3. Navel Chakra: Manipura
Fire, action and balance, the will of the spiritual warrior.
Location: The area of the Navel Point, solar plexus.
Organ/Gland/Nerves: Navel plexus (autonomous network of sympathetic nerve fibers, 72,000 nerve endings), liver, gall bladder, spleen, digestive organs, pancreas, adrenals.
Qualities: The center of personal power and commitment. Self-esteem, identity, judgment. This is where the strength for inner balance, inspiration and good health is developed.
Shadow: Anger; greed, shame, despair. Obstacles everywhere. Not enough strength and spontaneity. Conforming in order to be recognized. Refuting ones own wishes and emotions. Problems with digestion, the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas.
Yoga Exercises: Stretch Pose, Sat Kriya, Peacock Pose, Bow Pose, Fish Pose, Diaphragm Lock, Breath of Fire; all exercises which train the abdominal muscles.