November Subject of the Month ~ Manipura Chakra ~ Solar Plexus

Manipura Chakra          manipura chakra

The Manipura Chakra, the “lustrous gem” is located in the area of the solar plexus. It is the 3rd of 7  Chakras that make up the Chakra system. It is the energic connection to the physical body and the bridge to the heart. The color that is related to this Chakra is yellow, like the firey sun. It governs digestion and metabolism. A heathly third Chakra gives us drive, determination, focus and a stong desire to “get the job done”. It allows us to be assertive with a sense of responsibility, truth and understanding. A well balanced 3rd Chakra will reveal itself through a balance of social adequacy , personal expression and the ability to enjoy physical activity, and overall sense of well being. The solar plexus relates to the sun of pure inner radiance and outer strength.

When the Manipura Chakra is not in balance it challenges our self esteem, self worth and gives us a feeling of depletion. Digestive problems, eating disorders, feeling victimized can be indictions of a deficient 3rd Chakra. Depression is a more servere imbalance of the Chakra. The flip side of feeling powerless is to over power and excessively try to control and manipulate. Keep in mind one can flip back and forth from excessive to deficient in this Chakra.

To assist in balancing the Manipura Chakra through asana (posture) would be to bring movement in the solar plexus. Twists stimulate this energy center and help to ring out tension, stress and causes of an inbalanced 3rd Chakra.

A good belly laugh can bring warmth and vitality to the body releasing the determination to hold on one way or another.

Riding the waves of awareness of our body, mind and spirit may bring us information to learn, understand and grow from towards optimal health and overall well-being. Finding the teachings in our everyday day can be our greatest accomlishments. We can begin to indentify with our Self. As we explore our Self we then can find connection to all beings.


Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom for all.



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