Nabhi is a Sanskirt word meaning “navel,” “hub,” “umbilical cord” or “nucleus.” In the context of yoga, the nabhi chakra is the energy center located in the area of the solar plexus, above the navel. In English, this chakra is known as the solar plexus or navel chakra. It is also commonly known by the alternate Sanskrit name, manipura (translated “city of gems”).

Nabhi was also the name of a Hindu monarch, King Nabhi, or Nabhiraja. He was the last of the 14 wise men known as kulakara in the Jain tradition.

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