Keep your spine ever straight. Your energy flows through your spine…For a more in depth review of the spine's spiritual connection please see the Meditation/Chakras page on this website.
"We started as God’s idea in the causal world, beyond all vibration and creation. That idea created an astral world of pure thought. In the astral plane we were endowed with seven energy centers, or chakras. In the physical world, which is a reflection of the astral world, the physical spine has an astral compliment of chakras. These chakras are referred to in the Christian Bible, in Revelations as “…the seven golden candlesticks…the seven churches…the seven stars…” In the ancient language of yoga, Sanskrit, "chakra" means "vortex".
Every unfulfilled desire, every wave of like or dislike, every karmic action, each create a subtle vortex of energy unit, a tiny whirlpool, called a "vritti" in Sanskrit. These "vrittis" are held together by thoughts such as: “I want this; I reject that; I like this; I dislike that; I have succeeded at.. I have failed at…
Our inner struggle to grow spiritually is the pull of the soul from above to the upper three higher chakras and the pull of matter attachment from below, the lower three chakras. The key to enlightenment is energy control through meditation, breathing (prana) techniques, hatha yoga postures, visualization, affirmations and other proven techniques. An increase in the energy flow inward and upward through the astral spine, offering the energy from the lower chakra to the next higher one, is a major tool for unblocking and dissolving karma and for spiritual awakening.