Yoga with Mirella Nicholson

Yoga with Mirella Nicholson

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

message of Manipura

Manipura - Gateway of the Sun

Manipura means shinning Gem (City of Jewels)
It’s color is Yellow/Orange
Symbolized by lotus flower with 10 petals
Element: Fire
Sense of taste

Bija mantra: Ram 

The fire that ignites the light of consciousness rising up from the lower, more earthly chakras

Located: between the navel and the solar plexus, at the base of the sternum
It is the power center. It’s purpose is transformation. It’s the place where we digest and transform things in life. It’s task is to over come inertia, to move.

When balanced the person feels at ease, flowing, flexible, empowered and confident.

When unbalanced, it creates a feeling of frustration, arrogance, lack of confidence, shame, and jealousy, aggressive, judgmental

(google image)

What Manipura taught me today was that we have unbounded power within us.  The real power is our ability to choose one thought over another. 

We may not have power over external situations and circumstances but we do have the power to choose how those external situations will effect us.  Surrendering and letting go does not mean that you are powerless or that you are giving your power away.   There is tremendous power in surrendering and letting go of those patterns and habits that no longer serve us.  When we let go of old patterns and beliefs that are controlling and binding us we are actually taking back our power. 

When we feel like our own power is weak all we have to do is plug into the source of unbounded power through the practice of meditation.

Your real power is your ability to choose one thought or the another.  You can choose the refined qualities of manipura such as  empowerment, confidence, flexibility, feeling at ease or you can choose the not so refined qualities of frustration, aggression, judgement.   The chose is yours..... Choose wisely.  The power is yours.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post, Mirella. Very timely for me personally, but that's probably not a coincidence.