Did you know that you have hidden a superpower ?
Well I will tell you a little secret , you have access to it right now, and it could be the key to improved wellness and overall well being!
For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the way our body functions . I am constantly astounded by how it works, from the miracle of creating life, to healing itself when it’s broken and then the unseen …. Our energetic body . Which most people don’t really pay much attention to.
The Energetic Body
Here in the Western world we don’t really take much notice of the energetic body, we generally only think of the physical. Yet, In the other parts of the world healers and spiritual seekers have been working with the energies of the body for thousands of years , with the first written documentation of traditional chinese medicine dating back to 800 BC. The Indians have been working with the flow of prana through the Nadis and Chakras for 5000 years and South American shamanic cultures such as the Shipibo have been unblocking and clearing the energetic body for over 2000 years. So I think its a fair assumption that there is much more to our health and well-being than just our physical body
In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the Meridians are channels that qi, or life force energy and other fundamental substances flow. There are twelve major meridians that run on each side of the body, one side mirroring the other. Each meridian corresponds to an internal organ. And each organ, with its own physiological and invisible energy functions, is not only dependent on the other organ systems but also on the greater meridian network.
According to TCM, as long as Qi flows freely through your meridians and your organs work in harmony, your body can remain healthy. This means that when your body’s meridian system functions well, you are well. Yet due to a number of causes—like excess stress—your body’s meridians can become clogged or even blocked. This affects the function of the corresponding organ and ultimately the whole body-mind-spirit.
Ayurvedic medicine works with a similar system of subtle energy channels, called nadis. Like the meridians, the nadis are not physical anatomical structures. Life force energy, called prana in Sanskrit, flows through these subtle body channels. The nadis connect to the chakras . There are 7 main Chakras and each chakra is the epicenter and origin of the flow of energy through the nadis. These are named.
- Muladhara Chakra – Root Chakra.
- Svadhishthana Chakra – Sacral Chakra.
- Manipura Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra.
- Anahata Chakra – Heart Chakra.
- Vishuddha Chakra – Throat Chakra.
- Ajna Chakra – Third Eye Chakra.
- Sahastrara Chakra – Crown Chakra.
There are more than 72,000 nadis, channeling prana to every cell. The most important of them are
Various practices including the practice of yoga , look to strengthen and support the flow of prana through the body.
Whatever term you wish to use….meridians or nadis, it’s definitely worth considering your energetic pathways when you are looking to improving how you feel because when your body is balanced in an energetic sense then your energy flows freely which can be energizing, revitalizing, and brings peacefulness into your life.
So, Back To Your Superpower
Well, by working with our energy pathways we can support our bodies healing and give it a nudge back into balance. Because all our body truly wants to do is be in a state of homeostasis ( A state of balance among all the body systems needed for the body to survive and function correctly.) Given the right environment our amazing body will strive for this constant state of health and equilibrium.
You have the power to support your own health and wellness by providing the perfect environment for your body to be balanced. Practicing Yoga and Meditation and working with the breath are amazing tools for accessing and clearing stagnant energy from your energetic body . You can do all three of these things at a class or at home, they are so accessible to everyone. If you delve deeper into my website you can learn more about yoga, meditation and their benefits.
So Remember, Your superpower is that you always have access to your energy it’s there within you and it’s up to you whether you want to connect with it. By connecting with your Qi, Prana, ki , pneuma, holy spirit , life force whatever you wish to call it, you are giving your mind, body and spirit a real boost of energy. As well as enhancing your emotional and physical well being, giving your body the best environment to be happy, healthy and balanced.
I would love to know if you are aware of and work with your energies.
Let me know in the comments below
Have a great day
Love Lisa x