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
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
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 orange.
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
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.