Sunday, January 28, 2018

Manipura - The Third Chakra

Manipura, the Solar Plexus chakra, is associated with the color yellow, and is in the third position of our subtle energy anatomy. It is associated with the following psychological and behavioral functions:

  • Expression of will
  • Intellectual abilities
  • The “accounting mind” that categorizes everything, assesses the pluses and minuses in life
  • Personal power
  • Ability to establish ideas and plans into reality
  • At higher levels, it conveys wisdom
The main function of this energy center, located between the navel and base of the chest, provides the momentum needed to move forward and realize our personal desires. It plays a prominent role in our control over our personal power. It helps us to find direction in life and determine the actions to take in order to reach our goals. It has influence on preoccupations about social status and self-image.
If you are struggling with personal insecurity or a disharmony between your personal power and healthy relationships with others, it may be an indicator that there is an imbalance in the third chakra. This can adversely affect your self-esteem and social life.
Imbalances in the third chakra can manifest as:
  • Excessive control and authority over your environment and other people
  • Or the opposite in case of deficiency or blocked energy: Feeling of helplessness, irresponsibility
  • Being obsessed with minute details, seeing life through a filter of plus and minuses while losing sight of the whole picture
  • Being manipulative
  • Misusing your power
  • Lack of clear direction, lack of purpose or ambition
  • Making plans or having a lot of ideas without finding efficient ways to realize them
When the Solar Plexus chakra is balanced, you may:
  • Be assertive with a positive intention
  • Exert your will in a way that leads to the expected results somewhat effortlessly
  • Have harmonious relationships with those around you
  • Refuse to let others rob you of your positive energy

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