Energetic Anatomy: Everything You Need to Know About the Body’s Energy Systems for Greater Health and Wellness

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on May 23, 2017

Picture of the human energy systemsBy Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot, contributors for ConsciousLifestyleMag.com

Editor’s Note: The following is an overview of the body’s energetic anatomy and guide to the human energy field. Understanding and working with these fields becomes increasingly more important as you develop along the path of healing and spiritual development. Just like our physical bodies, our energetic bodies are as real and important for our health and wellbeing as what we eat. Taking the time to understand your body’s energy systems and begin to incorporate awareness of them in your daily life is a key practice on the path of both Yogic development and personal evolution.

Yogic Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Bandhas, Koshas, Gunas and Prana Vayus

The Seven Chakras

There are seven chakras that run along the central axis of the spine in a channel called the sushumna nadi. In Sanskrit, “chakra” means “wheel” — the chakras are, essentially, wheels of our body’s energy that correlate to certain physical, mental and emotional attributes. They start at the base of the spine and run vertically all the way to the crown of the head. Chakras are considered part of yogic subtle anatomy.

Muladhara: This root chakra is connected to the earth element. Located at the base of the spine, it relates to the feet, legs and pelvic floor. Muladhara has to do with how we relate to the material world. Its color is red and its bija mantra is “Lam.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we feel grounded and safe.

Swadhisthana: The second chakra is connected to the water element. Located in the pelvic basin, it relates to the reproductive organs and sexuality. Its color is orange and its bija mantra is “Vam.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, there is a healthy relationship to intimacy and sex.

Manipura: The third chakra is connected to the element of fire. It is located at the abdominal region and relates to our digestive system. Manipura has to do with our gut intuition, confidence and self-esteem. Its color is yellow and it is connected to the mantra “Ram.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we have a strong, positive role within society.

Anahata: The fourth chakra is connected with the element of air. It is located in the heart region, and it relates to our emotional state. Its color is green and it is connected to the mantra “Yam.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we have a great capacity for love and compassion.

Vishuddha: The fifth chakra is connected with the element of ether. Located in the throat region, it is our communication center. Its color is blue and it is connected to the mantra “Ham.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we are able to freely express our feelings and truth to the world.

Ajna: The sixth chakra is also connected to ether. It is located at the third eye at the front of the brain. It is where we have the ability to transform through the use of intuition, dreams, visualization and imagination. Its color is purple and it is connected with the well-known mantra “Om.” When our body’s energy is balanced around this chakra, we are calm, centered and connected to our higher guiding force.

Sahasrara: The seventh chakra transcends all of the elements, colors and sounds. It is located at the crown of the head, the part of the head that is soft when we are newborns. When it is balanced, we are connected to the source of all life. Through the practice of asana, chanting the bija mantras and the use of visualization techniques, we can cultivate balance throughout all seven chakras and our whole body’s energy field.

Read full article

Share Button


Category: Energy & Holistic Healing

Comments are closed.