Life Force Energy

Chakras

There are seven energy centers, or chakras, in our bodies, just as there are seven colors in the rainbow spectrum and seven levels of consciousness. There are five chakras outside of our bodies, above and below, connecting us to the universe.

Chakras connect the meridian lines in our bodies and the aura fields outside of our bodies, running up the spine and into our head. They are our organs of transmutation. Chakras sense the frequencies within and around us, transforming and distributing these frequencies into sensations such as emotion, thought, and physical sensations. When there is excess energy in our emotional and mental bodies, these are transmuted into the energy held in the physical body for the opportunity to heal.

  • First/Root Chakra: red, feminine, negative polarity, grounding, unlimited intuition, seat of Kundalini and the starting point of three meridians

  • Second/Sacral Chakra: orange, feminine, negative polarity, sexuality and sensuality, clairsentience, fundamental emotions

  • Third/Solar Plexus Chakra: yellow, masculine, positive polarity, creativity and self-expression, sensitivity to vibrations of other people and places, the emotional energy clearing center

  • Fourth/Heart Chakra: green, masculine, positive polarity, gateway between and balancer of the higher and lower chakras, the emotional center, Divine love, forgiveness, and compassion, sensing energy fields and atmospheres

  • Fifth/Throat Chakra: blue, masculine, positive polarity, transcend fear for the Higher Self/Soul to emerge, the intellectual body and communication

  • Six/Third Eye Chakra: indigo, feminine, negative polarity, the way a person presents themselves to the world, inner vision, imagination, and idealism, balance between Yin and Yang, harmonization of energies

  • Seventh/Crown Chakra: violet, feminine, negative polarity, highest frequency of all the chakras, divine integration, where Kundalini arrives and awakens soul love

Meridians

There are twelve meridian points, or invisible channels, in the body, through which energy – qi or chi – flows. Meridians describe the overall energy distribution system of the body, and are energy ‘highways’, mapping and accessing the entire body within. They exist in corresponding pairs, with many acupuncture points along the way. Energy enters our bodies on our left side – the Yin side, and energy leaves our bodies on our right side – the Yang side. Yin meridians start at our feet, where Yang meridians start at the crown of our heads. Each of the twelve meridians corresponds with organs and anatomical processes, including connective tissues, also known as fascia or myofascia.

In a study published in the Anatomical Record, scientists call meridians a primo vascular system, and have concluded that the PVS allows communication between living organisms and their environments, as a system that is throughout the entire body and plays a role in all biological life processes. Scientists have also concluded that the PVS receives signals in the form of electromagnetic waves from the environment and within the body itself, stating “The PVS, which until now has been a missing body system, can explain many of the mysteries of life. The physical substrate for the meridian system is the missing point that can be used to combine the knowledge of ancient Chinese medicine and that of modern science into one successful unit.”

Qi flows in a precise manner through the twelve meridians. it flows from the chest along the three arm Yin channels (Lung, Pericardium, and Heart) to the hands. There they connect with the three paired arm Yang channels (Large Intestine, San Jiao and Small Intestine) and flow upward to the head. In the head, they connect with their three corresponding leg Yang Channels (Stomach, Gall Bladder and Bladder) and flow down the body to the feet. In the feet, they connect with their corresponding leg Yin channels (Spleen, Liver, Kidney) and flow up again to the chest to complete the cycle of Qi.

Nadis

There is a network of subtle channels known as nadis through which qi or prana circulate. Nadi means "stream". There are fourteen principal nadis, of which three are considered the most important.

  • Ida: the left, feminine channel, originating in root chakra and ending in the left nostril

  • Pingala: the right, masculine channel, originating in root chakra and ending in the right nostril

  • Sushumna: the central channel, within which there are three more subtle channels: Vajra, Chitrini and Brahma nadi – through these, Kundalini moves upwards running up the body from just below root chakra to the crown chakra

Amanda Wilkie