What you must know about your body and its chakras
Yoga looks at chakras as the body's energy points. And they are located almost exactly where the hormone-secreting glands that connect our mind, emotions and body are situated, writes Shikha Sharma.
The endocrine glands secrete hormones, connect our mind (thought) and emotions (feelings) to our physical selves (flesh and blood). How? Here’s an example.
When you feel afraid, the system releases powerful hormones that kick-start a flight-or-fight response in a fraction of a second. The hormones released by the adrenal gland are carried all across your body via the bloodstream. Simultaneously, your brain starts planning your response by stimulating the nerve endings on the muscles of your legs and arms. So your emotions, mind and body are all prepared to respond.
It’s interesting to see how your body’s energy chakras are closely correlated with the endocrine glands.