Extract on Chakras from 'Reiki Level 1 & Other Keys to Energy Healing'
“The Serpent Power” (1918), a compilation of ancient Indian Vedic translations by Sir John George Woodroffe (1865–1936) containing details of widely used '7 Major Chakra System' and Kundalini Energy is one of the sources responsible for global popularity of subtle energy system. Healers of ancient civilizations were very well aware of energy centres around the physical body. Indian Yoga ‘Pranayaam’ practice is directly related to energy flow of etheric body. Yogic knowledge provides great detail of Chakras and their relation to various aspects of life. Existence of Chakras has also been established by Aura photography.
Energy flows in complex tubular patterns all around the physical body. Circular flow patterns are created at major confluences of these energy tubes. The spiralling energy presents itself like a circular disc when observed from front or back. Ancient Indian sages had observed these circular energy flow concentrations at different locations. These were named ‘Chakras’ meaning wheel or disc in Sanskrit.
Chakras are a very important part of ‘Energy Healing’ modalities. Chakras have a specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual association. Seven ‘Major Chakras’ governing our life are physically located in the vicinity of glands of endocrine system. Glands are known to influence mental, emotional and physical aspects. Condition of Chakras is governed by aspects like physical wellness, mental wellness, thoughts, emotions, relationships, finances, career and physical environment. Practically everything in life determines state of Chakras and vice-versa. Energy healing gets Chakras in proper shape, balance and energy levels for related life changes to take place. Good Chakras ensure holistic wellness. Chakra healing is a healing practice in itself.