The glands: the physical energy center of the body.
The chakras glands and organs are intimately connected, and the workings of one will affect the others.
Yesterday we discussed the importance of the pineal gland. The glands secrete hormones that control and regulate digestion, metabolism, growth, circulation, and reproduction. Collectively the hormonal system is called the adrenal system. When it’s functioning and proper balance you are filled with a sense of energy, vitality, and well-being.
It is not immediately obvious the connection between the chakras and the glands because you rarely see them represented on the same physical chart. It is only by comparing Eastern and Western in conjunction that you know the connection. Alice Bailey was an author about esoteric healing in the 30s, and she was one of the first people to understand the relationship.
Most energy healing work starts with the nervous system, and this has a direct association with both organs and glands. To have a healthy energy system, it is essential all your organs and glands work correctly.
There is a connection between the endocrine system, the nervous system, and the chakras. When the organs, chakras, and glands are functioning well your energy levels go, and so does your intuition.
There is a correlation between the chakras and the glands because they lie next to each other. The energy combined is both physical from the glands and metaphysical from the chakras.
The Crown, the Seventh Chakra
The pituitary and pineal glands are in the head. The Pituitary gland is known as the master gland because it has so many regulatory functions for other glands. The seventh or crown chakra oversees the other trunk chakras. The organs that correspond to this area are the spinal cord and the brainstem. The brainstem is the oldest part of the human brain. Physical problems around the crown chakra headaches, lack of sleep, an immune system that doesn’t function properly, and skin rashes.
The Sixth Chakra - The Third Eye
The pineal gland is connected to the sixth chakra because they’re both sensitive to light. The pineal gland secretes melatonin in all animals with a backbone. Melatonin encourages animals to hibernate in the six chakra the brow chakra is associated with light spiritually. The organs that correspond to this of the brain that is the part of the brain above the brainstem and the eyes. Not surprisingly physical problems here are headaches, incorrect vision, and neurological problems.The pineal gland is connected to the sixth chakra because they’re both sensitive to light. The pineal gland secretes melatonin in all animals with a backbone. Melatonin encourages animals to hibernate in the six chakra the brow chakra is associated with light spiritually. The organs that correspond to this of the brain that is the part of the brain above the brainstem and the eyes. Not surprisingly physical problems here are headaches, incorrect vision, and neurological problems.
The Fifth Chakra the throat chakra
The thyroid gland in the neck has associations with the fifth chakra, the throat chakra. The thyroid gland itself is in the neck but there are four small glands behind it, and these are called the parathyroid glands. The hormones regulate growth and development as well as metabolism.
The organ associated with the fifth chakra or throat chakra is all areas of the mouth. This includes both the tongue and esophagus as well as the whole of the respiratory system. Also the vocal cords on the bronchial tubes. If in past lives, you have not been able to speak out for whatever reason, it is very common to have problems in this area. Very often this results in this life in constant sore throats and throat infections. Once you can clear the meridians, it is quite normal for the sore throats to disappear naturally.
The Fourth Chakra, - the Heart Chakra
The corresponding gland to the heart chakra is the thymus. This gland contributes to immune system health, it produces T cells to fight infection. If you tap on your chest just above the thymus gland in an anticlockwise motion, they can help you reduce stress. It has an immediate calming effect on the nervous system. The organs corresponding to the heart chakra the heart and the lungs. The lungs are the place in the body where we tend to hold grief. If that grief is not released, then it can build up to lung diseases. In women, it can result in breast cancer.
The Third Chakra - The Solar Pleaxus Chakra
The pancreas corresponds to the third chakra. The pancreas is a gland that produces insulin which controls the sugar levels in the blood. An insulin imbalance leads to diabetes. The solar plexus chakra has a connection with the large intestine, pancreas, liver, intestines, bladder, stomach and the top of the spine.
Physically this can be connected to bowel and bladder problems as well as ulcers.
The Second Chakra - the Sacral Chakra
The sexual organs also produce hormones which are involved in reproduction. In men, the testes produce testosterone which controls the development of male sexual traits. In women, the ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone which regulate the female reproductive cycle. The sexual organs including the prostate, ovaries, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, bowel and bladder correspond to the second chakra. Physical disturbances often show up as toxicity in the body and poor digestion.
The First Chakra - The Root Chakra
The adrenal glands are just above the kidneys, and they produce various hormones such as cortisol. Cortisol helps your body respond to stress in the fight or flight response. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates or glucose. It controls the blood pressure and also reduces inflammation. The adrenal glands produce cortisol, but the pituitary gland regulates it. The first chakra is known as the root chakra or the base chakra, and the organs are the lower spine on the testes.
Energy disturbances in this area can result in anemia, fatigue, constipation, Sciatic problems, and lower back pain. Quite often there are circulatory problems which result in cold hands or feet.
Chakras, Glands and Organs - A Cohesive System
When you’re glands are functioning optimum performance you have boundless energy. Unhealthy activities such as the poor diet can make the glands work very hard, but proper nutrition can rejuvenate them.
Every food you eat affects the glands, but they are especially affected by oils, salts, and minerals. Use good quality sea salt when cooking. Seaweeds or sea vegetables include kombu, agar flakes, nori, arame, wakame, and Hijiki. Including them in your diet is a great way to add extra minerals.
Eating animals that are being fed antibiotics and hormones also has a terrible effect on your glands. These hormones from animals will build up in the human body. If you must eat chicken and drink milk than the healthiest choice is organic meats and dairy products.
Exercise affects the glands because it stimulates the circulatory system. Some yoga positions stimulate the thyroid gland.
Having healthy glands is a positive, robust system and a healthy system helps to increase your intuition.