Manipura Chakra

Monday 19/12/16

Manipura ("City of Gems") chakra  and manifests in four different forms, which relate to four different emotions - greed, jealousy, generosity and joy. That is why all these four emotions are depicted through the tummy. 

A person dominated by the third chakra will strive for personal power and recognition, even to the detriment of family and friends.The plane of Manipura Chakra encompasses karma, charity, atonement for one's errors, good company, bad company, selfless service, sorrow, the plane of dharma, and the celestial plane.ire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition. This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power. 

The Colour associated with this chakra: Yellow

The mantra Sound for Activation of this Chakra is: Ram

Raga for activating this chakra is: Kafi, Vrindabani Sarang, Megh,Kafi Bhimpolashi

Music Note associated with this Chakra: Ga

Planets associated with this chakra: Jupiter

Asotrological signs associated with  this Chakra: sagittarius & pisces

Shakti associated with this Chakra is: Lakini Shakti

 

Practices for activating Manipura Chakra:

1. Asanas (yogic postures) - Asana is defined as "posture;" its literal meaning is "seat." Asanas greatly stimulate and influence the functioning of the endocrine system. The following asanas are useful in awakening the solar plexus chakra (manipura): pawanmuktasana, chakrasana, dhanurasana, marjariasana, matsyasana, paschimottanasana, and ushtrasana.

2. Agnisar Kriya - Agni (fire), sar (essence), and kriya (action). Agnisar kriya is one of the shatkarmas (cleansing practices) used to cleanse the intestines. It is a breathing technique that involves emptying the lungs and pumping the stomach to strengthen the diaphragm and lower stomach region. Agnisar kriya must be mastered before you begin with the next exercise.

3. Uddiyana Bandha - Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock) is the contraction of the abdomen and the control of the muscles of the abdominal wall, as well as control over the adrenal glands, the small and large intestines, and the other digestive and visceral organs. After exhalation all of the air is expelled from the lungs. The lower abdomen and diaphragm are then drawn upwards in a vacum. The muscles from the sacrum to the ribs are contracted. Uddiyana bandha strengthens the digestive fire and tones the body's energetic core.

4. Nauli Kriya - Nauli kriya is a yoga abdominal cleansing technique which involves the control of the rectus abdomini muscles and churning of the whole abdomen. This serves to massage the internal organs of the body. Nauli kriya is intended for regenerating, invigorating and stimulating the abdominal viscera and the gastro-intestinal or alimentary system.