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Gandhi Never Had a Problem with His Manipura

If there is one icon for the Manipura Chakra, it is Mahatma Gandhi. 

Gandhi had a vision.

To communicate without violence. 

To use his influence and power for good. 

To trust his own wisdom and guidance. 

To ignore others who undermined him.

Gandhi was confident, powerful, influential, and charismatic. 


And he emanated an aura that drew people to him. And he never abused it. 

Although Gandhi was, is and always will be an icon, the area which rules our personal power resides in each one of us. 

This Place of Personal Power is Manipura 

And true to its Sanskrit translation of “Place of the Jewel”, this is where we discover what we can offer to the world and manifest our will. 

The place where, when fully activated, the Real You shines through.

But there’s a catch to Manipura because when it is out of balance, you will either burn bridges with Manipura’s element of Fire or burn yourself out. 

If you are yet to present the world with your unique gifts, read on to find what resides in your Place of the Jewel

Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra

The Third Chakra

Represents: Self-Confidence, Self-Worth, Identity, Power, Will, Clarity

Blocked by: Self-Doubt, Shame, Disappointments

Location: Under the Rib Cage, Above the Navel

Color: Yellow

Mantra: Ram

Element: Fire

Nature Sound: Crackling Fire 

Stones: Citrine, Golden Calcite, Topaz, Fire Agate, Tiger’s Eye

God/Goddess: Surya – The God of the Sun or Lord Rama – One of the Incarnations of the Hindu God Vishnu

Governs: Functioning of Digestive Organs

Governs Emotions: Contentment, Joy, Pride, Hope

Purpose: To Manifest What You Created at the Sacral Chakra

Common Addictions: Alcohol, Drugs, Work, Nicotine, Coffee

Essential Oils: Lemon, Sage, Ginger, Peppermint, Cardamom

Why Should I Work on My Manipura Chakra? 

  • If you know, deep down, you were meant to be a leader. You were put on this earth to inspire and lead others because when your Manipura is balanced, you emanate an aura that attracts others to you. 
  • If you worry about other people’s opinions of you all the time. Due to this fear, you hardly make decisions in case it is the wrong one. The constant anxiety depletes you of your energy and you can fall into depression. 
  • If you stay passive because you are insecure about your abilities and your self-worth. When someone pushes your buttons, you resort to a passive-aggressive response which makes you feel worse. 
  • If you experienced some disappointments that you can’t seem to let go. You are consumed by the shame of that experience and find comfort in avoidance. 
  • If you have some creative ideas you’d love to pursue but you are afraid because you don’t believe in yourself. 

If these ring true to you, don’t give up on yourself. Explore your Manipura with us. 

Symptoms of Overactive Manipura Chakra

  • High Cholesterol, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure
  • Acid Reflux 
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Bully
  • Egotistical and Arrogant
  • Manipulative and Controlling
  • Insomnia
  • Reckless

These symptoms occur  when people are very ambitious and focus on money, power or authority. If your Manipura is overactive, you need to balance it out with humility and work in conjunction with the Heart Chakra. 

Symptoms of Underactive Manipura Chakra

  • Timidity
  • Passive or Passive-Aggressive
  • Indecisive and Insecure
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Feeling Powerless
  • Inability to Take Action
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression and Anxiety 
  • Inability to Focus

What Can I Do to Heal My Manipura? 

  1. Soak up the Sun

Take a walk in the sun.  Visualize yourself becoming energized by absorbing the sunlight. 

  1. Face Your Shame and Crush Them
    1. Ask yourself “What brings me the most shame?”
    2. Think about your reasons
    3. Write down your Top 2 Reasons
    4. Read the reasons aloud to yourself
    5. Ask yourself “What is the Worst That Can Happen?”
    6. Accept your fears
    7. Commit to making the change
  2. Core Strengthening Exercises

Core strengthening exercises like Pilates, the Yoga pose Navasana or forearm planks will fire up your Manipura. 

  1. Spend Time with Passionate People

Spend time with people who love what they do. Their enthusiasm and zest will positively influence your own self-worth. 

  1. Brain Teasers or Puzzles

Gain clarity and confidence by giving your brain a workout. Games or puzzles that require thinking will boost your mental energy and ignite your Manipura. 

  1. Energize with the Stones

Take a bath with Citrine or other stones in the tub. 

  1. Wear Yellow Clothes or Accessories

Wearing yellow or surrounding yourself in this color is the easiest way to awaken the power.

  1. Meditate 

Hum Ram as you breathe out or Chant “Om Shri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram”

  1. Listen to 528Hz Frequency
  1. Take a Bath using  Essential Oils 
  1. Alternate Nostril Breathing Exercise (Anulom Vilom) 

This exercise is recommended for everyone to keep their Manipura and Svadhisthana in balance. 

  1. Chant Manipura Affirmations
  1. “I Accept All Parts of Myself” 
  2. “I Trust My Intuition”
  3. “I am Ambitious and Capable” 

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