The Human Energy System
We are alive because our life force energy, or Ki, is flowing
through us. Ki flows around us in an energy field called the
aura, through the energy centers of our system called
chakras, and within the physical body through pathways called
The human aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds the physical
body. Have you ever had someone get too close to you that you did not
want to be there? It is uncomfortable, and we say “they are in my
space”. They are in your aura. It is divided into seven layers and
normally extends two to three feet out from the body. Many people
believe that all illness begins first in the aura and may exist there
for many years before reaching the physical body. Any blockage or
imbalance in the energy of the aura may eventually lead to physical,
emotional or mental illness.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. There are seven main
charkas in the human energy system. They spin in a clockwise motion,
like a vortex or funnel, emanating out both the front and back of our
bodies. They have been recognized by native cultures all over the
world for thousands of years. Chakras send energy out from the core of
the body, and they assimilate energy from outside that enters the
core. Chakras can be open or closed, excessive or deficient, or any of
the various stages in between. The fundamental theory of the Chakra
System is that the chakras need to be in balance with each other.
There should be an even flow of energy through all of the chakras,
neither favoring nor avoiding any particular one. Any imbalance in one
end of the system is likely to create an imbalance in the other.
Chakra One: (Root) Located at the base of the spine, it is associated
with survival and grounding. It is our connection to all that is.
Its element is earth. It vibrates to the color red.
Chakra Two: (Sacral) Located in the lower abdomen, it is associated
with emotions, sexuality and creativity. It represents our one-on-one
connection to others. Its element is water. It vibrates to the color
Chakra Three: (Solar Plexus) Located in the
solar plexus, it is associated with personal power, will and
self-esteem. Its element is fire. It vibrates to the color yellow.
Chakra Four: (Heart) Located over the sternum, in the center of the
heart area, it is associated with love. Its element is air. It
vibrates to the color green.
Chakra Five: (Throat) Located at the base of the throat, it is
associated with communication. Its element is sound. It vibrates to
the color of blue.
Chakra Six: (Third-Eye) Located in the center of the forehead, it is
associated with clairvoyance, intuition and imagination. Its element
is light. It vibrates to the color indigo.
Chakra Seven: (Crown) Located at the top of the head, it is
associated with knowledge, understanding and consciousness. Its
element is thought. It vibrates to the color white.
For more information on chakras, I recommend the book “Wheels of Life”
by Anodea Judith, Ph.D.
Ki circulates within the physical body along meridians, similar to the
blood, nerve and lymphatic circuits. The meridians control the
workings of the main organs and systems of the body. For each organ
to maintain a perfect state of health, the Ki energy must be able to
flow freely along the meridian.