Residing at the solar plexus, the third chakra, or manipura, is like the sun of the body. It radiates prana and gives energy, dynamism, and achievement.
Once kundalini, the dormant energy that resides within each of us, has reached manipura, judgment and personal prejudices fade away, and the yogi comes to see things for what they truly are.
Manipura is located below the diaphragm and above the navel at the solar plexus, on the inner wall of the spinal column.
Manipura relates to the kidneys, adrenals, mid-spine, spleen, and stomach. With its location at the solar plexus, manipura is closely tied to the digestive fire and heat regulation. Imbalances may be in the form of liver and kidney disorders, diarrhea, indigestion, and other digestive issues.
Manipura is our source of self and personal power. It relates to the ego and not necessarily the bad kind of ego. When out of whack, it can manifest as low self-esteem and distortion in our self-image. It can also affect our perception of others in the form of judgment.
Julie Bernier helps women to bring their bodies back into balance, whether they’re struggling with hormonal imbalances, period problems, digestive troubles, skin conditions, anxiety, depression, preparing for or recovering from giving birth, or any other dis-ease. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in ayurveda: a holistic system of healing from ancient India. Julie is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India. Connect with Julie at trueayurveda.com or on IG at @juliebernier.