Energy Centers and Channels, Chakras and Meridians

April 03, 2019

What are the different energy centers in the body? What are chakras? What are meridians?

This article will help in understanding these questions with a brief overview. Many books have been written about these topics and I am leaving out much.


Everyone is familiar with their physical body. What they can touch, see, and easily feel. This is however only part of what makes up the human body. Another part of the human body is the energy body. 

The energy body is generally made up of connected energy centers and energy channels. The energy centers are often referred to as chakras. The energy channels are offered referred to as meridians.

There are 7 well known chakras in the energy body. However in total there are 114 chakras throughout the body. The 7 well known chakras are the major chakras of the body. Each is related to a major organ system of the body. The 7 major chakras are also activated and associated with a color.

The 7 major chakras are the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third-eye, and crown chakras. They are generally located along the spine, with the exception of the crown chakra being located a couple of inches above you.

There are 12 main meridians in the energy body. These are energy channels where energy flows throughout the body. Each meridian is connected to different organs. In total there are 26 meridians. Different meridians are also associated with the five different elements of earth, air, water, metal, and wood.

 The 12 main meridians are the lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, pericardium, triple warmer, gallbladder, and liver.

Understanding your chakras and meridians helps you heal and empower your energy body. You will be able to better choose a crystal to provide the energy you need to make yourself stronger and healthier.

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