The Manipura Chakra is the “City of Jewels” in which we find the pearls of clarity, wisdom, self-confidence and wellbeing. Their lustre radiates down to the lower Chakras as well as up to the Heart Centre (Anahata Chakra). The feelings of love and happiness that we feel in our heart actually originate in the Manipura Chakra and rise from there to the Anahata Chakra. The positive radiance emanating from the Manipura Chakra also purifies the Svadhishthana and Muladhara Chakras and their qualities.
Passion becomes pure selfless love; through the light of wisdom, prejudice and aversion change to respect and understanding; and envy and insatiable greed change to goodwill and healthy moderation. With the gaining of self-confidence, pride and jealousy change to modesty and generosity, ignorance changes into clarity, and laziness into focussed, consistent effort. The qualities of Manipura chakra are: Will, personal power...
Taking responsibility for one’s life, taking control
Mental abilities, the intellect
Forming personal opinions and beliefs
Making decisions, setting the direction
Clarity of judgments
Personal identity, personality
B A L A N C E D
Exert your will in a way that leads to the expected results somewhat effortlessly
Have harmonious relationships with your surrounding
I M B A L A N C E D
Excessive control and authority over your environment and people
Or the opposite in case of deficiency or blocked energy: Feeling of helplessness, irresponsibility
Being obsessed with minute details, seeing life through a filter of plus and minuses while losing sight of the whole picture
Misusing your power
Lack of clear direction, lack of purpose or ambition
Making plans or having a lot of ideas without finding efficient ways to realize them
P R A C T I C E
We want to focus on igniting our inner fire (agni) for this practice. Core work and internal twists are perfect for balancing and stimulating this chakra. Breath of fire and chanting SATNAM are also wonderful techniques you can use without a deep physical practice.
High Lunge Twist
Adho Mukha Savasana
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. ~Irene C. Kassorla