1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.

2. equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect.

3. mental or emotional balance; equanimity; equipoise.

4. Chemistry: the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction proceed at equal rates.

Etymology: from Latin aequilibrium, from aequus, “equal” + libra, “a balance, scale, plummet”.

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(Sanskrit: मणिपूर, Maṇipūra) called “city of jewels” - the third primary chakra according to Hindu tradition. It is located at the spine directly behind either the navel or the solar plexus, depending on the system, while its kshetram or superficial activation point is located directly on the navel (or solar plexus).

Manipura is considered the centre of dynamism, energy, willpower and achievement (Itcha shakti), which radiates prana throughout the entire human body. It is aligned with the power of fire and digestion. It is also associated with the sense of sight, the action of movement, and considered “the centre of etheric-psychic intuition: a vague or non-specific, sensual sense of knowing; a vague sense of size, shape, and intent of being.”