The Manipura chakra is the third chakra called solar plexus or naval chakra. Manipura means city of gems. The personality and ego that develops during our youth is housed in this chakra. This chakra deals with energy, will, power, action, assertion, empowerment, ego mastery and self-sufficiency. The solar plexus is the chakra where our life force (chi) is housed. This intuitive chakra is where we get our “gut instincts” that signal us to do or not to do something. Strong self-esteem is a required for developing intuitive skills.