Manipura chakra

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“The lotus of the navel: Higher vital[1]

“commanding the larger life-forces and the passions and larger desire-movements”[2]

“ten petals, violet”[3]


“The navel is the centre of the dynamic and sensational vital (this is the source of pride, sense of possession, ambition, anger and other passions — but it expresses them often through the heart centre).”[4]


“The usual rule in this Yoga is from above downwards. There may be variations in the preparatory stage. There may for instance be a partial opening first of the heart centre. The higher vital centre may become active first also, but that means much struggle and difficulty.”[5]




  1. Letters on Yoga – I, p.229
  2. Ibid., p.230
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid., p.240
  5. Ibid., p.237


See also