The Manipurna or Solar Plexus Chakra is located, as its name suggests, between the navel and heart. Its name means “Seat of the Soul,” or “Abode of the Sun.” The Sanskrit Mantra letter in the center of the Chakra is “Ram.” The Manipurna Chakra has to do with integrity, freedom from fear, and self-esteem. It is the place where martial artists in China focus their attention while practicing their skills. The sensation of fear in the pit of the stomach is what we feel when this chakra closes. When it is open and relaxed, we feel confident, take our place on this earth for granted, and stand with an upright posture. It helps us to sense our own presence. It is the Chakra that changes as we come into empowerment. To it belong the elements fire and water. Its color is a deep, rich gold.