Are Chakras Real ? (The Chakra System Explained 2022)

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When I first heard about chakra’s, I was pretty sure they were some ‘pseudo-science’ trend like “crystal healing“.

But I’m not one to let surface-level opinions of other people sway my understanding, so a few years ago I started researching, learning, and talking to experts, as well as doing yoga for my back.

As I dug deeper into the chakra system, I began to see connections that made a lot of sense. I later discovered that modern  scientists have made connections to the ancient chakra system with new understandings of our internal networks.

Experts now know that the 7 chakras represent and directly correspond to the major glands in your endocrine system and the major nerve clusters in your central nervous system.

For example, the throat chakra directly corresponds to the location of your thyroid gland in your endocrine system, and also your “superior cervical ganglia nerve cluster” in your central nervous system.

These two internal bodily systems (endocrine system and nervous system) are not connected with-in the body, except for a direct connection at the the top of the brain stem, through the hypothalamus (pituitary gland) AKA, your third eye chakra.

When chakras were first written about in the ancient “Vedas Texts” over 3,000 years ago, they may have unknowingly described our glands, chemical hormones, and control points in our central nervous systems.

In this article we’ll look at today’s modern day science as it relates to the chakra system.

Let’s Dive In !

Are Chakra’s Real ? What’s a Chakra ?

What Is A Chakra? 

Chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word which means “wheel”. Chakra’s are an ancient representation for our internal glands which interact with our bodies through both our endocrine and nervous systems.

Are chakra’s real? Yes and No.

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Chakras are not a real bodily organ or physical object. You cannot physically hold a chakra or do surgery to remove a chakra. But the concept that chakras represent is real.

You can use the ancient techniques that chakra’s represent to help control your emotional state.

There is a direct connection between your endocrine glands, the chemical hormones the glands secrete, the physical emotions produced by the chemical hormones, and the physical health of your body that is affected by the corresponding emotion.

Chakra’s are a real ancient representation of both our endocrine & nervous systems. There are seven commonly accepted ‘main Chakras’ which are all directly associated with the seven major endocrine glands and nerve plexuses.

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Each of the endocrine glands, and nerve clusters in the human body correspond to specific organs. Each of our internal endocrine glands also naturally secrete a variety hormones, and the chemical release of different hormones can effect your mood, health, and overall emotional state.

So when people talk about chakras affecting your mood, your health, your organs, your emotional ‘vibe’, and so forth what they are really referring to is your internal balance of hormones.

For your body to run “like a well oiled engine” the chakras (or hormone secreting glands) need to excrete balanced amount of chemicals with-in a certain normal range.

If your hormones are over or under producing a certain chemical (this is called ‘out of balance’) then you may feel symptoms related to the unbalanced glands corresponding to a specific chakra location.

Scientists today have well-proven the link between hormones, emotions, and physical well being. This link is exactly what ancient Indian cultures had discovered when they first wrote about the chakra’s over 2,500 years ago.

What Are The 7 Main Chakras ? And How Do They Relate To The Glands?

1. Root Chakra

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Location: The root chakra’s located at the bottom of the spine and considered the 1st chakra.

Metaphorical Function: The root chakra provides a basis for life and a sense of foundation and resilience. The root chakra is responsible for your feeling of being secure, and being present in the moment (not all up in your head).

Associated Endocrine Gland: The root chakra is associated with your adrenal glands.

Associated Nerve Cluster: The root chakras location is located to align with the Coccygeal spinal nerve plexus.

Associated Body Part: Spinal cord, legs, kidneys

Associated Medical Problems: Arthritis flair ups, constipation, and bladder or colon problems. 

Associated Emotional Problems:  Feeling insecure about oneself or basic needs and well-being. 

2. Sacral Chakra

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Location: Your 2nd chakra is know as the ‘sacral chakra’ and is positioned  below your belly button.

Metaphorical Function: The sacral chakra is accountable for sexual and creative energy. It also relates with your feelings and the feelings of others.The Sacral Chakra is not active when you have a tough and emotional or poker-faced face that is not so open to people.

Associated Endocrine Gland: The sacral chakra is associated with the male and female sexual organs (testes for dudes, ovaries for ladies)

Associated Nerve Cluster: The sacral chakra is associated with the sacral nerve plexus. 

Associated Body Part: The sacral chakra is associated with the male and female sexual organs (testes for dudes, ovaries for ladies), kidneys, bladder, and large intestine. 

Associated Medical Problems: Problems with the bladder, Gall and Kidney Stones, Reproductive Organs, vaginal cancer, prostate cancer, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

Associated Emotional Problems:  unstable emotional balance, easily attached and open or overly detached and secluded.  

3. Solar plexus Chakra

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Location: The solar plexus chakra is located in the abdomen.

Metaphorical Function: Accountable for self-confidence, admiration and helps to control life.

Associated Endocrine Gland: The solar plexus cycle is related to the pancreas gland.

Associated Nerve Cluster: The solar plexus chakra is associated with the lumbar nerve plexus. 

Associated Body Part: The solar plexus chakra governs the stomach, upper intestines, upper back, and upper spine.

Associated Medical Problems: Diabetes, Digestive or Adrenal organ illness, Hypoglycemia.

Associated Emotional Problems:  When it is under-active you feel passive and uncertain. You are probably hesitant and do not get what you want.

You feel violent and domineering If this Chakra is hyperactive.

4. Heart Chakra

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Location: The heart chakra is located in the middle of the chest, close to the heart.

Metaphorical Function: The heart chakra is responsible for compassion, love, team spirit, and spirituality. 

Associated Endocrine Gland: The heart chakra represents the thymus gland.

Associated Nerve Cluster: 

Associated Body Part: The heart chakra is associated with the heart, lungs, and blood circulation. 

Associated Medical Problems: Associated medical problems with the heart chakra are cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, thymus, blood, circulatory system, and involuntary muscle issues.

Associated Emotional Problems:  If this is too active, you will suffocate people with your love and there may be selfish reasons for your love.

When your heart chakra is not active, you are cold and distant.

5. Throat Chakra

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Location: The throat chakra is in… the throat and is related to verbal communication.

Metaphorical Function: The throat chakra regulates communication, speech, writing, and thought expression.

Associated Endocrine Gland: The throat chakra corresponds to the thyroid gland.

Associated Nerve Cluster: The throat chakra corresponds to the superior cervical ganglia nerve plexus

Associated Body Part: The Throat Chakra is associated with the throat, thyroid, mouth, teeth, tongue, and jaw.

Associated Medical Problems: Asthma, Neck Problems, Lungs, Hypoactive Thyroid, Throat, Jaw, Alimentary Canal, Vocal Cords problems. 

Associated Emotional Problems: When this Chakra is not active, you tend not to talk as much and you often be quiet and shy.

If this too active, you tend to talk too much, usually to dominate and keep people away. If this is the case, then you are a bad listener.

6. Third Eye Chakra

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Location: The third eye chakra is located between and behind your eyes.

Metaphorical Function: The third eye chakra is associated with imagination, insight, and visualization. It is the point of supernatural power, strength, higher instinct (intuition), and light.

Associated Endocrine Gland: The third eye chakra is commonly associated with both the pituitary and pineal gland.

Associated Nerve Cluster: The third eye chakra is associated with the hypothalamus, which is the link between your endocrine system and your nervous system.

Associated Body Part: Commonly associated with the brain, hypothalamus. pituitary gland, pineal gland.

Associated Medical Problems: Glaucoma, Headaches, Neurological problems, Cerebellum, Nose, Pituitary, Central Nervous System problems are associated with the third eye chakra.

Associated Emotional Problems:  When this chakra (glands and hormones) are in balance, you have good intellect and be likely to be self-aware.

If it is not active, expect poor thinking of ones-self and trust in the people in authority. Easily confused.

If these chakras are overly active, you may be living in an overly fancy world.

7. Crown Chakra

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Location: The crown chakra is found on the top of the head.

Metaphorical Function: The crown chakra symbolizes your connection with yourself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your feeling of purpose in your life. The crown chakra is the foundation of enlightenment, dynamic thought, and truth.

Associated Endocrine Gland:  The crown chakra is strongly associated with the pineal gland and entire brain network.

Associated Nerve Cluster: Full brain

Associated Body Part: The crown chakra controls the brain, spine, brainstem, pain center, and nerves. 

Associated Medical Problems: Being psychologically unaware of yourself and your surroundings.

Associated Emotional Problems:  If it is not active, you may not be psychologically aware.

If this cycle is too active, many will become overly intellectual and addicted to knowledge and ignore their physical needs.

How Do the 7 Chakras and the Endocrine Glands Compare ?

It’s well documented that emotional distress can quickly manifest into physical symptoms.

If you can pinpoint the emotional distress or the corresponding physical ailment (like headaches, anxiety, obesity) then often times you’ll find chakra associated with that condition directly corresponds to the glands, hormones, and organs causing the physical symptoms.

We’re not saying that chakras are physical in nature. But they do represent energy centers that influence our emotional being at many levels, including the physical and biological levels.

For instance, when the throat chakra is out of wack you may experience a sore throat, neck pain, or laryngitis. Similarly, when the heart chakra is out-of-sorts, high blood pressure and heart-related problems can arise.

Although I’m skeptical by nature, I personally have found this to be true more times than not.

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ChakraGlandFunction
Root chakraReproductive glands (testes in men; ovaries in womencontrols sexual development and secretes sex hormones. 
Sacral chakraAdrenal glandscontrols the immune system and metabolism. 
Solar Plexus chakraPancreascontrols metabolism.
Heart chakraThymus glandcontrols the immune system
Throat chakraThyroid glandcontrols body temperature and metabolism
Third Eye chakraPituitary glandgenerates hormones and regulates the function of the previous five glands; sometimes, the pineal gland is linked to the third eye chakra as well as to the crown chakra
Crown chakraPineal glandcontrols biological cycles, including sleep

How Do Chakra’s Work ?

Chakras are representations of nerve clusters and hormones.

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Chakras are metaphors for energy associated with particular body parts that correspond to specific regions of the body.

The endocrine system is made up of several hormone-producing glands that act as chemical messengers.

Are Chakras Real ? (The Chakra System Explained 2022)

By altering hormone levels, the endocrine system works to keep the body in optimal health and in a balanced mood.

Chakras can have different levels of activity.

Some chakras are often not open enough and (glands not producing enough hormones) while other chakras others are overactive (glands producing too much hormones).

The ideal place is the place where the chakras are in equilibrium. Or when our glands and hormones are balanced and functioning normally.  

Those who have practiced deep meditation or have done yoga understand that these practices are ancient techniques to stretch out our physical bodies, in ways which stimulate our endocrine and nervous systems.

Conclusion: Are Chakras Real ?

Chakras are real metaphors for the energy connections in our body, for nerve plexuses in our nervous systems, our endocrine systems, and how our emotions are processed.

We do not know if the ancient civilizations ever connected chakras with our physical glands, nerves, and hormones, but fortunately today’s technology allows us to look deeper than ever before to and make new connections. 

When it comes to the link between our emotional state, our physical state, and our brains chemical composition look no further than the ancient chakra system.

Our ancient ancestors had the human body figured out and mapped out through the chakra system way before modern medicine, anti-depressants, or pharmaceutical companies.

All it takes fo the chakra system to work is self-awareness and self-discipline.

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