The solar plexus/xyphoid process area is historically the second Granthi, or knot where kundalini gets stuck in the body…
In this week’s free Kundalini Video, KAP instructor Tao Semko answers the question: “Does tension behind the xyphoid process mean my energy is blocked?” Pressure in the solar plexus? View here:
Xyphoid process is the tip of your sternum, and the area behind the xyphoid process is, historically, known as the second major knot or restriction that most people encounter as Kundalini rises. The first is at the pelvic floor and the tail bone. The second one is the area of the solar plexus, and the xyphoid process, and the thoracic diaphragm.
A lot of people store a lot of emotional tension there: we get in an argument and that area tenses up and it’s harder for us to breathe smoothly, it’s harder for us to breathe with our belly.
We, you know, encounter some idea that we don’t like, or we’re upset by something. We tense up in our solar plexus, and that area doesn’t move as well; we don’t breathe. And, most importantly, nerve signals don’t travel well through the vagus nerves going from our genitals and our lower internal organs up into our cardiac plexus and our lungs, and then up as a cranial nerve it goes up into the brain without actually passing through your spine.
So for your vagus nerve to flow, for the heart center to begin to open completely, it’s important to, on a daily basis, relax the solar plexus, relax that emotional tension. Now there’s a number of simple methodologies built into KAP that you can do that with.
Just in terms of anybody who might be experiencing this, you can learn to massage, gently, the solar plexus itself using your fingers, gently obviously. Start off gentle and do it daily and you’ll find that you can work your way in deeper and deeper without causing any discomfort.
You can also do side-bends that open up the ribcage as you’re doing deep breathing. All of those things will help to release that area. You can also release it emotionally by using methods like EFT and all sorts of other emotional release methodologies that help to disconnect an emotion from an experience so that you can work through a memory without having the traumatic emotion attached.
— Transcription by Spencer Stevens
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