Chakras..do they 'exist' or is it just a way to think about bits of your body?

(7 Posts)
Lanark2 Fri 26-Feb-16 15:20:12

Hello, I have been listening to a lot of these chakra things and I do sometimes feel my third eye relaxing, but is it really a thing or just me thinking about different bits of my body.

Also is ASMR related to meridians?

CoteDAzur Sat 12-Mar-16 15:31:00

I'm a bit of a sceptic, so would lean towards "No, they don't actually exist but are good for visualisation & feel-good purposes". No offence smile

CaoNiMao Fri 18-Mar-16 11:06:23

I've come round to thinking that chakras are simply the natural 'locks' in the body - anus, diaphragm, oesophagus, etc. I don't think it's as mysterious as the 'New Age nay-sayers' make it out to be. Likewise prana/qi. It's just the natural energy that powers the body.

TalkinPeace Fri 18-Mar-16 20:53:47

of course they do not
BUT
its really good to focus on the body in particular ways
hence I love yoga

JimineyJelickers Sat 19-Mar-16 23:09:05

I think the chakras correspond with groups of nerve endings: solar plexus, heart, thyroid.

I have my own (completely made up) theory that certain yoga positions work to stimulate these groups of nerves and the movement and breathing causes your muscles to massage out any blockages, or stimulate drainage in these parts of your body. I think of it like doing dry body brushing on the inside.

soulnotasoldier Thu 10-Nov-16 23:06:17

Yes they do!! Reiki and chakras are a thing.

CoteDAzur Sun 13-Nov-16 16:15:36

Well, I think we all know that they are a "thing" (as in, stuff some people talk about and believe in) but the question as I understood it was Do they really exist?

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