To soothe an overactive solar plexus chakra, try eating soothing foods or drinking soothing teas associated with it. Chamomile, mint and rosemary are soothing herbs. As a general rule, yellow foods are good for the solar plexus chakra, so bland, comforting food like pasta, bread and bananas are calming.
Some people find that surrounding themselves with the opposite color helps calm an overactive chakra. Purple is the opposite of yellow, so wearing purple, using lavender as aromatherapy, or burning purple candles may be soothing. However, this does not work for everyone. Try using purple one day and yellow the next. Pay attention to how you feel and how you react to situations as you go about your day to determine which approach works better for you.
Meditation is an effective way to help soothe an overactive chakra. Soothing meditation is often best done in the dark or in dim light. Visualize a gently glowing yellow or purple ball of energy over your solar plexus. Hold the image in your mind for a few minutes as you feel the excess energy flowing out into the ball. Then take a deep breath, let it out, and feel the ball dissipate as the excess energy flows throughout your entire body and into the world around you.
Lizzy is editor in chief of Chakra Magazine and chakras.info. She is trained in several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Healing Touch. In addition she has spent many years studying ancient traditions such as the chakra system and Tibetan spirituality. She merges this knowledge with her passion for sharing information through journalism. Her mission is to offer accurate, up-to-date, reliable resources about topics that matter to readers with regards to the chakra systems.