Chakras' Relationships to Internal Organs

Each chakra flowers out from the spine toward ductless glands of the endocrine system, affecting the production of hormones that run through the body. Each gland affects certain bodily functions, and therefore if you notice what's not functioning well you can trace it to a particular chakra or chakras. Knowing these relationships will help direct your healing practices.

• The Muladhara Chakra affects the gonads, and in some traditions the adrenals.

• The Svadhistana Chakra affects the adrenals, and in some traditions the gonads.

• The Manipura Chakra affects the cells in the pancreas called the islets of Langerhans, and adrenals.

• The Anahata Chakra affects the thymus.

• The Visuddha Chakra affects the thyroid and parathyroid.

• The Ajna Chakra affects the pituitary gland.

• The Sahasrara Chakra affects the pineal gland.

According to different systems, sometimes the pituitary and pineal glands are reversed in relation to the chakras, so that the pituitary is connected with Sahasrara and the pineal with Ajna. Alice Bailey and Charles Webster Leadbeater, both Theosophists, were the first to notice that energy from the chakras affects the endocrine and sympathetic nervous systems of the body. Their discoveries paved the way for today's continually unfolding understanding of how the chakras affect and respond to chemical and physical actions and reactions in the body.

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