The Human Energy System
The Aura, Subtle Bodies & Chakras

We are all quite familiar with our physical bodies and their functions, but often less so with our bodies subtle energy systems. Seen from an energetic perspective each of us are made up of layers of vibrating energy, each of which has their own specific vibration and purpose.

Here you can find out more about how these work and their importance to our overall balance and wellbeing.

The Physical Body and the Subtle Energy Systems

The physical body consists of energy that vibrates very slowly, which is why it appears to our physical eyes to be solid. Through lack of greater vision or information we have tended to focus exclusively on the physical aspect of ourselves without recognising that it is actually created from and sustained by the energetic layers that are outside of our normal vision.

These energetic layers or subtle bodies create an interconnected field of energy around the physical body that is commonly known as the auric field. Each subtle body connects into the physical body via an energy point or chakra, which directs the energy into the physical body via the meridian system.

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The picture on the left provides a visual image of the human energy system, including the subtle bodies, energy points and chakra points as they relate to the physical body (click image to enlarge).

You can find out more on the Aura & Subtle Bodies, Subtle Energy Points and the Chakras in the following sections below.


The Aura & Subtle Bodies

The term subtle bodies describes the various layers of vibrating energy that make up a human being beyond the obvious physical layer.

The Subtle Bodies

The term subtle bodies describes the various layers of vibrating energy that make up a human being beyond the obvious physical layer. Although they cannot be seen by the physical eyes, they can be seen psychically through the third eye or with the aid of Kirlian photography.

As you move outwards from the physical body into the auric field, each subtle body vibrates at a slightly faster vibration than the one before it. So the etheric body is faster than the physical and the emotional body is faster than the etheric body etc. Each of these different layers of energy, including the one we recognise as the physical body interpenetrates the others to work as a complete system.

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Subtle Energy Points

Within our subtle energy system there are many energy points or centres, each with their own particular focus and function. You can find out more about some of the most well known of these in the section on Chakras below, however there are also other subtle energy points that are important for us to activate and develop.

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Chakras are subtle energy points, literally wheels or vortexes of energy and they act as energy exchange points




Chakras - The Chakra System

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Chakras are subtle energy points, literally wheels or vortexes of energy. They act as energy gateways or energy exchange points.

We have several hundred of these energy exchange points within our energetic systems but the most well known ones are the seven which are etherically connected into the spinal column and head.

When they are healthy and functioning properly the chakras act as gateways for vital life force energy from the subtle bodies to enter the physical body via the nadis and meridians, while at the same time providing an exit point for lower frequency energy to be released back into the subtle bodies for transmutation.

The physical body is dependent upon this vital energy flow to maintain optimum wellbeing. Chakras can become blocked by long held negative states - rigid thought patterns, negative emotions, toxins etc. In addition to its other functions each of the seven main chakras represents a level of consciousness or developmental stage of life.

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