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Chakra 3 - Manipura - Solar Plexis

The Manipura (lustrous gem) has ten petals, within is a triangle pointing downward with three svastikas (symbolic of fire) inside a circle;  basic issues are expansion of identity and personal drive, personal power.

Colour: golden yellow

Seed sound: Ram

Vowel sound: Ah (as in father)

Note sound: E

Location: below the rib-cage

Associated body parts: abdomen, lower back, stomach, liver,, spleen, digestive system, gall bladder, nervous system, muscles, pancreas and adrenals

Purpose: basic issues for the consciousness of this chakra are concerned with the relationship with oneself, self-esteem, feeling and being, this is the melting pot of spiritual and earthly aspects.

Associated Sacrament: Confirmation

Kundalini: seated belly rolls

Chakra in harmony- chakra is in balance: feels whole, inner calm and peace. Inner tolerance and acceptance of others, balance of spiritual and material worlds, respect for self and others, personal power.

Chakra out of harmony - chakra is out of balance, too open: angry, controlling, workaholic, judgmental and superior

Chakra out of harmony, chakra is out of balance, blocked: overly concerned with what others think, fearful of being alone, insecure, needs constant reassurance

Yoga Postures: Seated Twists, Cat stretch, Downward Dog,

Crystals: Agate, Amber, Adventurine quartz, Sunstone, Tiger's eye, Yellow Citrine, Yellow topaz, 

Essential Oils: Bergamot, Carnation, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Lemon, Rose, Thyme, Vetivert, Ylang Ylang

Archetypes: functional - Spiritual Warrior ; dysfunctional - Drudge

Societal Association: Uniqueness and individuality

Emotional dysfunctions: need to be in control, oversensitive, addictive personality, aggressiveness, low-self esteem

Goals: Purpose, effectiveness, endurance, self-respect

Developmental age: 14 - 21 years

Element: Fire

Ruling planet: Sun, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury

Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius

Massage directions: female - counter clockwise; male - clockwise 

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The following questions and or insights can provide shortcuts to connecting with the Universal Truth:

Honour Oneself

Do I like myself?

Do I feel confident?

Do I operate within my sense of integrity?

Do I follow my honour code?

Do I have hidden agendas?

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