energy pathways of the body

What does the body’s energy system consist of?

Aura – Electromagnetic energy field surrounding the body
Chakras – Energy centres
Meridians – Energy channels / pathways

Energy flows through the body along defined pathways (meridians, nadis), similar to how blood flows along arteries and veins.

What are chakras?

Where several energy pathways (meridians) cross, a concentration of energy occurs. These energy centres (‘hotspots’) are called Chakras.

There are 7 major Chakras in the body plus many minor ones.

Each of the 7 major Chakras is responsible for regulating energy flow to a specific part of the body.

The positive and negative energies generated by one’s thoughts, emotions, interactions with others and the environment pass along the meridians and through the chakras.

The chakras appear like spinning wheels of energy, each with its own characteristic colour. They go in and out of balance as a part of normal function. However, an accumulation of negative energy can cause them to become blocked or unbalanced. This impedes energy flow to that part of the body and may eventually result in malfunction (disease, illness).

Regular cleansing and balancing of the chakras facilitates optimum energy flow through the body. – This leads to improved health, vitality, mental clarity, emotional stability, confidence etc.

What is the Aura?

The aura is the electromagnetic energy field which penetrates and extends out and beyond the physical body of every living and non-living thing, including inanimate man-made objects, rocks, planets etc. It consists of a constant flow of energy of varying frequencies and vibrations.

Human Aura –  consists of 7 layers

  • Part of the human energy system which connects to the external environment.
  • Energy flows from the environment through the aura into the chakras and vice versa.
  • Thus, it forms the first line of defence of the body’s energy systems.
  • A strong, healthy aura reduces the likelihood of developing illness, increases one’s attraction to others, and resists toxins and pollutants.
  • Negative energy, toxins and pollutants in the environment first enter the aura before entering the body.) Regular cleaning of the aura through Positive Healing removes them before they affect the body.

1)Base Chakra (Base of spine)

Associations: security and safety, survival, nurturing and basic needs (family), grounding, abundance, self-identity, self-beliefs.

Signs of imbalance

  • Feeling ‘stuck in a rut’ (difficulty releasing emotions and moving forward).
  • Feeling alone and isolated.
  • Behaviours dominated by insecurity and fear (obsessions, phobias, eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, panic attacks) addictions, scarcity (hoarding or stinginess).

An imbalance may be

a) caused by one’s upbringing and early life experiences – if basic needs (love, validation, nurturing) were not fulfilled. Emotional energy associated with feelings of insecurity, scarcity, low self-esteem and depression are stored in this chakra.

b) triggered by bereavement or broken relationships and failure to release associated emotions (grief, pain etc).

Physical signs – chronic lower back pain, varicose veins, water retention, digestive disorders, fertility issues, immune disorders.

Benefits of balancing

  • Stimulates energy flow through the body’s whole energy system.
  • Facilitates release of undesired emotions and releases anxiety and depression.
  • Promotes feelings of self-confidence and security, allowing progress and success in life.

2) Sacral Chakra (Below the navel)

Associations – creativity, sexuality/sensuality, allowing and experiencing pleasure, relating to other people, emotions.

Signs of imbalance

  • Unbalanced emotions (over emotional or numbness).
  • Feeling isolated and alone, disconnected.
  • Low self confidence, eating disorders, lethargy, lack of stamina.
  • Sciatica, lower back pain, gynaecological /menstrual/ sexual disorders.
  • Intestinal, kidney and urinary disorders.

Benefits of balancing
Quickly connect with others,
Increases connection, warmth, vitality. Enhance creativity, confidence, focus, decision making.
Hence, improved relationships, fun, pleasure.

3) Solar Plexus (Just below the breast bone)

Associations – will,
personal power (internal drive),
self-esteem and personal identity, intuitive ‘gut feeling’ and self-trust.

Common causes of imbalance are stress and multitasking, or an over controlled childhood.

Signs of imbalance

  • Feeling helpless, drained, unfocused.
  • Excessive need to control one’s environment and people.
  • Poor concentration and memory.
  • Stress related disorders (phobias, eating disorders, skin conditions).
    Sleep problems.

Benefits of balancing

  • Feeling ‘centred’ and calm.
  • Enhanced self-esteem, responsibility (for self and others)
  • Ability to focus and get things done.
  • Ability to nurture self and others.

4) Heart Chakra (Centre of the chest)

Connects the lower chakras to the higher.

Associations – Love, selfless love, compassion, connection to others (and to everything in the universe), emotional expression (thoughts and feelings are processed here) Residence of inner self.

Signs of Imbalance

  • Stagnant energy here generates fear, emotional detachment, selfishness, narrow mindedness (all leading to relationship breakdown).
  • Heart disease, respiratory disorders and frequent infections.
  • Early aging signs.

Benefits of balancing

  • Increases feelings of love, security and connection towards everything in life.
  • Promotes vitality and openness, which is attractive to others.
  • As a result, life flows and opportunities abound.
  • Removes fear and gives courage.

5) Throat Chakra (Middle of throat hollow, above the collarbone)

Associations – all forms of communication (verbal, body language, mental, spiritual) and self-expression.

May be unbalanced by a lack of communication (inability to speak one’s truth) due to emotional trauma or habits of upbringing.

Communication’ underpins everything we do in life.

Signs of Imbalance

  • Poor communication and an inability to express oneself, leading to stress disorders (skin rashes, IBS, Crohn’s disease).
  • Anxiety, nervousness, feeling inhibited.
  • Poor concentration and attention deficit disorders.
  • Inability to relax (need to always be doing something).
    ENT disorders and infections.

Benefits of Balancing

  • Improves communication on every level.
  • Healthy self-expression releases pent-up emotions (and gives freedom from past/buried traumas too).
  • Thus, alleviates many stress related conditions.
  • Builds self-esteem and improves relationships.
  • Enhances spiritual communication with guides and with the Universe.

6) Brow Chakra (Centre of forehead, above eyebrows)

Associations – Centre of inspiration, creativity, wisdom, psychic abilities.

Acts as a receiver for extra sensory information, flowing continuously into our energy systems. Links the mind with the outside world and with the inner energy system. Hence, it processes our experiences and maintains mental health

Signs of Imbalance

  • Mental imbalance, negative ideas, personality disorders
  • Loss of creativity and ‘mental fog’
  • Learning disabilities
  • Lack of motivation
  • Headaches, migraines, sinusitis, eye conditions

Benefits of Balancing
Balances the mind. Improves sense of perspective and insight.
Enhances mental clarity, intuition, creativity and psychic abilities.

7) Crown Chakra (Top of the head –  Pineal gland)

Associations – Centre of spirituality. Connection with the universe and cosmic consciousness. Higher self-awareness, wisdom, diminished ego, sense of purpose.Union with the higher self and the Divine.

Signs of Imbalance

    • Feeling lost, disconnected (lack of purpose and meaning in life).
    • High attachment to material needs.
    • Pessimism, dementia.
    • Lack of spirituality in life or beliefs.
    • Living in one’s head.
    • Closed mindedness.

Benefits of balancing
Access to higher states of consciousness.
Increases self-awareness, wisdom and optimism.
Humanitarianism and connection. Universal consciousness.