Location in the body: just above the navel, in the stomach area, between the first lumbar vertebra and the eleventh thoracic vertebra
Common names: solar plexus chakra, third chakra, Manipura, the center of the solar plexus
Name meaning: Manipura comes from Sanskrit and translates to “lustrous gem”
Corresponding gland: pancreas
Pancreas gland, associated with the third chakra, excretes enzymes responsible for digestion. It also secrets hormones glucagon and insulin which regulate blood sugar levels.
Color: yellow, yellowish red
Number of petals: ten petals, each containing one of the following Sanskrit syllables ḍaṁ, ḍhaṁ, ṇaṁ, taṁ, thaṁ, daṁ, dhaṁ, naṁ, paṁ, and phaṁ.
Corresponding deities: Lakini, Agni, Rudra
Animal Symbol: ram
Frequency: 320 Hz
Corresponding sense: sight
Corresponding natural phenomena: sunlight, yellow wheat field, flaming fire
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is named after Roman god of war. The temperature on Mars in the equatorial area can reach up to 35 degrees Celsius and one day on Mars lasts 24 hours and 39 minutes.
Key themes: feelings, willpower, the capacity to sense and to express yourself, self-control, personality, allocation of life energy around the body
Affected body parts: pancreas, stomach, gallbladder, liver, spleen, small intestine, abdominal cavity, vegetative nervous system
Positive spiritual aspects: self-awareness, emotional intelligence, compassion, empathy, sensitivity, perseverance, spontaneity
Negative spiritual aspects: emotional inaccessibility, sentimentality, self-pity, jealousy, obsession with power, inconsiderateness, aggression