Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of the body. There are seven of them, and they govern our psychological properties.
Manipura (literally, “city of jewels”) is located at the navel center. It is commonly depicted as a downward or upward-facing red triangle, and it’s associated with the fire element. Having a strong inner fire (agni) can help us digest not only our food, but also our life experiences.
Energetically, manipura’s function is to optimize our personal power so that we can navigate our lives with strength and determination. Manipura gives us the confidence we need to process and eliminate what does not serve us, and to let it go.
Navel chakra affirmation: “I am confident, powerful, and I can handle anything.”