“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure.” Bhagavad Gita
Manipura means bright shiny gem or city of shining jewels. The Manipura or solar plexus chakra is associated with the element of fire! Our core is a fiery gem!
It is the epicenter of our individual power, self-esteem and vitality. The main message from this chakra is that you have the right to be yourself and to honour your uniqueness.
When healthy this chakra brings you energy, effectiveness, spontaneity and non-dominating power. When energy in this centre is blocked people can seem self absorbed, have an angry disposition and overly ambitious. If depleted people display subservient behaviour and low self-esteem. The manipura is the seat of your will power and can be a forge of deep transformation.
Manipura is healthy when you can befriend your ego, not letting it rule but using the power of your ego to guide you through experiences that create a deeper connection to your true self.
When there is harmony in this chakra, a person is responsible, confident and has a warm personality. A person who is playful and spontaneous but not reckless and can easily laugh at themselves but is not demeaning shows all the signs of have a healthy Manipura chakra.
Signs of imbalance:
If the Manipura chakra is overly stimulated a person can be very self-absorbed, aggressive, stubborn and be very ambitious. If depleted one can actually feel physically low in energy, have poor self-discipline, be unreliable, feel disliked with poor self worth.
Location – The naval, inline with the solar plexus.
- Colour – Yellow
- Element – Fire
- Purpose – Transformative
- Identity – Ego
- Mantra – Ram
- Demon – Shame
- Related to our vision / sight
How to bring the chakra back into balance?
Taking classes, reading informative books, mind puzzles, risk taking, core exercises, deep relaxation and sunshine!
Next – Anahata or Heart Chakra
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