Manipura is Sanskrit for the Solar Plexus and is located in the abdomen a few inches below the heart center.
This beautiful yellow power place houses your ego and self-esteem and is also known as your center for assertiveness, which captains your inner drive! Wahoo!
Thank you Kim Dreyer for the use of this picture
... you may have a warm personality and enjoy being spontaneous. Your self-esteem is healthy and you are able to meet challenges head on without being overwhelmed.
People who are balanced in this area are reliable and ultimately accept that they are responsible for themselves and there lives! These individuals have a healthy sense of personal power!
I like it!
... You will have healthy digestion and metabolism. You can create energy to move your forward through life!
You will listen to your gut instinct and find it easy to make decisions.
Assertive is your middle name!
If this area is closed off you may feel powerless, apathy and low self-esteem. You may also harbor resentment and be indecisive.
There is often a component of underlying shame in ones life when this energy center is closed down.
Physically you may be experiencing digestive issues, food allergies, diabetes, liver/gall bladder issues and adrenal exhaustion.
Whew! What a struggle life would feel like with all of that going on!
Lemons are the perfect food. They alkalize the system, are rich in vitamins and clean out mucous. This causes your body to work better.
Lemons cleanse and rejuvenate the body!
The lemon is your new best friend if your Solar Plexus are weak energetically. I could go on and on about lemons.... think "Master Cleanser"!
Wow the last time I did this cleanse I was on it for 17 days! Talk about clean out your systems!!! I strongly recommend it :)
... connected to the Manipura Chakra is the adrenal glands.
The gems and stones that assist with opening the Manipura Chakra are Citrine, Jasper, Topaz and of course, Rose Quartz (Every Chakras best friend).
"Citrine is said to be the stone of "prosperity" attracting wealth, success, happiness and generosity. The Yellow colour of Citrine augments the Solar Plexus Chakra and promotes cheerfulness."
... that assist the opening of the Yellow Chakra are; Ginger, Peppermint, Lemongrass and Rosemary.
My friend, Evelyn Mulders over at Sound Essences, has put together this fantastic product for assisting in clearing the Solar Plexus Chakra.
It contains the essential oils of lemongrass and rosemary with the stones; citrine, tigers eye and rose quartz.
This was then primed with the "E" note on her crystal bowls and voila! Spray this on your Solar Plexus Chakra and feel the energetic shift as you gain more clarity, wisdom and...
... that assist the Manipura are Chamomille, Goldenrod and Pink Yarrow.
The note to tone is "E" and the sound to use is "oh".
If you chant this for only a few minutes a day, you will quickly see results IN the Manipura! If you've never toned before, try it, it's easy! Just open your mouth and let the sound out. Trust that it will do what you intend to do. As Nike said "just do it" :)
Archer - Dhanurdharasana
Bow - Dhanurasana
Boat - Navasana
I wish you chakra healing with healthy self-esteem. :)
Please contact me if you have any questions or leave a comment below!