Prana energy operates in the body as an open system, which is not
limited to the bodyï¿½s physical, mental or emotional systems. As we
breathe, prana is drawn into the nose and is distributed into the
body by specific unseen channels called Nadis There is the main Nadi
system which connects the 7 major Chakras (consciousness centers) to each
other and 72000 other different Nadis. The 72000 Nadis are divided into 2
different types of channels:
1) The invisible channels which are the channel mind.
2) The visible channels which includes the nerves,
muscles, arteries, veins, cardio vascular system, lymphatic system and
the acupuncture meridians in the body.
The Chakras work with both visible and invisible
energies. The 7 major Chakras reside and work in the cerebrospinal
(brain-spine) system inside the spinal column and are connected to the
main Nadi system (Shushumna). This is where the Chakras control the
functioning of the entire body.
The Shushumna is centrally located and is the
only Nadi that passes through the spinal column. This main Nadi system is
divided into 3 Nadis of which one channel rises in the spinal column and
two channels reside in the brain. The Shushumna usually remains
dormant when other Nadis are active and subsequently flows when the other
Nadi, are restrained. This happnes when are breathe in prana
through both nostrils. We only breathe through both nostrils about ten
breaths in every hour, at dawn and at dusk. Chakras are active at all
times. They are influenced by the energy elements of water, fire, earth,
air and void space (akasha). The energy elements produce different
physical, emotional and psychic states. The elements move inside the body
through the breath and produce chemical changes via the endocrine glands,
which mix these secretions into the blood instantaneously.
The first 5 major Chakras, located in the spinal cord,
are the building blocks of psychophysical existence for the five senses,
vision, taste, sound, smell and touch. Chakras have a definite
relationship to the physical body and its functions. Each of the first
five major chakras is connected to a specific sense organ and stores
psychophysical energy, which then flows to all 7 major chakras from one
chakra to another when activated by the breath.
A major Chakra resembles a spinning wheel when looking
directly into the Chakra. However, viewed from the side it looks more like
an energy vortex somewhat resembling the shape of a tornado. This energy
funnel is tight and compact near the surface of the skin, and gradually
widens as it extends outside the physical body to the outer edge of the
aura. Each major Chakra from the root to brow has three or four vortices
associated with it: one spiraling upward, one downward towards the earth,
one out the front of the body and one out through the back of the body in
some cases. The upward projecting vortex from one Chakra and the down ward
projecting vortex of the Chakra just above it join to form an energy
column that run vertically through the physical body from the bottom of
the spine (Root Chakra) up in front of the spine and out through the top
of the head (Crown Chakra) The Crown Chakra has two vortices, one opening
upward towards the heavens, and one projecting downward into the energy
column running through the body.
When a Chakra is "healthy and balanced" its front and
rear vortices spin in a circular motion. However, if there is a
disturbance or blockage in the flow of energy within a Chakra, the
circular motion may become elliptical or, in extreme cases, severely
flattened on its sides. Each Chakra has its own specific "frequency" or
rate of spin, with the lowest rate of spin in the Root Chakra, and
steadily increasing up to the highest rate of spin in the Crown Chakra.
The purpose or function of the human Chakra system is
to take in higher ï¿½ dimensional energy from the Universal Energy Field all
around us and translate or step down its frequency of vibration to that
which can be used within the physical body. Each major Chakra vibrates or
spins at a different rate, and each Chakra will absorb energy from the UEF
that is harmonically related to its own frequency Thus energy from several
frequency band within the UEF is absorbed by the different Chakras and is
directed by the Nadis to those organs with which that Chakra is
Many minor Chakras are also located throughout the body,
and are usually associated with joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow,
etc. Additional minor Chakras are found in the palms of both hands and the
soles of the feet, the ends of the fingers and toes. These minor Chakras
appear as spikes of energy emanating from the body rather than the
spinning vortices of the major Chakras.
Table 1: Major Chakras and Associated Organs and Glands.