Manipura Chakra also known as the Solar plexus chakra and Navel chakra is the third primary chakra in the human body. ‘Mani’ means pearl and ‘pura’ means city, and Manipura mean pearls of wisdom (it also means shimmering gem and pertains to wisdom and health). The pearls or jewels contained in this chakra are self-confidence and self-assurance, happiness, clarity of thoughts, knowledge and wisdom, and correct decisions making capability. This chakra is considered the centre of vitality which maintains the energy balance within the body. It governs the will and instills respect for self and others.
It is symbolically represented by a lotus with ten petals, which signify the ten vital forces that maintains and strengthens the health. Manipura chakra is also represented by a downward pointing triangle signifying the spread of positive energy. It is represented by the fire element and the color yellow. Yellow signifies energy and intellect.