There is more to the human body than the physical body. In yoga, we talk a lot about energy. And, you might hear your yoga instructor refer to your “heart chakra” from time to time. In an upcoming series, I’ll refer to various chakras, so I thought I’d do a bit about the chakra system.
Scientifically, we know that all matter is energy, and while condensed matter is different from energy, they are expressions of one another– connected. Yogically speaking (if that’s a word), there is an energy current, a life force, that flows through and connects everything. In Sanskrit, it’s called Prana, which means life force or vitality. Everything has Prana; and this vitality radiates through the physical, emotional and mental realms. This force is NOT electricity, but it can be thought of as an energy current like electricity.