Chakras are spiritual energy centers located in our spiritual bodies. They channel Universal Life Force Energy in and out of our physical and spiritual bodies. They both transmit and receive energy. The meridians are energy paths in the body in which the Life Force Energy flows through. The idea with both is that they be balanced. When the Chakras and Meridians are balanced, we have physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. A blockage or imbalance in either area causes problems to a person’s state of health in any of the four areas.
The seven main Chakras are located at various points along the spine. They correlate with various Meridian points that flow along the spine as well. There are 12 main meridians 6 are yin and 6 are yang. Reiki channels the Qi/Ki life force energy through both the Chakras and Meridians. The idea is that the energy travels through what is called the Nadis which is a Sanskrit word for blood vessel. They are located in the Meridian pathways, which are a network of psychic nerves where the energy spirals in an ascending or descending fashion. Chakras (which is a Sanskrit word for wheel) are Energy points that vibrate and turn to channel energy into the body and Meridians. The Meridian channels follow the same path that the autonomic nervous system does along the spine. This is also where the Chakras receive and transmit the Universal Energy into and from the body.
The body is made up of many chakras that parallel the Meridian paths that flow through the body. The seven main Chakras are connected by three major Nadis that parallel one another. The degree of Chakra and Meridian activity in a person’s body is dependent on the person’s state of health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If a Chakra is damaged or blocked it hampers the flow of Qi/Ki that is channeled into the body through the Meridians. If the Meridians have blockage or low Qi/Ki flow one cannot be in an optimum healthy state of being. When the Qi/Ki flow is not free flowing and healthy this is when imbalances occur in one of the four aspects in the state of being healthy. Balance is maintained when the flow of Qi/Ki is free and strong. When weak or blocked; disease and imbalance occur. This is when we find disease or illness in the mind, body or spirit because of a block in one of these two areas.