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 teaches women the art of self-care so that they feel their healthiest and happiest in their own unique bodies. This holistic approach to individualized wellness is rooted in the ancient Indian knowledge of ayurveda: a complete medical science and way of life which explains that our wellbeing blossoms when we align ourselves with nature. Julie is a registered ayurvedic practitioner by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), a Certified Massage Therapist, and a classical hatha yoga teacher. She studied each of these modalities in the US and straight from the source in India. Connect with Julie at trueayurveda.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. True Ayurveda, Facebook, or Instagram.