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Manipura (or Nabhi) Chakra

Third Chakra

Located behind the solar plexus, which gives us a sense of our personal power in the world. Blockage manifests as anger or a sense of victimization.

Behavioral Characteristics

Between the ages of fourteen to twenty-one a person is ruled by Manipura Chakra. The motivation energy of this chakra impels the person to develop his ego, his identity in the world.

A person dominated by the third chakra will strive for personal power and recognition, even to the detriment of family and friends. Such a person will sleep from six to eight hours nightly, on his back.

The plane of Manipura Chakra encompasses karma, charity, atonement for one's errors, good company, bad company, selfless service, sorrow, the plane of dharma, and the celestial plane.

Dharma is the timeless law of nature that interconnects all that exists. By remaining true to one's nature, relationships with others will be more stable and clear. The balance for Manipura Chakra is selfless service, that is, serving without desire for reward. The practice of charity will clarify one's path of action, or karma. Every person must be aware of his actions in order to achieve a balance in his life. Once this balance is attained, the person may enter the celestial plane of illumination.

Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition. This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. Power.

Governs power, accomplishments, will, ego projections, vital energies, control, and your freedom to be yourself.

Known as: Solar Plexus Chakra, Manipura

Manipura = city (pur) of jewels (mani)  City of Gems.

Location: Solar Plexus.

Color: yellow

Fire Element: Hunger, Thirst, Sleep, Lethargy and Digestion. Animal Kingdom.

Attributes: Anger.

Desire: Achievement and Supremacy.

Activity: Hard Labor.

Sense: Sight

Deities: Each Chakra has a Manifestation of the Shiva and Shakti Deities. Rudra - Old Shiva, God of Destruction. Powerful Angry and Detached. Lakini Shakti - Goddess of Independence and Fire. Ram - Carrier of the Bija Mantra-Ram. Strong, Proud and Charges Head First.

Symbol: Fiery Red Triangle, surrounded by 10 Blue Petals (like the hottest part of the flame).

Mantra: Repetition of Bijan Mantra-Ram, increases Absorption and longevity. Each petal has a Sanskrit letter (Damm, Dhamm, Namm, Tam, Tham, Dam, Dham, Nam, Pam and Pham).

4th Chakra: Anahata

Back to: Tantra Chakra System


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