Updated: Apr 25
Does your animal love a good belly rub? Or maybe they fall on their back to greet you when you get home? Chances are you fill them with pure joy, as exposing this delicate and sensitive area such as their tummy is a sure sign that they feel very safe and accepted by you, as their family. They are literally radiating with Solar plexus energy and joy at feeling safe in your company. How sweet!
The Solar plexus is a complex of ganglia and radiating nerves of the sympathetic system situated at the pit of your animal's stomach. Each time you tickle or rub your animal’s belly, you are stimulating the Solar plexus chakra area. It is also called the celiac plexus.
This chakra is associated with the colours yellow, symbolising fire and the ‘heat’ and warmth generated by the digestion of food. Yellow is the colour of the Sun and is associated with the balance of energy and brightness and feeling a sense of self-acceptance.
The solar plexus chakra governs gut instincts, it is the first place an animal will show signs of imbalance if they don’t feel happy or safe. The chakra is believed to be responsible for accumulation and storing of energy, known as prana, the Sanskrit word which has a number of interpretations in English, including 'life force' 'energy' and 'vital principle'.
The Solar plexus chakra plays a vital role in the functioning of the stomach, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands in animals. A well-balanced Solar plexus chakra means that your animal likely has a strong and very positive life force, and radiates confidence. They are well balanced in their energy levels. They also likely have a hearty, strong appetite and enjoy being pampered (yes belly rubs are most welcome!). They are in a contented state of being at most times.
Signs of an imbalanced Solar plexus chakra in animals can include a lack of appetite, eating disorders and issues with digestion. There may be a breakdown in the body's ability to balance of nutrients and eliminate waste products. You may find your animal is not enjoying eating and definitely does not like being stroked, especially around their belly. You may also notice that they sleep much longer than usual, along with having a general lack of energy. Other signs include excessive fear, and occasionally signs of aggression for no reason.
You can work with the third eye chakra through gently rubbing or holding your hand on your animal’s belly, if they feel comfortable allowing you to do this. Choose to work with yellow coloured crystals, such as Citrine and Yellow Jasper.
In each of my animal reiki sessions I work through balancing each of the chakras for your animal.