Understanding Chakras and the Energy System
The chakras are also consciousness centers and when we have conflict with certain life issues or events, chakras will become too open, too closed, congested, blocked or damaged. This can influence your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being as well as the way in which you think, act and respond to others and events in your life. In the physical body, this may lead to disorder or disease in the areas of the body governed by those chakras. The chakras are interconnected, and affect the flow of energy throughout the body. Consequently, blockages or damage in one may also affect the flow of energy to the other chakras.
There are chakras located throughout the entire body. For example, each acupressure point is an energy center. Most literature refers to seven main chakras. This overview will focus on those primary chakras as well as the eighth chakra, which is located at the thymus gland. The eight chakras are commonly referred to as the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, crown and high heart. Each of the eight chakras controls different parts of the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional bodies.