

Indeed, it allows you to get rid of negatives and slags that cling to your solar plexus.

In addition to these three stones, you can use them in addition:

  • The Golden Tiger’s Eye.
  • Golden calcite.
  • Yellow jade.

As you have noticed, the healing stones mentioned above are all yellow in color.

It is the color of the solar plexus chakra.

So you can associate yellow metals with these stones for more effects: bronze, gold …

Affirmations that open the heart chakra (solar plexus)

It is possible to open up this reserve of energy through positive affirmations.

These are effective in boosting your self-esteem and self-confidence.

The technique is simple.

Place your right hand on your chest and say these affirmations confidently.

Here is a list of affirmation that you will find very useful.

  • I feel motivated to pursue my goal.
  • I know that I am worthy and capable.
  • I forgive myself for my past mistakes and I forgive those around me.
  • I have great self-esteem and I feel better every day.
  • I am ambitious and ready to fulfill my mission.
  • I have self-esteem and feel better every day.
  • I am the embodiment of inner peace and confidence

These affirmations are placed in a specific order that you must follow.

This method will be very beneficial to you.

Combine it with mediation techniques for an impeccable result.

From the above, remember that the blockage in the heart chakra has disastrous consequences.

To not get there, you must open it with these techniques above.

However, for a better balance, it is wise to think about opening the other chakras.

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