Chakras: The Seven Energy Centers In the Human Body
We are not just physical bodies nor are we the untouchable substance of our thoughts and feelings. Somewhere in the interrelationship between our physical bodies (soma) and our psychological landscapes (psyche), we confront the spectrum that is the human experience.
Whether we are talking about chakras, dreams, philosophy, or spirituality, the real brilliance is that all these systems are interconnected. We will see how the chakras align and open the psychic and physical intimacy we crave.
This spectrum between body and mind helps us to identify what networks are thriving and which may be split off or disconnected. In the simplest terms, if the body and mind are not in attendance to one another we suffer. We hear this truth when we hear things like, “my gut instinct,” or “my head and my heart.”
What Are Chakras?
Imagine your spinal column as a carrier of all nerve signals that connect to the entire body. From the base of the spine to the top vertebra, we have an organized network that leads to the brain.
We discover the chakras through sensory awareness. They are clusters or centers of high sensitivity or connectivity between the neural and the mental realities. Just as the body has organs, the chakras are the organs of the energy field. When activated, one is conscious in the body and the energy field.
In each particular chakra, there are observable traits and characteristics that correspond. For example, if someone were to activate their root chakra, one would experience a closeness to the body, a more grounded and calmer overall temperament, and a sense of safety and present awareness.
How to Open Your Chakras
The electromagnetic fields that comprise and contain our essence are a subtle flow of energy. It is a scientifically founded and experientially substantiated fact. The space between our cells is as voluminous as the cells themselves. How is it that we can experience energy, and even consciously enter or exit the sensory world through intention? Through breath, meditation, yoga, and mindful awareness of the chakra system, take the time to notice and activate your mind-body connection through subtle energy fields.
For more on the logical foundation of The Seven Chakras – check out this YouTube video from The Sanskrit Channel.
One of the great gifts in this approach to our work at Barn Life is the opportunity to come out of old patterns, habits, trauma, and compulsions without having to speak directly to them. While therapy is an important part of our work, in the end, the honest experience of our sensory-selves is where the ultimate changes take place.
For example, we may share a difficult pattern or a painful memory in therapy. But if we do not take the time to feel it in the body, experience movement, or adequately express the energy that the topic brings, we may not move through the energy. The information remains simply that: information. Until you do something with the unconscious, no amount of conversation around a subject does anyone any good.
We should spend some time with our 7 chakras when we’re working to befriend and love ourselves. In order to feel inner peace, we must allow each chakra to give us insight into our true desires for ourselves. Frankly, finding inner peace is what life is all about, right? When we find love within ourselves no matter what, we are always at peace and filled with love despite the who, where, or why surrounding us.
What Are the 7 Chakras?
Fun fact: There are actually hundreds of chakras in the energy anatomy – 114 chakras to be exact. They all affect our spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health. We’ll focus on the seven most common ones:
- Root Chakra
- Sacral Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Crown Chakra
Happiness can be easily obtained by slowing down and getting to know every single part of yourself: who you are, what makes you feel complete, believing in yourself, loving yourself, sharing it with the world, knowing your worth, and plugging into the divine. Select any of the individual chakras listed above to explore more about how these individual traits can be achieved through opening each of your seven chakras.
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