This Chakra is yellow and is located on the spine just above the naval. It is connected with the intellect. It is the center of our personal power, our anger, sensuality, strength and the take action part of ourselves. This psychic center is where we experience our so called “gut feelings.” Physically it is linked to our digestive system, adrenal, stomach, liver, and gall bladder, helping the body assimilate nutrients. Unbalanced symptoms are mental slumps, lethargy, feeling isolated, feeling afraid, overcautious.
Manipura is related to the metabolic and digestive systems. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. The color that corresponds to Manipura is yellow. Key issues governed by Manipura are issues of personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, introversion, and transition from simple or base emotions to complex. Physically, Manipura governs digestion, mentally it governs personal power, emotionally it governs expansiveness, and spiritually, all matters of growth.