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solar plexus / manipura chakra Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra is derived from two words Mani (Jewels) and Pura (place or city). As the name suggest Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra is the energy center holding all the human potentials, the potential to rise higher.

Also known as the Sun (energy) center, this is the place for ‘vital energy’ and it is here the actual awakening starts taking place.

Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra is where one gets connected with the EGO and life beyond it, the life of dynamism, personal power, optimism, will, wit, laughter, self-control, energy, willpower and accomplishments.

Being centered in Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra, the Rajasic center, means the transition form the human form into super human form, away from Tamasic tendencies into Sattvik tendencies.

The third “power center” chakra isalso known as the Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra.

Function: The need to achieve through Power, Will and Ego

Guna: Rajas

Mental state: Self worth. I can, I do

Element: Fire

Physical location: Solar Plexus/Manipura Chakra is located below the diaphragm, center of the stomach area, between the bottom of the ribcage (sternum) and the navel

Related body parts Body: Muscles, digestive system, respiratory system, diaphragm, liver, gallbladder, kidney, pancreas, adrenal glands, spleen, the small intestine, the lower back, the sympathetic nervous system

Gland association: SPLEEN and PANCREAS

Hormones associated: Insulin, glucagon, secretin, Cholecystokinin, digestive enzymes

Nervous plexus:Solar plexus

Cognitive sense/ Jnana Indri: Sight

Color association: Yellow

Associated Zodiac signs: Aries, Leo and Sagittarius

Beneficial Foods: Carbohydrates, fiber & yellow food like lemons, yellow bell pepper and fresh corn

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