Located above the navel and in the Solar Plexus region, Manipura translates from Sanskrit as "City of jewels" and is associated with the color yellow. This chakra is our epicenter and the magnetic core of our personality and our ego. It relates to the energy of the sun and is our very own personal, fiery furnace.
The challenge of the Solar Plexus is to have the willpower to make positive choices that enhance your life. It allows you to have courage and conviction in your sense of your internal power within the external world. This limits the authority of external forces that could cloud or control your personal idea of how you envision your life.
A blocked Solar Plexus chakra may be:
- Feeling like you need to control everything and everyone around you
- Feeling helpless
- Difficulty seeing the “big picture” in life
- Lack of purpose or direction
- Low self-esteem
- Unresolved guilt about the past
Meditating is a wonderful way to focus on this chakra to help open and balance it. Use our Manipura incense sticks to direct your attention and intention of working on this energy center.