Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)

Manipura or solar plexus chakra is considered as a center of digestion. Ii is translated from Sanskrit as “City of jewels”.

The third chakra is connected with the astral (emotional) plan, with our will, power, assertiveness. Through the solar plexus chakra, we can feel another person – whether he is experiencing a lack of energy or, perhaps, takes this energy from us.

Image and color of the manipura chakra

The color associated with the third chakra is yellow.

The image is a circle with 10 yellow petals. Each petal has the letter of Sanskrit, which symbolizes the negative quality inherent in the chakra:

  • disgust;
  • delusion;
  • ambition;
  • fear;
  • jealousy;
  • shame;
  • sadness;
  • treachery;
  • foolishness;
  • ignorance.

Location of manipura and its meaning

Manipura chakra is located above the navel and slightly below the solar plexus.

The solar plexus chakra is responsible for the following aspects of our spiritual life:

  • emotional management;
  • power over desires and feelings;
  • disclosure of talents;
  • self-realization in society and in the world;
  • desire for freedom;
  • confidence and insight.

In the material life manipura is also responsible for:

  • material and physical well-being;
  • satisfaction of needs;
  • intelligence and self-confidence;
  • thirst for career and power;
  • leadership;
  • self-development and self-discipline;
  • willpower.

The manipura chakra is responsible for money. Without achieving financial well-being helping to solve workaday problems, further personal evolution and spiritual growth are impossible. If there is no livelihood, the person eventually has to fully concentrate on material issues, which hinders self-realization and soul development.

How healthy chakra works

Inner calm and stability allows the owners of a healthy third chakra to be prudent and fair, to treat everything around them with great love. They feel united with people and the whole world, remain merciful and compassionate.

Tolerance to other people’s actions is also a quality of a well functioning manipura. A healthy third chakra is the golden mean, the “second heart” of a person. It is absolutely impossible to provoke him or drive mad – he is always balanced and calm.

The solar plexus chakra is the center of a personal energy, self-realization, and the Ego. Manipura is responsible for our tastes, desires, aspirations. Due to this chakra, we enter into relationships with other people, including long-term ones. With its help, we achieve a certain position in society. The desire to show ourselves, our abilities and talents, to achieve what we want, to make our dreams come true – these are manifestations of the healthy manipura chakra.

Imbalance in the solar plexus chakra

When the third chakra is blocked, we may experience the following problems:

  • financial difficulties;
  • conflicts at work;
  • emotional negative and aggressiveness;
  • excessive criticality and control;
  • increased demands;
  • abuse of power and authority;
  • excessive focus on work;
  • inability to make decisions and timidity;
  • guilt;
  • distrust of life.

The symptoms of unhealthy manipura also include:

  • loss of self-confidence and strength;
  • doubts about situations or people;
  • difficulty to analyze and assess events or situations.

If the chakra is unbalanced, the person constantly feels guilt when he has to say “no”. The role of the “victim” in this case is firmly attached to the person unable to stand up for himself, for his dignity, at least somehow. Therefore, constant helplessness and fear of life absorbs him completely. Imbalance due to low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence, discontent with life, aggressive behavior or indecision, isolation – these are signs of a weak or closed third chakra.

Manipura chakra and the physical body

Physiologically, manipura is responsible for:

  • breathing process;
  • digestion;
  • excretion of toxins from the body.

The solar plexus chakra controls the work of such organs as:

  • stomach and pancreas;
  • liver and gallbladder;
  • intestines;
  • respiratory organs and diaphragm;
  • sympathetic nervous system.

If there are diseases related to the digestive system, it means that a person has lost control over his emotions, and it caused imbalance in his body.

The feeling of envy and discontent, criticism of others and the manifestation of pride, condemnation, and negative thinking result in the incorrect functioning of our liver and gallbladder, contributing to the appearance of cholelith.

Pancreatic dysfunction occurs due to the lack of love and discontent of life. Excessive resentment, anger, irritability, unwillingness to get rid of old stereotypes blocks the release of toxins from our body. Therefore, it leads to intestinal diseases. The feeling of loneliness, helplessness, and anger violates energy flow.