Chakra refers to energy centers. It is a Sanskrit word which means vortex or wheel. There are seven major chakra centers. These energy centers regulate the flow of energy or “ki” in Japanese and “chi” in Chinese throughout our body. How well the chakra centers function depends on our emotional state of being. In other words, the chakra centers reflect the way we view and experience the world around us. It stores emotional hurt, pain, and thoughts that can limit or expand the soul’s experience.
The chakra centers are not of physical nature. They exist on an energetic level similar to our aura. The chakras are aspects of our consciousness and contain emotional patterns of this life and the past life. They are more dense than the aura but not as dense as the physical body.
The endocrine and nervous systems are directly connected to the chakra system. Each major chakra center is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands and group of nerves known as plexus.
What you perceive and experience relates to one of the seven chakra centers depending on what the experience is. For example: tension or stress in the body is determined by the emotional response or reaction to a situation. The emotional response is recorded in the corresponding chakra center. The tension is detected by the nerves of the plexus and then transmitted to that part of the body the plexus controls. If the tensional pattern is continued, physical symptoms are manifested.
The symptom speaks to the physical body in a way that the consciousness can hear. This allows the individual to become a participant in their healing and see the thought or emotional energy that created the symptom. A good example is chronic lower back pain. Many times this represents a situation or thought that limits the individual from walking away or changing a current situation. When the individual responds and acts on the message the symptom is sending, release of the symptom occurs. The physical body can then begin to heal the symptom according to what a person believes is possible.
Understanding the chakras allows us to participate in our healing and develop a relationship between our physical bodies and our consciousness. This offers a better understanding of our self, our purpose and of those whom we share our lives. A life filled with peace, harmony and love is the result.