The 7 Chakras and the Endocrine Glands
The relation between Energy Centers & Endocrine System
Commonly, each of the body’s basic seven chakras or energy centers is associated with specific locations on the body, such as the heart, the throat, or the crown of the head (see image) . But when you look at a chakra chart, you don’t see the underlying network of glands (and their nearby organs) governed and influenced by the chakra system.
The function the chakras is very intricate in that it is an energy system that communicates with the body via biological systems, such as the endocrine glands and nervous system, to keep it balanced and healthy.
Let’s take a closer look at the association between the chakras and endocrine systems.
The Endocrine System
On its surface, the endocrine system seems quite complex. But when you break it down into its individual parts, it isn’t all that difficult!
Overall, this network of glands is in charge of producing, regulating and distributing hormones throughout the body. Released into the bloodstream, hormones play a pivotal role in the body’s ability to mature, metabolize nutrients, and function.
Historical Perspective on Chakras and Glands
Modern literature from both the Western and Eastern cultures highlights the connection between each the primary chakras and the endocrine and nervous systems, as well as organs.
According to Patricia Mercier in “The Chakra Bible,” two Western figures started to imply that the position of the 7 primary chakras coincides with the locations of nerve plexi, endocrine glands and organs. Leadbeater, one of the first to shed light on the chakra system in the West, and Alice Bailey, theosophist and teacher of esoteric knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century, both started outlining the connections between the chakras and the biology of the human body.