Manipura chakra is located behind the navel. Vayapini nadi is the principal component of the manipura chakra. Manipura chakra activates the anti-inflammatory pathway and inhibits stress. Manipura chakra and the brain communication system is established through the vayapini nadi. Stress stimulates the sympathetic nervous system but vayapini nadi inhibits it. This solar plexus chakra gives vitality to the body. Manipura chakra is also associated with the gut microorganism, and can activate the vayapini nadi and such activation plays a critical role in mediating effects on the brain and human behaviour. Earlier we have discussed 12 primary chakras, here we discuss the details of manipura chakra.
The manipura chakra is the seat of the body’s agni, or the fire element. It affects your digestive and govern your body metabolism. The agni element helps you to maintain the homeostasis body temperature and insulin production. This navel chakra governs the pancreas, digestive system’s organs, and the adrenal glands. Manipura chakra is also connected with the parasympathetic nervous system through vagus nerve – helping the body to rest and digest.
When this third chakra is out of balance, digestive issues can arise. This can show up as improper processing of nutrients, constipation, or irritable bowl syndrome. Disturbances in this energy center are also associated with eating disorders, ulcers, diabetes, issues with pancreas, liver, and colon.
When the manipura chakra is healthy and balanced, you will be comfortable with your own inherent power and become empowered peace, energy, tranquility and creativity. You will have a deep feelings of who you are and why you are here. When you connect with your purpose you gain a deeper understanding of how you as an individual can contribute to the collective consciousness in a beneficial way. The word, Manipura, means the city of jewelry and luminary. This chakra can help you to improve your physical and mental strengths.
In the book 72,000 nadis, Sri Amit Ray Ji, offered up lots of golden wisdom about how our manipura chakra affects our brain, and perhaps more importantly, what you can do to develop a healthier manipua chakra, so that you can not only feel better, physically and emotionally, but make better decisions, and thus lead a better life.