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
Mental state: Self worth. I can, I do
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