The Human Energy Field, sometimes called the Aura, is a complex combination of overlapping energy patterns which define the unique spiritual, mental, emotional and physical makeup of an individual. A person's Human Energy Field (HEF) is that part of the Universal Energy Field (UEF) associated with that specific individual. There are three basic ways of describing the HEF: in terms of energy meridians, chakras and energy bodies. Each is discussed below as it applies to energy-based healing techniques.

Energy Meridians

Energy Meridians are the internal energy pathways throughout the physical body which energetically connect a person’s organs and their many subsystems (e.g., circulatory, endocrine, nervous, digestive, etc.). These energy meridians and specific points on these meridians are used in healing modalities such as acupuncture and acupressure. Knowledge of these meridians is not necessary for the healing techniques available at Evergreen Healing Arts Center, other than to realize that there is an internal energy transmission system within the human body which allows the flow of life-force energy throughout the body.

The Human Chakra System

The Sanskrit word "chakra" means literally "spinning wheel". The chakra system within the human body consists of seven major chakras and many minor chakras. To those who can see energy fields, a major chakra resembles a spinning wheel when looking directly into the chakra. However, viewed from the side, it looks more like an energy vortex somewhat resembling the shape of a tornado. This energy funnel is tight and compact near the surface of the skin, and gradually widens as it extends outside the physical body to the outer edge of the aura.

Each major chakra from the Root through Brow has four energy vortices associated with it: one spiraling upward, one downward toward the earth, one out the front of the body, and one out through the back of the body. The upward projecting vortex from one chakra and the downward projecting vortex of the chakra just above it join to form an energy column that runs vertically through the physical body from the bottom of the spine (Root Chakra) up in front of the spine and out through the top of the head (Crown Chakra). The Crown Chakra has two vortices, one opening upward toward the heavens, and one projecting downward into the energy column running through the body.

When a chakra is "healthy and balanced" its front and rear vortices spin in a circular motion. However, if there is a disturbance or blockage in the flow of energy within a chakra, the circular motion may become elliptical or, in extreme cases, severely flattened on its sides. This distortion may be sensed by those able to see or feel energy fields, or indirectly sensed by a pendulum. Further, each chakra has its own specific "frequency" or rate of spin, with the lowest rate of spin in the Root Chakra, and steadily increasing up to the highest rate of spin in the Crown Chakra.

Source: Evergreen Healing Arts Center

Author's Bio: 

This definition is part of a series that covers the topic of Emotional Freedom Techniques. The Official Guide to Emotional Freedom Techniques is Judith A. Wentzel. Judith is an authority on EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), effectively using it to help her clients be free of issues and emotions that inhibit them from achieving the higher quality of life and success they desire. Her passion is to liberate and empower clients by providing the necessary tools, along with the knowledge to use them, allowing them to achieve emotional freedom and greater success. Also a certified life coach and certified law of attraction practitioner, Judith loves helping others reach their full potential and has been assisting individuals and small business owners to skyrocket their life and business since 1997.

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