To think that Sanskrit is at least 4,000 years old (maybe even older!) is crazy! Often when we think about those who have come before us, we see them as more primitive and wild. But in moments like this, where we realize that some of the most spiritual terms and highest wisdoms have been passed down through human history to meet us today, we know that some people of the past were highly in-tune with deep eternal truths.
One of these truths is about the Chakras.
These 7 "mystical circles" are energy centers that govern our health and other manifestations we create in this reality. They begin at the base of our spine and end at the crown of our head, lined up and connected to each other in a myriad of ways in the energetic world.
From a physical perspective, the Chakras correspond to individual nerve plexuses in the nervous system. Each Chakra is connected to the physical body's organs through this system.
From a scientific perspective, energy moves through the body by the actions of the nervous system. Electrical impulses must be sent from the brain to the body in order for muscles to move, senses to perceive, and life to occur.
If you take this movement of electricity running through the body and see it in a more spiritual perspective, you begin to see how the Qi or Chi of ancient healing traditions resembles these same electrical forces.
Science has shown that these moving energies are what keep our bodies alive. In ancient yoga traditions it is believed that "Universal Life Force Energy" is what does the same.