Chakras: Seven Energy Centres
The most common term for chakras is energy centres. According to
Ayurvedic system of medicine there are seven chakras in human body. All
of them are connected to different physical organs and are located
along the spinal cord.
The lowest chakra is at the base of the spine while the highest chakra
is at the top of head.
The chakras do not have any physical structure. They are part of the
human body's energy system. One can understand their functioning by
studying energy anatomy along with human anatomy. In different people,
the position of chakras might differ slightly.
Three (root, sacral and solar plexus) of the seven chakras are
considered to be lower chakras as they correspond to lower impulses.
Three upper (throat, brow and crown) chakras relate to intuition,
foresight, vision, communication and divinity.
The heart chakra is considered to be a symbolic bridge between the
upper and the lower chakras. Sometimes all these chakras are
visualized as vortices of light and color or as spinning wheels.
The chakras are often called the fifth state of the matter also as
they are different from the four known states of matter – liquid, solid,
gas and plasma.
These chakras play the decisive role in maintaining energy balance in
the body. They help in synchronization of the human energy field (HEF)
with the universal energy field (UEF).
When a chakra spins clockwise it gains vital energy from the universal
energy field. It makes a person feel healthy and he or she is always
full of positive energy.
If it starts spinning anti-clockwise, the, then there is an outflow of
positive energy from the body making a person feel sick and abnormal.
To ensure that all chakras spin clock-wise, one has to follow a
strictly regulated diet and do meditation regularly.