The Subtle System
The Channels and Chakras
While listening to our podcasts, we will refer to the Subtle System and its Chakras and Nadis . This page offers an overview of these topics.
Our Subtle System consists of 3 Channels and 7 main Chakras. The right and left channels are the physical support of our sympathetic nervous system and the central channel is the physical support of our parasympathetic nervous system.
(The Subtle System – click for larger image)
- Our Right channel (yellow line), governs our physical, creative or mental activity. It is the channel of action and the future.
- Our Left channel (blue line), manages our emotions and desires. It is the channel of our past.
- The Central channel (white line), manages our autonomous functions ( heartbeat, etc…). The Kundalini energy rises up the central channel when we receive our Self-Realisation. It is the channel of our spiritual evolution, the Present.
- The Chakras – the Sanskrit word “chakra” means “wheel”. These energy centers or chakras ( numbers 1 to 7 in above diagram) correspond to our main nervous plexuses in the body. Each chakra has its own qualities.
By regular practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation, you obtain the knowledge of your chakras, how to improve and look after them, in a very natural and spontaneous way. Your innate qualities start to manifest themselves. You can feel the state of your subtle system and by using simple techniques, you can maintain it in a balanced state.
We give guidelines of these techniques in our weekly classes in your local area. They are always free. Find free classes in your country.
Out of all the energies that sustain us, there is one which is the mother of all other energies. This dormant is of a spiritual nature. It manifests the love that the Divine has for us.
It is called Kundalini and she exists within everyone as a great potential of inner wellbeig. This living energy is waiting to reveal itself to us. Sahaja Yoga meditation starts with the natural awakening of this energy. The spiritual energy that is within us is called Kundalini.
The Kundalini resides in the sacrum bone. This is the triangular bone which is located at the base of the spinal column. When this energy awakens, it activates the central channel and passes through the chakras to come out and can be perceived as a flood, gush, spurt (of coolness) in the fontanelle bone area. Once this energy has been awakened we can perceive its manifestation in a concrete way. A new state of awareness is established within us.
As soon as we have felt the condition of our chakras, we can improve them. We have the tools to progress easily with discrimination in our spiritual evolution.
The Kundalini awakening is an indisputable discovery. For the first time, we have the chance to change ourselves and become independent.
Also, see our Glossary of Terms section for more information.