Base Chakra. Adrenals. Adrenaline and cortisol. Fight or flight response to danger.
Sacral Chakra. Reproductive Organs. Oestrogen/progesterone and
Solar Plexus. Pancreas. Insulin. Regulates glucose levels in the blood.
Heart Chakra. Thymus. Secretes lymphocytes which neutralise or destroys micro organisms in the lymphatic system, improving the immune system.
Throat. Thyroid and Parathyriod, regulates the metabolism, body weight, also regulates blood-calcium levels in the blood.
Third eye. Pituitary gland Also known as the master gland controls the activity of a large portion of the endocrine system and in our case the tatvas. The pituitary gland has two lobes and works in two ways, one system targets the afore mentioned endocrine glands and the second works directly with body functions
Crown Chakra. Pineal gland produces melatonin, which affects our sleep/wake cycle and serotonin which affects our mood and happiness.
Tatvas (elements of the Chakras)
The Chakra system is divided into the upper and lower triangle balanced by the heart centre.
The lower triangle consists of the Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus.
The upper triangle consists of the Throat, Third eye and Crown.
Elements (Tatvas) of the chakras
Base – Earth
Sacral – Water
Solar Plexus - Fire
Heart – Air
Throat – Ether – The unknown vessel of knowledge that creates a bridge to the third eye and crown.
My feeling on how this works is we are connected to heaven and earth. Energy will come from Mother Earth and White universal energy from the sky. The lower chakras are connected to the earth and will mostly draw energy from Mother Earth; the upper chakras will ‘download’ energy from sky, the universe, white light energy. White light energy travels through the crown, third eye and throat chakra and meets at the heart centre where it will connect with the Mother Earth energy being drawn through the base, sacral and solar plexus, when these two energies meet we become connected to the universal matrix of healing; a limitless supply of knowledge and wisdom.
When we look inside our hearts we find, love and kindness which allows healing, not just on a physical level but on a universal, planetary level as well. We leave the ego behind; we learn to love ourselves and the people around us.