Solar centre

Annie Jones

Co-founder, International School of Dru Yoga

As co-founder of Dru (UK), Director of the Dru Yoga Online Studio, a nutritionalist, Ayurvedic Consultant and Live and Dry Blood Analyst Annie is one of the...

Balancing the Chakras - manipura (solar centre)

5 mins

Join Annie as she takes you through this class focusing on the Solar centre.

The manipura chakra, translates in Sanskrit as the ‘Jewel in the city.’ Given its approximate location in the body, it is also called the ‘navel centre’ or solar plexus.

The physical influence of the manipura:
This centre is responsible for the efficient action of the digestion – the spleen, liver, pancreas and the stomach. This is where our digestive fires burn. So, if your find your digestion is sluggish and have a tendency to put on weight easily, then you’re your digestive fires (called Agni in Sanskrit) needs lighting!
Physical conditions to watch out for when the ‘flame, burning’ in this centre is dim: Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, blockages in the colon.


The mental and emotional influence of the navel centre:
This centre drives our will to act in the world. When in balance, it influences how well we express our confidence and a sense of self-worth. When this energy is free to express itself in our body, we will feel motivated and purposeful, excited and determined.


Why it is important to find ways to re-boot this energy centre and attune to it?
Do you feel lethargic and unmotivated? Do you find yourself getting angry, disillusioned and frustrated? Then, this centre needs unblocking. One thing is having dreams and goals in life, it is entirely another – to have the necessary drive and motivation to achieve those dreams. Attuning to a balanced manipura will give us back our drive and excitement for life!


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