Solar Plexus Chakra 3
Solar Plexus Chakra 3- Sanskrit- Manipura- Pancreas
The pancreas releases a variety of substances needed for the effective digestion of food. It also produces insulin which aid the body’s control of blood sugar levels.
Location: Between the navel and base of the sternum.
More body parts- digestive system, muscles
Musical Note: E
Planet- Mars and the Sun
Sign: Aries, Sagittarius, and
Function: Will, power, assertiveness
Minerals- Amber, Topaz, Citrine, Rutilated quartz, sunstone, aventurine
Corresponding Verb: I can
Life Lesson: Self Esteem/ self confidence, the courage to take risks, to be
Goals- Purpose, Effectiveness, endurance, self respect
Emotional Dysfunctions- Need to be in control, oversensitive to criticism, addictive personality, aggressiveness, low self esteem
Physical Dysfunctions- Stomach ulcers, fatigue, weight around stomach, allergies, diabetes
Archetypes- Functional- Spiritual warrior- Dysfunctional- Drudge
Societal Association- Uniqueness and individuality
Sacramental Association- Confirmation
Foods- Complex carbs, starches
Incense/ Oils- Vetivert, Rose, Bergamont, Ylang Ylang, Cinnamon, Carnation
age development 14-21
“Located at the navel  or just above at the solar plexus, the third chakra is called Manipura, the “City of Jewels” (Mani – gem, Pura or Puri – city). Frequently associated with the color yellow, blue in classical tantra, and red in the Nath tradition, this chakra is associated with fire and the power of transformation. It is said to govern digestion and metabolism as the home of agni and the vital wind samana vayu. It is also the point where the energies of prana vayu and apana vayu (inward and outward flowing energy) meet in a balanced system. It is notably the home of coeliac plexus which innervates most of the digestive system. In chakra based medicine this area is worked with to affect healthier digestion, elimination, pancreas kidney and adrenal function. Weak agni (fire) here leads to incompletely digested food, thoughts and emotions and is a source of ama (toxicity).
Manipura is represented with a downward pointing red triangle, signifying the tattva of fire, within a bright yellow circle, with 10 dark-blue or black petals like heavily laden rain clouds. The fire region is represented by the god Vahni, who is shining red, has four arms, holds a rosary and a spear, and is making the gestures of granting boons and dispelling fear. He is seated on a ram, the animal that represents this chakra.
Another representation of manipura. The animal associated to this chakra is the ram.
The seed mantra is the syllable ‘ram’. Within the bindu or dot above this mantra resides the deity Rudra, who is red or white, with three eyes, of ancient aspect with a silver beard, and smeared with white ashes. He makes the gestures of granting boons and dispelling fear. He is either seated upon a tiger skin, or upon a bull. His Shakti is the goddess Lakini. She has a black or dark-blue vermillion color; three faces, each with three eyes; is four-armed; holds a thunderbolt, the arrow shot from the bow of Kama, fire; and makes the gesture of granting boons and dispelling fear. She is seated upon a red lotus.
The ten petals are dark-blue or black colour. They correspond to the vrittis of spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and sadness.
Manipura is considered the center of dynamism, energy, will power and achievement (Itcha shakti), which radiates prana throughout the entire human body. It is associated with the power of fire and digestion, as well as with the sense of sight and the action of movement. Manipura is “the center of etheric-psychic intuition: a vague or non-specific, sensual sense of knowing; a vague sense of size, shape, and intent of being.” As such, some psychics recommend “listening” to it since it may help in making better decisions in one’s life on many different levels.
Through meditating on Manipura one is said to attain the siddhis power to create (save) or destroy the world.” wiki