Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Manipura (Third Chakra)

Chakra three
The solar plexus Chakra is located between the navel and the base of the sternum. It is often called our second brain our “gut feeling”. The element here is fire. This is the place we derive our personal power, self esteem, personality and energy.

We pull up the tools from Chakra one and mix them with the desire of Chakra two and it is Chakra three where we find the WILL to make things happen. We may have talent and desire but without a healthy Manipura, we can make nothing happen.

It encompasses our abdomen, upper intestines liver, gallbladder kidneys and pancreas
When this Chakra is blocked we may have issues with trust, self acceptance, self image, playing the victim and a fear of rejection. We may have some anger issues which can lead to weight issues. Other physical problems may be chronic fatigue, digestive troubles, diabetes, anorexia, arthritis and digestive problems.

When balanced we find laughter, purposeful action and that power resides within and is not oppressive nor submissive. Power does not come from control but from self knowledge, passion and compassion.

It is important to learn to quiet the mind so that we can listen to the inner self.

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