Manipura Chakra Mantra
Definition - What does Manipura Chakra Mantra mean?
Manipura chakra mantra can mean any mantra that is associated with the solar plexus chakra, manipura. Usually, it is taken to mean ram, the bija, or seed, mantra connected with the manipura chakra, or the seat of personal power.
Working with the mantra, ram, while focusing on the navel area is one way to connect with the manipura chakra mantra. It can also be chanted or silently recited while practicing poses that stimulate the abdomen, such as ardha matsyendrasana, or half lord of the fishes pose.
Yogapedia explains Manipura Chakra Mantra
Working with the manipura chakra mantra is thought to help the yogi to feel more confident and self-assured, letting go of fear and self-doubt. Due to the association of manipura chakra with willpower, the mantra is believed to increase the ability to control negative impulses and find greater self-discipline. Some believe it may also help to ease physical ailments associated with the abdominal area, such as stomach pains.
An alternative to chanting ram is to use a mantra that connects to the power of the solar plexus chakra. This may be something like, “Sometimes letting go is the most empowering choice.” In this case, the mantra reminds the yogi that they can connect to their own power without force by letting go.