5 Yoga Poses to Open the Solar Plexus Chakra

Boost confidence with these yoga poses.

Open your solar plexus chakra with this yoga pose.

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The solar plexus chakra sits in the abdomen between the belly button and chest and is the source of personal power, energy, and transformation. The bright yellow energy of the solar plexus chakra helps set healthy boundaries and feel glowing confidence from within.

If you have trouble with low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions, or have control issues, you can boost confidence with these five yoga poses.

Reverse Plank Pose  - Purvottanasana

Open your solar plexus skyward and invite the shining strength of the sun to your core. The Yoga Journal reported that the reverse plank pose offers a full-body arm balancing pose that stretches tight muscles. 

Begin in a seated pose with both your legs together extended forward. Place each hand beside the hips with fingers pointing toward your toes. Inhale as you lift the chest upwards, straighten the legs, and point the feet. Allow your head to drop back gently. Hold for five to ten breaths

Open your solar plexus chakra in this yoga pose.

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Warrior II Pose - Virabhadrasana II

This popular yoga pose connects to the warrior energy of the solar plexus. Stand tall and strong while inspiring power from within. According to Yoga Basics, the warrior II pose energizes your entire body while strengthening your legs, hips, abdomen, and chest. 

Start in downward-facing dog. Step your right foot to the inside of your hands. Pivot your left foot to a 90-degree angle. Lift your torso standing tall before extending the arms into a T shape in opposite directions. Hold for several breaths and repeat on the other side.

Yoga class in Warrior II yoga pose.

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Boat Pose - Navasana

Cultivate strength in your inner core, the energetic source of the solar plexus. Yogi Approved explained that the boat pose challenges you as you root down to the earth while extending your spine upwards. 

Enter the pose by laying on your back. Lift the legs and chest simultaneously upwards in a V shape. Remain steady and strong as you breathe calmly for five to ten breaths while engaging the core. You can further connect to the solar plexus by placing palms skyward, welcoming confidence and healing energy from the universe.

Cultivate your energy in the boat yoga pose.

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Dolphin Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana

The dolphin pose might look like a simple variation of downward facing dog, but this deceivingly difficult pose has a powerful effect on the body. You’ll invigorate the solar plexus region in the core as you bend from the waist. According to EverydayYoga, dolphin pose also targets solar plexus conditions by relieving stress, back pain, and digestion. 

Enter the pose in a forearm plank. Tuck the toes as you reach your pelvis toward the ceiling and straighten your legs. Breathe gentle energy into the core as you lengthen your spine and broaden across your shoulder blades.

The dolphin pose targets the solar plexus region.

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Sun Mudra - Surya Mudra

This meditative pose balances the solar plexus no matter your experience level. Yogi Approved stressed that the sun mudra activates the body’s inner fire, the element which corresponds to the solar plexus. 

Begin in a seated position with legs crossed. Place hands in a mudra by folding the ring fingers toward your palms and holding them down with the tips of your thumbs. This mudra awakens kundalini energy by placing the hands in positions to channel specific healing frequencies. Breathe and feel your inner fire ignite!

This meditative yoga pose will balance your chakra.

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