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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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Members' comments:

17 Nov, 2023
SunFlowersfab's picture
What's great about the online Dru studio is I can find little gems time and time again..They are short and beneficial but only if practiced regularly.I need to plan a bit more instead of dipping in and out. Continuing on with my desire to learn more about the chackras I remembered this was in one of the online challenges. I didn't need to do much though because once I went into the new release on mudras it steered me to this video . I noted my gut sluggish so Bingo this is the practice for me along with building up on meditation practice until I feel back in the flow. Emotional stress certainly does show up in our bodies
5 Apr, 2022
Anna-Marie's picture
I enjoyed this video, but think I will need to continue several times to understand it. Thank you Annie
22 Mar, 2020
Judybe's picture
Sorry but found this confusing. It may be me but right at the beginning you say take your weight onto your right side and you move to your left. Are you mirroring us? Or is it me?
3 Jan, 2019
Raisinloaf's picture
Great twist - thanks Anne! Feeling my manipura fired up!


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