Energy Matrix of Man
The seven chakras as the gateway to transformation
“Conversations with Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde MD, MHS – Part 2”
I was very delighted to interview this month Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde M.D, J.D, M.H.S, whom I dearly call as my aunt. She was delighted to give her insights on the Energy Matrix of Man and the seven chakras as the gateway to transformation for our Illumined blog readers. This is the 2nd part of the blog series titled, “Conversations with Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde.” If you have not read the 1st part, please look under the health and wellness tab.
The chakras are the moderators of the subtle energy and they form the blue prints of the physical material body. These chakras are traditionally depicted as the lotus flowers each resonating at different frequencies corresponding to the colors of the rainbow. Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde explained how, each of the chakras relate to the endocrine gland in the physical body. Year 2012, was dawn of the different consciousness and human beings are opening their minds and hearts to embrace the concepts of chakra energy medicine, that is easily conceptualized by the ancient Rishis thousands of years ago.
Chakras in Sanskrit means wheels or disk, these spinning vortices of energy are the part of the subtle energy systems which forms the basis of ancient Indian Vedic healing of our physical, physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual self. These moderators of energy form the blue print of the physical, material body.
These chakras are traditionally depicted as lotus flowers. Traditional Vedic system, name seven major chakras and each chakra are closely associated with the major endocrine gland, nerve plexus, and major organs of the human body. These chakras when visualized as the lotus flower has a stem. The stem of the lotus is embedded into the energy equivalent of the spinal cord called sushumna. This extends from the coccyx to the crown of the head. Chakras are the basis of the integrated holistic medicine, which has been described in detail earlier. Each chakra, deals with the specific endocrine gland and these endocrine glands have specific functions in the physical body.
The lower energy matrix of chakras is 1-3, the 4th chakra is the overlap between the matter and the spirit and the 5th-7th chakra are the energies of the spirit. Our ancient seers (Rishis) could easily see the vibrant energies around the human body (Aura). They proudly claimed that, we all could see the electromagnetic vibration because all of us have the inborn senses for detecting this electromagnetic energy. Recent discoveries in the field of science state, if the number of cones increased in the retina, one could easily see the vibrant energy colors and have some understanding as to what level of the chakra the individual personal awareness is operating in.
Why is it important to understand the Energy Matrix of Human Body?
This is due to the limitations of the medical establishment that cannot explain many facts of human disease. Human being is not a machine divided into two distinct parts the body and the mind. There has been so much change in the definition of the human being with the growth of Energy medicine, Integrated Holistic medicine and complimentary alternative medicine. The human beings are described as infested with the five sheaths; they are the food sheath, the physiological sheath, the mental sheath, the intellectual sheath and the spiritual sheath. All these sheaths of man must be in balance for healing to take place.
Individual chakras in detail:
Sanskrit Name: (Mooladhara) which means the root or support
Location: It is between anus and genital glands at the base of the spine. The endocrine gland associated is the adrenal gland, which secretes the most important hormone named adrenaline and nor noradrenaline. This maintains the skeletal anatomy of the human body. This affects all the bones, the spinal column, the muscular system and the nails. The organs affected by this chakra are the rectum/ prostate/anus.
The main function of this chakra: Survival, safety, and stability. This is the basis of all human existence. This is the grounding chakra. It represents the ability to stand up for oneself.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to? Diseases of skeletal/ muscular system, pain chronic low back pain, sciatica, fatigue, littleness, lethargic, depression and frequent urinary tract problems.
The musical note: C
Gemstones: Blood stone, Red coral, Ruby and Garnet are used to balance this chakra.
Element: The elements are the earth and the sense is smell.
Sanskrit name: (Swadhisthana) Chakra of creativity.
Location: It is in the lower abdomen between the navel and the genitals. The associated endocrine gland- ovaries and testes, it produces the most important hormone such as estrogen/progesterone, the follicle stimulating hormone, the luteinizing hormone and the androgens. The organs associated are the reproductive organs/ the bladder/ the kidney.
The main function of this chakra: The functions of the chakra, sensuality/ sexuality, pro creation, pleasure, desire, relationships, enthusiasm, union with nature, openness to others and personal creativity.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to? Importance, sterility, eating disorders, alcoholic/drug addiction, inability to be social and intimate. One could get urinary tract/ and yeast infections.
The Musical Note: D
Gemstones: carnelian, coral, moon stone.
Element: The elements are water and the sense is taste.
Sanskrit name: The Sanskrit name is (Manipura) it is the center of vitality.
Location: Solar plexus is the location of this chakra. The endocrine gland associated is the pancreas and the hormone produced is insulin and most important is the metabolism of carbohydrates in the human body. The associated organs are the liver, the digestive system, the stomach, the duodenum, the spleen, the gallbladder, the lower back.
The main functions of this chakra: It governs the ego, social vanity, social identity, social authority, self- control, will power, radiance, strength, vitality. It is the center of personal power and self-confidence.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to? Digestive system disorder, diabetes, jaundice, pancreatitis, irritable colon, poor memory.
Musical note: E.
Gemstone: Topaz, tiger eye, yellow sapphire, amber.
Element: The element is fire and the sense is vision.
Sanskrit name: The Sanskrit name is (Anahata) is the heart chakra
Location: It is the center of the chest. This is most important for immunity. The associated organs are heart, the lower lungs, the circulatory organs, blood, immune system, rib cage and upper back.
Color: The color is green.
The main functions of this chakra: The functions of this chakras are unconditional divine love, harmony, healing, compassion, transformation and devotion.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to? When the chakra is in imbalance all cardio vascular problems, circulatory problems, hyper tension, immune disorders, breast cancer, lung disorder and muscle tensions arise.
Musical note: F
Gem stones: Emerald, jade, and rose quartz.
Element: Is air and the sense is touch.
Sanskrit name: is (Vishuddha) throat chakra.
Location: It is in the center of the base of the neck in the front. The associated organs are mouth, throat, voice, airways, upper lungs, jaw, nape of the neck and ears.
The main functions of this chakra: The functions of the gland, free creation, self- expression, inspiration, confidence, communication, wisdom, intergretty and one is now able to express subtle levels of being. associated endocrine gland thyroid, parathyroid, and the most important hormone produced is thyroxine.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to? When the chakra is in imbalance Thyroid disorders, (hyper/hypo thyroids) para thyroid disorders, graves’ disease, ears, nose ,throat disorders and all lymph node problems.
Musical note: G
Gem Stone: blue sapphire, turquoise, and aqua marine.
Element: The element is ether / sense is sound.
Sanskrit name: (Ajna) third eye chakra.
Location: The location is in between the two eyebrows
The main functions of this chakra: Functions of the chakra: inner vision, intuition, insight, clairvoyance, esp.- extra sensitive perception, and projection of will with manifestation. The associate endocrine gland is pituitary, the associated organs are left brain hemisphere, the nose, the sinuses, the both eyes and the other parts of the nervous system. The pituitary is the master gland and it produces hormones that regulate the entire hormonal cascade of man.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to?
All hormonal disorder, menstrual disorders, mood disorders, coordination problems, Parkinson’s disease, learning and sleeping disorders.
Musical note: A
Gem Stone: lapis, lazuli, amethyst.
Element: Light/telepathic energy. The sense is 6th sense.
Sanskrit name: (Sahasrara) Crown chakra.
Location: crown ( top of the head).
Color: violet, gold and white.
The main functions of this chakra: Perfection, integration and the unity with the omnipresent being. Divine wisdom, universal consciousness, bliss and enlightenment. The associated gland pineal gland it produced the melatonin and the organs associated are the cerebral cortex, upper skull, the right brain hemisphere, the central nervous system and the right eye.
What does the imbalance of this chakra lead to? Imbalance of all lesions of the cerebral cortex, epilepsy, headaches, serebo vascular diseases.
Musical note: B
Gem Stone: diamond/ amethyst.
Element: Thought, cosmic energy and senses beyond self.
When one understands this concept of chakras, he/she is fully aware of the consciousness and one is able to tune into body, mind and soul. When we are in tune with our body, not only can we heal and live a healthy life, we also will consciously take the effort to keep it in best possible state.
“deho devalaya prokto jivo brahma sanaatanaha”
This means that, body is the temple where eternal force (Almighty) resides in. This concept can be viewed as Soul / Atma as God. Therefore, one must take good care of the body.
I am ever grateful to Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde for sharing her insights by giving this wonderful interview to our blog readers. Stay tuned for more episodes titled, “Conversations with Dr. Rajshree Gaitonde.
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