White pullover hooded sweatshirt with yellow glitter vinyl Manipura chakra symbol.
Sweater is a 50% cotton/polyester blend preshrunk.
third chakra is called Manipura, which means “lustrous gem.” Located
around the navel in the area of the solar plexus and up to the
breastbone, it is a source of personal power and governs self-esteem,
warrior energy, and the power of transformation. The Manipura chakra
also controls metabolism and digestion.
When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthy. If your third chakra is out of balance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. The element is fire and the color is yellow, bright like the sun.
Strengthen Your Inner Fire
When you have clear goals, desires, and intentions, you can move forward to achieve them. Each small step you take while honoring the larger intention helps to strengthen your third chakra. The fire within, called Tejas in Sanskrit, is the same fire in the Ayurvedic dosha Pitta. A person with strong Pitta has that inner drive to propel them forward toward their goals.
No matter which dominant dosha type you have, you can harness the power of Manipura to assert your will in a healthy way and achieve any goal you set out to accomplish. If you find you are stuck with a decision or are at a crossroads and aren’t sure which way to go, look to a gut feeling in your solar plexus for guidance.
Close your eyes, place your hand over the area slightly above your belly button.
Bring to mind the problem or dilemma.
Notice how your third chakra feels when you give it choices regarding the subject you’re struggling with. A sinking or nauseated feeling may tell you that the decision is wrong.
If you present your solar plexus with the right choice, you may feel lightness in the area or you may even feel like you can breathe easier.