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Manipura: The Solar Centre

CHAKRA 3

The word manipura means "city of jewels". This chakra is so called because it is the fire center and appears like a fiery jewel. It is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura correspond to pancreas as well as the the adrenal cortex. Manipura is symbolised by a lotus with ten petals. The colour that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Keys issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.