The chakra systems keep our bodies functioning, and the existence of these energy centers is something that science is just now beginning to catch up to.
Based on what we know today, these energy systems affect everything that goes on in our mind and body. Hindu Scriptures were the first to try and describe these meridian points within the body. The word chakra means ‘wheel‘ and describes these vortices of energy within our body. The seven main chakras begin at base of the backbone and run up and through the crown of the head. By focusing on these different points of the body, there is strong evidence that you can restore both physical and emotional health.
What we are can be 100% sure of is that everything is energy. If you think back to your six grade science class when you started to learn all about atoms and their structure, the one most valuable lesson to take away from them was that EVERYTHING is made up of atoms, and no atom is solid. Atoms are made of tiny particles which are not solid static things.
Atoms have three different subatomic particles inside them: protons, neutrons, and electrons. All atoms and the parts within them are made up of 99.99999% space. What this means is that literally EVERYTHING around us is a field of energy that is always moving and changing.
Ancient religions have understood this energy and its influence on the body. Creating movement through these areas of the body is a key part to preventing stagnation. For example. If you do not move your body you decrease your blood-flow. When you decrease blood-flow your body has no choice but to slow down because it cannot function as it would if it had adequate circulation. In response to this, is with react through inflammatory responses that it is in pain and needs attention. Traditional practices such as Reiki, QiGong, Yoga, and Tai Chi focus on addressing this energy, and manipulating all of these points to create true mind-body balance.
Our bodies work their butts off to give us everything it needs! Things like sleeping, breathing, digesting food. It doesn’t matter what we are doing, energy is always flowing through our bodies via our neurons and nerve pathways.
The nervous system is in charge of telling all the parts of our body what it needs to do both voluntary and involuntary. There are two main parts to this system. The first is the central nervous system which lies within the brain and spinal cord. The second is the peripheral nervous system which connects the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.
Within the Peripheral Nervous System, there is a category of nerve bundles that are in charge of our involuntary responses such as our heart beating, the flow of blood through our veins, and our digestion. This is called the Autonomic Nervous System.
The Autonomic Nervous System is also divided into two parts the Sympathetic Nervous system, which is often known as the ‘flight or fight’ response and the Parasympathetic Nervous System also known as the ‘rest and digest’ response.
The “flight or fight response” prepares the body to react to danger, whereas the “rest and digest response” signals that all is well and the body can resume normal functions.
Inside of the autonomic system there is a nerve called the Vagus Nerve. It is this nerve that connects the brainstem to the body. This nerve links the neck, heart, lungs, and the abdomen to the brain and connects to the spinal cord at three places. The Vagus Nerve is responsible for counteracting the fight or flight response and switching the body back into rest and digest mode.
It is this nerve that has gotten us the closest we’ve ever been to being able to scientifically validate the existence of the Chakra Channels for Western approval.