If you missed my post about why I’m writing about these, check that out here. Otherwise, let’s get started!
Your Solar Plexus Chakra is located right under your heart chakra. I used to confuse this one with the Sacral Chakra often. I just remember Sacral as “Second,” which is a weird association but it works for me. The Solar Plexus is the 3rd chakra, sort of in the stomach area or the lower rib cage (also the diaphragm, an important area for vocalists!). It is associated with yellow and its area of expertise is finding your personal power and setting appropriate boundaries.
The sounds associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra
The key of E is beneficial to the Solar Plexus. Since this chakra is about setting boundaries for yourself, I recommend rock or metal. Nothing screams “get out of my space” like someone actually screaming “get out of my space.” Here is my standard video for opening this chakra:
I also found this video which is kind of cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8v9fblHIg
These little hand positions are called “mudras.” People believe different things about them, but I just like them because they give my hands something to do while meditating.
How will I know if my Solar Plexus Chakra isn’t aligned?
I think boundaries are actually a big problem for a lot of musicians. We either let fans and bandmates walk all over us, or we keep everyone at so far of a distance that we don’t make connections. Maybe we overshare on social media, or never update at all. We undercharge for our services. The Solar Plexus also involves our confidence level, and this is an issue I see in musicians a lot. If you’re suffering from any of these, why not tune up your Solar Plexus today?
How can I align it?
Unlike the other chakras, I actually have a step-by-step process for this one in my workbook. However, here are some quick ideas to try:
- Hold onto and respect your boundaries. Make sure others do as well
- Go out of your comfort zone by challenging yourself
- Share yourself only to the extent that you are comfortable
- Charge a fair price for your services/products
- Surround yourself in yellow
- Meditate on Solar Plexus Chakra music (tip for this: some of the meditations are super long, but you can easily listen to them in the background while you do other things! The meditation part won’t be there, but the music is nice and relaxing. I do this while writing each of these blogs.)
- Study music in the key of E
What songs are good for the Solar Plexus Chakra?
I would avoid songs that talk about “giving all of you” or anything like that. Unless you’re listening to it to channel these emotions and then release them, which not everyone can do. Here are a few songs that might help:
The Eagles, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcXIMkaJAFE
Just a pleasant song that might make you feel good.
Jason Mraz, “I Won’t Give Up” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns
Jason Mraz (I call him J-Raz) is one of those hippy, ethereal artists I could listen to for any type of meditation. See if you feel the same way!
Earth, Wind and Fire, “Shining Star” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu9a29UR2dU
This is a great one to pump up your self-confidence, you shining star.
U2, “Pride (in the Name of Love)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHcP4MWABGY
I’m really trying to give you guys a wide variety of options genre-wise, but I’m also trying to fit each song to each chakra.
Rihanna, “Take A Bow” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3UjJ4wKLkg
Probably my favorite Rihanna song ever, and also a great song for establishing what you won’t take in a relationship. I know someone needs to hear this!
If none of these were right for you, here’s a list of songs in the key of E: http://www.songkeyfinder.com/songs-in-key/e-major?page=1
If you want to check out my free worksheets for aligning any/all of your chakras, check those out here!
Have you tried anything different for your Solar Plexus that worked? Or didn’t work? Let me know!