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๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ, ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ, ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž, ๐™†๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž, ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ ๐™ž, ๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™–, ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ & ๐™”๐™–

๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ, ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ, ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž (energy flow or prana), ๐™†๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž, ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ ๐™ž, ๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™–, ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ & ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–, ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š

What are they, actually?

Here's a brief introduction to these sacred aspects of spirituality:

๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ are centres of energy and consciousness located in our spine and brain. Chakra is a yogic word from India and literally means a wheel. Chakras are described as centers of consciousness in ancient Indian texts like the "Yoga Upanishads" and in the "Yoga Sutras" or "Pantanjali". Just as the different centres in our brain have different functions (perception, speech, movement, cognition, and so on) - each chakra regulates particular aspects or systems of our physical body. The chakras are like pools or swirling disks of energy that bathe and fuel the organs in their proximity. They govern the endocrine system and carry information about the personโ€™s history. They also encode and process physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual experiences.

๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ are channels of energy. The meridian theory was originally expressed by the Chinese on the basis of observations of illnesses and holistic treatment. They run through our fascia (connective tissue) and play an important role in the health of our organs, emotions and thoughts. According to yoga tradition the ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ โ€˜ruleโ€™ or regulate the meridians. If there's an imbalance in the chakra that regulates that meridian, that can cause the meridian to go out of balance and this has an effect on our health. In meridians, they deliver their energy to the organs. As the bodyโ€™s energy bloodstream, the meridian system brings vitality and balance, removes blockages, adjusts metabolism, and even determines the speed and form of cellular change. The flow of the meridian energy pathways is as critical as the flow of blood. No energy = no life. Meridians affect every organ and every physiological system, including the immune, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular, and lymphatic systems.

The words ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž comes from Chinese and roughly means โ€œbreathโ€ or โ€œairโ€ and is often translated as โ€œenergy flow,โ€ โ€œlife forceโ€ or โ€œmatter energy.โ€ It is life force energy or vital life of a living being in traditional Chinese philosophy, religion and medicine. The concept is similar to prana in Hinduism and yoga philosophy. Just as prana, it moves through the body via channels called nadis and passes through the ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ, ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž is believed to move through ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ and three energy gateways called dan tiens โ€“ one each in the pelvic region, the heart center and the third-eye center.

๐™†๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž energy is the divine feminine energy that is also known as shakti or goddess energy and sometimes as serpent energy. In Hindu and yoga philosophy, it is the creative power and energy of the universe. In many yoga traditions, kundalini energy is believed to lie dormant at the base of the spine, and one of the purposes of ๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™– practice is to awaken this energy. Kundalini is a word derived from the Sanskrit, kundalin, which means, among other things, "snake." Kundalini energy is often described as a coiled snake at the base of the spine that the yogi must awaken. In Kundalini yoga in particular (but other ๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™– traditions, as well), the yogi attempts to awaken kundalini energy through various practices such as asanas, pranayama breathing exercises, chanting and meditation. It is believed that, once awakened, kundalini energy travels up the region of the spinal column through the subtle channels known as nadis (aka ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ) activating each of the seven main ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ along the way. Ultimately, awakened kundalini energy helps the yogi achieve enlightenment. Kundalini energy is also believed to have these benefits: Helps the yogi be present, Clears and calms the mind, Improves memory, Relieves physical ailments such as those associated with the stomach, liver, kidney and throat etc.

A ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ ๐™ž Sechiem healer, an acupuncturist or a yoga instructor act, then, as a gardener, who with the use of the right tools such as movements, massage, acupuncture to fertilise the soil so that the tree can flourish. Be it ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ or meridian, they all must work well together. ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ bring energy into your body, while ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ sends the energy around your body. When they are in harmony, they are very powerful in enhancing your energy supply.

There are 12 primary ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ in the body, each of them corresponds to ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ or a ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ organ.

What is a ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ and ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ?

In traditional Chinese medicine, yin and yang are considered to be mutually opposing forces, such as heat and cold.

In the human body, yin and yang organs pair up with each other to create balance. Scientifically, this balance is also known as homeostasis in the body.

These are the 12 Primary ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ and this is how do they pair up:

Pair 1 - ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ: Lungs and ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ: Large Intestine

Pair 2 - ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ: Spleen and ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ: Stomach

Pair 3 - ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ: Heart and ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ: Small Intestine

Pair 4 - ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ: Kidneys and ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ: Bladder

Pair 5 - ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ: Pericardium and ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ: Triple Warmer (it is not an organ but a process that controls the body's humidity, heat, etc.)

Pair 6 - Yin: Liver and Yang: Gall Bladder

Now, you may be wondering, how does information flow between these 6 pairs.

Here's how it works:

The ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ meridians are located along the inside of the arms and the legs, while the ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ meridians run along the outside of the arms and the legs. ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž begins its flow through the lungs, the heart, and the pericardium (the ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ channels).

The energy then flows to the hands and connects with the ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ channels of the large intestine, triple warmer, and the small intestine, and goes right up to the head.

Then it goes to the ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ organs, which are the stomach, gall bladder, and bladder, and continues down the feet. From there it flows through the remaining ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ organs, which are the spleen, liver, and kidney.

Lastly, the energy flows back to the first 3 ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ channels located in the chest. And the cycle continues.

๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™– exercises (asanas or prayanamas) can help to solve chakral blockages and restore some balance between the ๐™”๐™ž๐™ฃ & ๐™”๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ elements of the body and bring more awareness to one's emotions and problems. Different yoga asanas can help to stimulate chakras and meridians. In ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ, a sensitive practitionerโ€™s hand held over a ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™– may resonate with pain in a related organ, congestion in a lymph node or even areas of emotional turmoil. You can perform ๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™– exercises such as meditation, prayanama or practice asanas to improve specific ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ or all of them.

๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ and ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š points (๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ) can be stimulated with needles or physical pressure (๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š) to release or redistribute energy along the meridian pathway. These practices are both parts of Oriental medicine that date back to 2697 BC. If you feel tiredness or soreness in your body, ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š can be used to treat these points to improve body condition. ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ if you pressed specific points along the skin where the meridians surface, they may be interconnected and you can feel the aches and tingles along the same meridian points. The fluid movements of Sundao, Tai Chi and QiGong and techniques of ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š and ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š apply the knowledge of the ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ to eliminate the blockages of energy and treat the disease.

Aura is the name given to the halo of subtle, luminous light that is said to surround all people and living beings, according to several spiritual traditions. It is linked with some yogic philosophies and beliefs because the aura is believed to be connected with the nadis (aka ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ, channels or pathways) of the prana (aka ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž) and ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™– system. Others may link the perception of auras to the third eye of some Eastern spiritual beliefs.

The aura is said to manifest in different colors and patterns depending on the personality, health and mood of the being. Some see it as a map of the current thoughts and feelings of that person.

Auras are often worked with as part of an energy or spiritual healing process. This is said to be a powerful way to release energy blocks and allow prana (๐˜พ๐™๐™ž) to flow freely through the body. Often, aura healings will focus on the chakras and energy channels of the body. Therapists may tackle what is seen as the root causes of energy blockages rather than physical problems since such problems are often perceived as only the symptoms of deeper energetic, spiritual and/or emotional issues. Aura work may be combined with other spiritual practices, such as meditation or ๐™”๐™ค๐™œ๐™–, in order to help the person to become more present in their being and connected with their self.

So how do they all work in together in synergy?

Think of it like a tree, where the main branch sustem and the bark are the ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ, where ๐™†๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž energy is the water absorbed by the roots, making its way upwards in order to nurture the tree so it can then produce ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž just like a tree produces glucose and starch. The smaller branches that spring out of the main support system are the ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ where ๐˜พ๐™๐™ž energy flows to nurture the leaves, seeds and fruit, and finally, think of the ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ง๐™– as the oxygen that is produced from this procedure, similar to photosynthesis.

A definition of ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™– is โ€œa vortex of energy and emissions operated by hormone instigation and by the autonomic nervous system. The ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ form the front line of the bodyโ€™s homeostasis.โ€ That makes the ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™–๐™จ very important. Their electrical function can be likened to transformers to feed the higher voltage energy fields of the aura into the sub-circuits of lower electro-magnetic energy of the meridian system. The ๐˜พ๐™๐™–๐™ ๐™ง๐™– and the ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ systems are therefore intrinsically linked in order to form a distribution network for the life force energy. It's consequently understood, that when one part of this complex system gets blocked or ill, the whole organism slowly withers and dies off. The same goes for when one part of it ends up absorbing all the nutrients. Leading the rest of it to atrophy and finally, death.

In the end, it all comes down the core principle of all ancient religions and Hindu/Buddhist practices.

It's all a matter of finding the right balance within this multifaceted system.

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