The solar plexus chakra, manipura, is associated with the sun and the element of fire. The fire element represents energy, power and determination.

Key Words: Instinct, Originality, Will, Power, Confidence, Self-Worth, Courage

Location: Stomach/Just Above Naval

Element: Fire

Color: Yellow

Symbol: 10 Petalled Lotus

Healing Gemstones: Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Golden Calcite, Amber, Sunstone, Golden Topaz

The phrase manipura translates to mani – jewel; and pura – city or place.

Ten-Petalled Lotus: The ten petals of the solar plexus chakra represent the ten pranas that exist in each of us. The ten pranas are basically energy currents and vibrations. We have five pranas and five upa pranas.

The inverted triangle: The inverted triangle symbolizes the energy of the lower three chakras concentrating and spinning upwards towards the higher chakras.