Manipura Chakra

Manipura Chakra

The Third Chakra | Solar Plexus Chakra
>>Sanskrit Name: ManipuraManipura Chakra
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Color: yellow
>>Element: fire
>>Development: 18 months – 4 years
>>Location: Solar Plexus
>>Balanced Qualities: confidence
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Imbalanced Qualities: low self esteem, lack of vision
>>Main Right: to be
Body Location Where Physical Issues May Occur: intestines, stomach
>>Postures that Balance Chakra: Heat building poses like Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar, twists like Half Spinal Twist - Ardha Matsyendhrasana, and abdominal strengtheners like Boat Pose - Naukasana

‘Mani’ translates to jewel and ‘pura’  means city, thus, Manipura chakra s also known as the city of jewels.
The Manipura Chakra is situated behind the navel. It is associated with the lower back, abdomen, digestive system, stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder and autonomic nervous system.
Manipura Chakra is connected with the fire element and manifests in the body as heat. This energy center governs the sense of sight and is often symbolised by the colour yellow and a lotus flower with ten petals. Its corresponding mantra is RAM.
The positive attributes of the Manipura Chakra are vitality, power, will and achievement.
Misdirected Manifestations include self-doubt, egotism and arrogance.