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How the Meridians and Chakras Work Together?

Chakras are spiritual energy centers located in our spiritual bodies that channels Universal Life force Energy or Qi/Ki both (In and Out) of our physical and spiritual selves. They are considered both transmitters and receivers of energy. Meridians are energy paths in the body in which Qi/Ki flows through. The idea with both is that one must have balanced Chakras and Meridians in order to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spirituality healthy. A body can get problems in different areas with blockage or instability in any one of the four above areas.

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Chakras, Meridians and Nadis

The seven main Chakras are located at various points along the spine. They correlate with various Meridian points flowing along the spine. There are 12 main meridians 6 are yin and 6 are yang. Reiki channelizes the Qi/Ki life force energy through both the Chakras and Meridians. The idea is that the energy travels through ‘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 (Sanskrit word for wheel) are Energy points that vibrate and turn to channel energy into the body and Meridians. 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 flowing through the body. The seven main Chakras are connected by three major Nadis located parallel one another. The degree of Chakra and Meridian activity in a person’s body is dependent on the person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of health.

If a Chakra is damaged or blocked, it hampers the flow of Qi/Ki that is channelized 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, there is a condition of imbalance 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 it is weak or blocked; illness and imbalances occur. This is when we find unhealthiness in mind, body or spirit because of a blockage into one of these two areas.

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  • julie August 18, 2013, 9:10 am

    Good way of explaining reiki.

  • Col RD Bali September 19, 2014, 3:02 am

    Thank you very much for explaining the theory of chakras and meridians in a very simple and convincing manner. I would like to congratulate the author of this article.
    Love & Light

  • ajay June 7, 2015, 5:18 am

    Good article for knowledge gain three nadis are in our body.

  • Bobbob August 3, 2015, 2:24 pm

    I’m sorry but this makes barely any sense. I’m assuming English is not your first language though, so I’ll try not to be too harsh.

    But take this one sentence and tell me what’s wrong with it:

    “The body is made up of many chakras that parallel the Meridian paths flowing through the body.”

    Also the word “channelizes”…

  • Eric August 5, 2015, 4:04 am

    This is very educative and informative. This information will go a long way in my personal life

  • Angela August 11, 2015, 12:47 pm

    Thanks for the article, do we clear Meridians in the same way we clear Chakra’s or is there another method? Love & Light

  • Vinayah January 17, 2017, 12:34 pm

    Thank you for the information on the chakras. It’s a very good way to heal ourself. Thanks again

  • Charlene May 15, 2018, 12:30 am

    Thank you for the information I thought it was very well written, clear and easy to interpret.

    Great job sending love and light

  • Leann July 8, 2019, 5:39 pm

    Thankyou love the book cantwait to work through it all

  • Alan October 10, 2019, 12:10 am

    Nadi is not a word for blood vessels in my opinion, first off, there are no direct translations from sanskrit to English so your statement is misleading. Second, although I admit to not being any expert on this I am quite certain they simply are different things. Although an energetic function may correspond to a physical function it is not the same thing. Its like people who say a Chakra is a gland when a chakra is non-material. The gland may be the physical counterpart of it but the Chakra is not material. So, Im just saying that a nadi is apart of our energetic anatomy which has a direct counterpart in the physical body, but is not physical. In the same way organs in chinese medicine are not simply the physical organ but the part of the soul that gives rise to and resides in that organ.

    • Robin October 30, 2019, 1:08 pm

      Thank you very much for explaining so well. I get it! Our energy pathways are following along or correlating with the physical!

  • Kavita Pandya March 7, 2020, 5:05 am

    Lovely artical, but I want to know more abt meridians. Eager to see your reply viz mail…. Thank u, regards

    Love n light

  • Kathryn April 11, 2020, 12:08 am

    This article gives little to no information, mixes two different practices and is misleading.

    Chakras are from an Indian health system, and Meridians are from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    While the foundations from the two different practices are similar, the person who wrote this seems to have very little to no knowledge of either, giving no information on what Chakras or Meridians are, or that they are from two different systems.

    I don’t know what channelizes means, and this muddled article should be disregarded.

    As a Qigong teacher who has done some basic study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (yes I have an accredited certificate) and I have also been to China to study a couple of times, I have never heard meridians described as “psychic nerves” and it is incorrect.

    This article bastardises two beautiful systems by muddling the two together and incorrect information.

    I understand the writer of the article means well, but to publish such articles is why people are getting incorrect information. People with a little information are more dangerous than people with no information.

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