If you are new to the world of energy and healing, you might be asking: “what is a chakra?”
The history about chakras is diverse and complex. This blog post will share what I’ve learned and my understanding of chakras as influenced by Western thought.
My first discovery of chakras was in the late 90s while completing a science degree in London. My final dissertation was about studying rainbows in mathematics and physics. I know what you might be thinking! I was also mesmerised when I started researching rainbows. Following that, I have created the E-book, “The Truth Behind Rainbows,” that includes my research about the incredible rainbow phenomena.
I was always fond of rainbows and working on the science side brought me closer to nature like never before.
Having spent more than six months researching and analysing rainbows, I accidentally came across an image online that represents the body’s energy system with chakras along the spinal axis. I noticed that the colours are precisely the same order as the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. I was intrigued, and that led me to the discovery of chakras. That was the beginning of my inquiry into the world of energy, spirituality, and healing.
My very first question was: “what is a chakra?”
In Sanscrit, it means a wheel or a disc, but it was hard for me to imagine spinning discs attached to the spine. I wanted to know how they are formed, what makes them spin and why colours are in the same sequence as the rainbow?
During the first years of my spiritual journey, I’ve learned that all life forms, including human beings, are composed of layers of vibrating energy, each with its specific vibration and purpose.
I also learned that 98 per cent of the total number of atoms in our body are replaced every year. Radioisotope studies have confirmed this at the Oak Ridge laboratories in California. Experts in this area of research have concluded that there is a complete 100 percent turnover of atoms in the body at least every five years. In other words, not one single atom present in your body today was there five years ago.
It means that we’re constantly changing and renewing.
The mind-body system controls this constant stream of change at the quantum level.
Digging deeper into the science, I’ve learned that energy bodies (auras) are composed of Bioplasma.
What is Bioplasma?
When we talk about plasma regarding the biofield, we call it Bioplasma.
Plasma is often called the “Fourth State of Matter,” the other three being solid, liquid and gas.
Plasma is a cloud of protons, neutrons, and electrons where all the electrons have come loose from their atoms, giving plasma the ability to act as a whole rather than as a bunch of atoms.
In addition to being important in many aspects of our daily lives, plasma is the most abundant form of matter. It’s estimated to constitute more than 99 % of the universe, of which most is invisible to our naked eye.
Plasma occurs naturally and makes up the stuff of our Sun, the core of stars, flames, lightning, and the auroras.
A “liquid fire” describes plasma quite well. On higher planes, everything is what we would call “luminous” (in other words, it emits light – like plasma).
How does plasma behave?
Left to itself, a plasma-like gas – will occupy all the geometrical space available because of the collisions between the particles.
Magnetic fields confine a plasma, and the ions and electrons it consists of follow helical paths around the magnetic field lines.
(A magnetic field is the result of electric currents. An electric current is an electric charge moving in a defined path. This movement is what creates magnetic fields. The current can create a magnetic field as large as the Sun’s magnetosphere and as small as the domain of an atom. The important thing to know is that one is the companion of the other. Without an electric field, you can’t have a magnetic field)
Plasma naturally forms filaments in response to electric fields within the subtle bodies. A filament is like a conducting wire or thread with a high melting point.
Charged particles are guided within these filaments by magnetic fields and accelerated by electric fields – generating currents.
It is a well-accepted fact in metaphysics that there are filaments within our subtle body, which have been referred to as “meridians”, “nadis” and “channels” – in the Chinese, Indian, and Tibetan literature, respectively.
Plasmas can take up a variety of shapes and have “hot spots” which are visible. It has been observed (based on UFO sightings and the metaphysical literature) that these hot spots in plasma emanate along axes.
Secondly, these hotspots reflect different colours and have different temperatures than the rest of the mass.
These observations are consistent with the bright blobs of light of different colours often found in the subtle body and human energy field literature along the spinal axis of the human body.
Hot spots in bioplasma bodies are therefore expected to radiate high-energy dark photons. Photons are elementary particles with energy and movement; but they don’t have mass or electrical charge.
As shown by Maxwell, they are just electric fields travelling through space.
Charged particles (electrons, protons, and neutrons) in an ionised environment tend to follow magnetic field lines.
Suppose the particle’s path is at an angle, i.e., neither parallel nor perpendicular to the magnetic field lines. In that case, the particle will spiral around the magnetic field lines using a helical path.
When the particles plunge, they collide with other particles in the void, generating a light phenomenon similar to the auroras in the atmosphere at Earth’s magnetic poles.
This process will generate a helical path with a cone shape when viewed from the side, where the peak of the cone meets the surface of the denser bioplasma body.
Since many particles are streaming down into the bioplasma body, taking slightly different trajectories, smaller vortexes can also appear within a larger vortex.
Experimental meta physicist Barbara Brennan, like many other metaphysicists, has observed vortexes within the human energy field or bioplasma body. In Yoga literature, these are called “chakras” or wheels. Within each vortex, there are also small rotating vortexes spinning at very high rates – as observed by Brennan.
Scientists at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai have shown that “subtle energy” has the properties of an electromagnetic current when flowing through acupuncture meridians but takes on the properties of coherent particle streams, similar to laser light when projected out from the body through the hands of master Qigong healers who cure diseases by beaming their energy into the patient’s body.
There are important vortexes (or “chakras”) on the palms of the hands (of the subtle body within the void). Jets or directed beams of light have been seen in photographs taken during events where subtle energetic practices take place (for example, Reiki, Qigong, and Christian “Praise and Worship” sessions). There are also Hindu, Taoist, Buddhist, and Christian images (produced centuries ago) showing jets of light issuing out from the palms of saints or deities. One of the seers of the Fatima apparitions of “Mary” in 1919, “Lucia,” revealed that during one of the apparitions, “Mary” opened her hands and “rays of light from them seemed to penetrate the earth…”.
What shape is a chakra?
As previously described a chakra has a cone shape when viewed from the side, as in the image on the right below, with the peak of the cone meeting the surface of the bioplasma body.
Dynamically, this can be described as a vortex.
The outer area spins in an anti-clock direction usually. The inner area spins in the opposite direction.
In 2011 I had a teacher who drew chakra portraits. The image on the left shows a drawing of a chakra in Photoshop, how she sees it. As you can see it has a shape of a sphere or
a ball when viewed from the front.
How many chakras are in the body?
There are 114 chakras, 112 reside within the body and the other two are outside the body. There are seven major, 24 minor and 86 micro chakras.
We are mostly familiar with seven major chakras: base, sacrum, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and the crown chakras.
Amongst minor chakras are chakras in the soles of your feet, above your eyes, back of the knees, in your palms and in your liver, spleen, stomach and so on.
What is chakra colour?
Chakras are made up of pure energy, therefore the energy that chakras emit combines all the colours of a visible colour spectrum. The markings of a particular chakra colour are universal and it reflect the elements that each chakra are linked to.
For example base chakra, “Muladhara” means root, and is associated with the earth element and red colour.
There’s so much more to chakras. Nippun Sharmaafrom, a meditation teacher from my Facebook groups says:
“If we talk about chakras, we have to first understand the five elements and five senses linked and the three Gunas. Once we understand that, then comes the five koshas and the chakras and Aura. ”
We will explore these in detail in the blog posts that follow.
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