January 16, 2023
The endocrine system is one of our body's most intrinsic and essential systems. It flows throughout the entire body and supports almost every function in some way. The top glands of this system are the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and testes. If one gland is out of balance, it can affect the others and since these glands affect the entire body, they can drastically affect your health.
What you may not know about our hormones from our western medical system is that they are directly aligned, affected, and commanded by the energy centers of our body called the chakras. Not only does the endocrine system work in the physical realm, but also on the emotional and energetic realms. It is highly beneficial to understand how each gland is directly tied to one of the chakras and how we can nurture and support the optimal functioning of these glands.
You might've heard it’s important to “keep your chakras aligned and balanced.” Well, it’s the same thing for the endocrine system. From this point on, think of the two systems as one, the endo-chakra system: the endocrine as the physical aspect and the chakras as the emotional, energetic aspect. When you feel a disturbance on the physical level, it will almost always tie to the energetic, emotional level. When the endo-chakra system is out of balance, the body will experience dis-ease. Nearly 95% of dis-ease starts in the endocrine system.
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The Endo-Chakra System
Let’s give a visual to show the synchronicities between the chakra and endocrine systems.
The root chakra and the adrenal glands.
This pair does not match up in the body, but you'll see the connection when you think about what the adrenal glands control. They control about 75% of our hormones, like cortisol, adrenaline, and fight-or-flight response. These are directly tied into the root chakra, which nature rules our basic instincts, survival, and feeling of safety and being grounded.
The sacral chakra and the reproductive glands.
The sacral chakra is a bit easier to connect as its nature is sexuality and creativity. It directly relates to the reproductive system, the ovaries and testes. Sexual energy and creativity are the same energetically; both the sacral and reproduction glands control reproduction and creation.
The solar plexus chakra and the pancreas.
The solar plexus chakra’s nature is wisdom and power. It is directly connected to the sun (solar = sun). It relates to the pancreas and spleen. The pancreas controls enzyme reactions to help the gut break down our food into light source energy or ATP.
The heart chakra and the thymus.
The heart chakra is our center. The thymus sits on top of our heart chakra and is critically important to the immune system. This part of the endo-chakra controls feelings of enthusiasm, empathy, motivation, and teaching. The thymus produces T-cells (special white blood cells) created by bone marrow which are then “trained” in the thymus to fight infection. This center is vital as it relates to immunity and growth.
The throat chakra and the thyroid.
Connected, these act as the gear shift to regulate the metabolism, as well as growth and development of the human body.
The third eye and pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
The third eye is connected to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. The pituitary gland is the master gland because it monitors many bodily functions. This center secretes more cells, enzymes, and hormones and helps us perceive and observe this reality and others with an open mind.
The crown chakra and pineal gland.
The pineal gland secretes serotonin, melatonin, and melanin the three keys to life. The pineal gland is regarded as the “spiritual third eye” and the gateway of spiritual life.
Balancing the Endo-Chakra System
Common symptoms of an out-of-balance endocrine system include fatigue, weight gain, depression, digestive issues, low immunity, hair loss, and arthritis. Stress, inflammation, sleep, exercise, and diet significantly impact hormones. Endocrine disruptors mimic hormones and can disrupt all bodily functions. These synthetic chemicals negatively affect the endocrine system and place stress on human reproduction, growth, and development.
If you are feeling dis-ease within your body, consider looking into which gland and chakra might be connected and evaluate practices that will help bring them into balance. Next week we’ll touch on the best ways to keep your hormones balanced.
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JANUARY 09, 2022
Affirmation for Balancing Each Chakra
I honor the Divine within me.
Third Eye Chakra:
I am wise, intuitive, and connected to my inner guidance.
I am a good listener and I speak my truth.
Love is all around me, everywhere I go.
Solar Plexus Chakra:
I am strong, powerful, and confident.
Creative energy flows through me freely.
I am connected and grounded through the earth.