Manipura chakra

Explaining chakra healing,spiritual healing,chakra balancing,bio energy healing,third chakra.

Location: Behind navel / Behind navel
Color: Yellow
Characterised by: Flesh
Tatva: Agni (Fire)
Beej Mantra: RAM
Keywords: Power, I
Vayu: Samana
Yantra: Triangle
Shape: Lotus with ten petals
Ruling Diety: Rudra and Lakshmi
Planet associated: Sun
Weekday associated: Sunday
Granthi associated: Brahma Granthi

The name Manipura is amalgamation of two words, mani means jewel, pura means place, i.e. manipura is a place filled with jewels and treasure. Tibetan Buddhist chant “Hum Mani Padme Hum” aptly defines the meaning of the chakra as ‘jeweled lotus(Mani Padme). This chakra functions as an auric energy generator. Normally, it radiates blue-violet light, but in spiritually awakened people it radiates golden light. This chakra has Rajo guna and has the abundance of intelligence, love, and knowledge.

Healers Perspective

Mental / Emotional / Psychological aspects:

This chakra symbolizes passionate consciousness and dynamism. It is associated with the level of being we call the personality, or ego. This is the area which defines our “self-esteem”. When energy is not flowing freely from this chakra we have problems with self-esteem and confidence, our sense of adequacy, issues around responsibility and feeling caught in the middle. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills. This intuitive chakra is where we get our gut instincts that signal us to do or not to do something. Anyone experiencing dysfunction of the third chakra is having difficulty obtaining or maintaining his/her own “personal power”. It is also the power center of the physical body. Malfunctioning of this chakra also results in lack of Will power, being stickler and self critical.

When it is functioning harmoniously, one will feel content and there will be no compulsion to compromise personal integrity. Relationships will be based on appropriateness, not on dependency, need, control, or manipulation. When participation is appropriate, it will natural response to environmental conditions. Also those with greater status will not try to subdue their subordinates, respect will be given to authority when it is earned, and withdrawn when it has been abused. When this chakra is imbalanced we can either veer into domination or helplessness.

When it is blocked fear will emerge in response to it. The fear of rejection, over-sensitivity to criticism, self-image fears, fears of our secrets being found out, indecisiveness are the product of malfunctioning manipura chakra. Insecurity, jealousy, generative energy and wisdom are associated with it. If it is malfunctioning, the person will have uncontrolled extremes of emotion which may result in hypertension and adrenal exhaustion. Anger and frustration causes depletion of this chakra energy.

Manipura is concerned with people, places and things, as well as one’s association to ideals, institutions, community, family, the sense of belonging, friendship, trust, contentment, and commitment, as well as the ability to remain calm during times of duress. It provide mental understanding of emotional life. A balanced third chakra gives you the awareness to know that it is important to live in harmony with others and to consider others when making decisions in life. The mooladhara and swadhisthana chakras know what we want to do, the solar chakra decides if we will do it. Many times this center acts as a block between heart and sexuality as the center related to health i.e. Anahata is above it and center related to sexuality i.e. Svadishthana is below. If both these chakras are functional and open but Manipur is blocked then a person’s sexual life will be without emotional attachment and love and vice-versa.

It is related to the element heat, incandescence, and its sensory avenue is sight. Without light we can see nothing. Also, when we are warm and jovial that is manipura chakra giving forth the warmth of human contact.

Understand that trying to control what we cannot causes us to worry about the future and obsess about the past. Real self power is one that enables us to be comfortable irrespective of others and outside situations where we are able to maintain our composure. When we try to control others, we give away our powers to them because our happiness now depend upon their responses.

Physical aspects:

The proper functioning of this chakra is necessary for the digestion and absorption of food. The melodious music of life is played on the instrument of sound health. This chakra is highly important for overall health at all levels. Indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, duodenum, peptic ulcer, gall bladder, stomach ulcers, addictions, shortness of breath, hypoglycemia, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatic, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases are associated with malfunctioned manipura chakra. It governs upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, gallbladder, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines, stomach, sympathetic nervous system etc. It is also the seat of the nerve center that is the most direct interface between the voluntary and involuntary nerve systems. Breath control exercises exist because of this interface. Control the breath, and control the mind.

Symptoms of Imbalanced Manipura chakra:

Excessive yang can lead to aggressiveness or greed. Balance of this chakra will give self-motivation. Note: Whatever be the disease/issue/problem, we must heal this chakra. Low self confidence, need for approval, tendency to blame others, lethargy, Dominating personality trait, arrogance, self-centered overambitious etc.

Spiritual Perspective

The God Vishnu and Goddess Lakini are deities of this chakra. The download-pointed triangle represents the continuous down-flow of spiritual presence. The triangle is colored red to symbolize spiritual fire. The 10 petals, the color of a heavy rain-cloud, symbolize a veil which clouds our inner vision .This has to be burned away through the effort of personal transformation.