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7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton
What chakras mean?
The word chakra literally means a wheel in the shape of a circle. 7 chakras, when they are closed, are anatomical deformities in functional groups of internal body organs. They block Kundalini from moving up through Sushumna to the brain in a streamlined flow. As a result, it starts rotating in a circle at the location of the block rather than moving ahead straight. That’s why the said blocks are called chakras. Open chakras are no chakras. Skeletal Leap throws further light on this topic in its Chakras Blog. You may also like to visit Skeletal Leap FAQ and Chakras FAQ.
Where are the 7 chakras?
7 chakras are located at 7 locations in our vertebral column and our skull.
Are chakras real?
Chakras are as real as our skeletal joints, skeletal muscles, nerves and blood vessels are.
How many chakras are there?
There are 7 chakras at 7 locations in our vertebral column and our skull.
Which chakras are blocked?
As said before; 7 chakras, when they are closed, are anatomical deformities in functional groups of internal body organs. These are the groups of skeletal joints along with muscles, nerves and blood vessels attached to them. (The vagus nerve is also a part of them.) They block Kundalini from moving up through Sushumna to the brain in a streamlined flow. As a result, it starts rotating in a circle at the location of the block rather than moving ahead straight. That’s why the said blocks are called chakras.
Open chakras have no deformities and no blocks in the way of Kundalini rising up through Sushumna to the brain. In fact, when open, they should not even be called chakras at all.
The above two definitions are no stereotyped definitions unlike the ones showing up all over the Internet. These stereotyped definitions keep blowing up the same old trumpet. They define 7 chakras as 7 centers of energy. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Chakras are chakras, only when they are closed. Open chakras are no chakras at all. So when chakras are there, they are villains more than heroes. And we should take care to paint them in the right perspective!
My definitions above are, in fact, the results of my firsthand experience with the way these 7 chakras behave and function. These are also the result of my experience with Kundalini flowing up uninterrupted through Sushumna.
Where did chakras come from?
Mind in its evolution along human culture and human society has fragmented itself in many parts. These fragmented parts are always in a state of war with one another. The result is they keep wasting their energy in an unproductive way. As a further result the organism is thrown into a state that lacks energy.
Anatomically, it gets affected by habitually posturing the skeleton in an unnatural manner at its joints. Skeleton does it to itself through mind by drooping its 360 joints down and tucking them in. This further gets flared by the muscles in their vicinity getting rigidified and thus changing their habitual anatomy. Both these structural changes affect nerves and blood vessels attached to them resulting in changing their habitual anatomy as well.
It gives birth to closed chakras along the length of the spinal cord. If we look at it from a neurological perspective, it stops vagus nerve from carrying signals effectively. They block the much needed dialogue between the gut and the brain needed to keep the nervous system functioning properly. That’s how the materialistic physiological approach of life looks at it.
Let’s look at it from the angle of vitalistic approach of life and the mind body system. Surprisingly, the vitalistic approach also talks of closed chakras along the spinal cord blocking the flow of Kundalini. Kundalini is the life-energy designed to flow through the nerve named Sushumna along the spinal cord. Brain works optimally when Kundalini flows unblocked through Sushumna between the root chakra (gut) and the crown chakra (brain).
How chakras work?
Here, below on this page, is how chakras work and block Kundalini from moving up through Sushumna to the brain.
How to open 7 chakras?
You will find below how to open 7 chakras for Kundalini to flow in a streamlined flow again…
Curvature abnormalities in the vertebral column are of four types…
- Kyphosis – excessive kyphotic curve
- Lordosis – excessive lordotic curve
- Scoliosis – lateral curvature
- Kyphoscoliosis – combination of kyphosis and lordosis
Pelvic tilt is a movable postural orientation of the pelvis. It’s an orientation relative to thigh bones, knee joints and the soles of the feet below. It also changes the orientation of the hip joint. When postured right, it subtly supports the weight of the vertebral column above while keeping its double S shape intact.
But that is just a description of the ideal pelvic orientation. A major chunk of the human population habitually keeps this pelvic tilt wrongly postured. There are two reasons for this unhealthy habit formation. The first one is the downward pull by gravity on its orientation. People give in to this constant downward pull when they lack enough life energy to keep its orientation up. They just let the front of their pelvis drop more than its back.
Anterior Pelvic Tilt
The newly acquired orientation named as anterior pelvic tilt also disrupts the orientation of the hip joint. This further disrupts the double S shape of the vertebral column above. Below, it disrupts the load bearing distribution at the knee joints and at the soles of the feet. The second reason is an emotionally driven pulled-in psychological state of mind adding to all the above-mentioned disruptions.
The above-mentioned anterior pelvic tilt is just one of its many abnormal orientations. Though it’s just one yet this one is the most common one, the second being posterior pelvic tilt. Anyway, here is a complete list of pelvic tilt abnormalities as and when its orientation goes wrongly postured…
- Anterior pelvic tilt drops the front of the pelvis relative to the back of the pelvis. It shortens the hip flexors and lengthens the hip extensors.
- Posterior pelvic tilt raises the front of the pelvic relative to the back of the pelvis. It lengthens the hip flexors and shortens the hip extensors.
- Lateral pelvic tilt happens when one keeps pelvis tilted to left or right habitually, ending up in scoliosis.
- Left pelvic tilt keeps the right side of the pelvis raised more than the left sider.
- Right pelvic tilt keeps the left side of the pelvis raised more than the right sider.
7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton: Tailbone vis-à-vis Root Chakra
Pelvic tilt is the sole cause of a closed root chakra appearing at the lowest point, coccyx, of vertebral column. Coccyx lies very near the pelvic belt. And the pelvic tilt drops it down and pushes it forward in case it is anterior pelvic tilt. When the pelvic tilt is posterior, it still drops coccyx down but pushes it backward this time. Both the maneuvers sow the first seed of the closed chakras distorting the double S curve of the vertebral column.
A closed root chakra also disrupts the anatomy and hence the physiology of the pelvis, hip and the lower limb. It disrupts pelvic, hip, knee, ankle and subtalar joints with interphalangeal articulations of feet and associated muscles, nerves and arteries.
How does it happen?
As a result, the tail bone (coccyx) drops down as well as anteriorly forward or backward at the pelvis. The body weight distribution on hip, knees and soles of feet goes distorted centering its thrust on their wrong points. With the passage of time, one contracts knee pain, sciatica, varicose veins and constipation in case of anterior pelvic tilt. When it’s due to posterior pelvic tilt, constipation gets replaced with chronic loose motions.
It makes us feel ungrounded biologically as well as psychologically. Hence it keeps us perennially concerned with survival and material security in life. It turns us a miser who fears losing what little one have in case of anterior pelvic tilt.
When it is due to posterior pelvic tilt, it turns us greedy and spendthrift who greedily accumulates a huge lot. It guarantees one it would never deplete even if a lot gets lost.
Opening root chakra comes handy through undoing the wrong done to it and then making it one’s first nature. We need to do away with our pelvic tilt. It tends to start the first step towards skeletal re-posturing.
7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton: Sacral Plexus vis-à-vis Sacral Chakra
A closed sacral chakra comes into existence when the nerves in the sacral plexus are subjected to long-term compression. It takes place through dropping the sacral vertebrae down and thus distorting the lower S of the double S shape of vertebral column.
Sacral plexus is a nerve plexus comprising sensory and motor nerves for pelvis (partly), posterior thigh, lower leg and foot. It originates at lumbar and sacral vertebrae namely L4 – S4. It’s a formation that comes to place by…
- Lumbosacral trunk
- The anterior division of the first sacral nerve
- Parts of the anterior divisions of the 2nd and 3rd sacral nerves
The nerves of the sacral plexus meet at the greater sciatic foramen making a flattened band there. From here, new branches start turning into sciatic nerve ultimately splitting into tibial and fibular nerves in posterior thigh.
Sacral plexus is positioned at the back of pelvis and is fed by superior and inferior gluteal arteries and veins.
What does it do?
Constant compression of sacral plexus results in suppressing the aesthetic part of our instinctive structure. These include curiosity, creativity and most importantly the sexual drive and potency. The roles of the root chakra and the sacral chakra are just the opposite of each other. The root chakra takes care of the basic survival and material safety or security. Conversely, the sacral chakra is concerned with whatever is beautiful in life and gives it a meaning to live. Its concerns including curiosity, creativity, sexual drive and potency fill joy and passion in the pursuits of life.
A constantly compressed sacral plexus afflicts the sexual process with various types of sexual dysfunctions. But once the compression is released through raising the sacral vertebrae up in the vertebral column, they start getting relieved. Then, it’s just a question of keeping vertebral column raised at its sacral region by making it one’s first nature.
There is a caveat here. Sacral chakra cannot be effectively opened until and unless the root chakra below it is already opened.
7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton: Solar Plexus vis-à-vis Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar plexus aka celiac plexus is located in the vicinity of thoracic diaphragm near first lumbar vertebra in vertebral column. It comprises…
- Splanchnic nerves – paired visceral nerves with fibers from autonomic nervous system and organs innervating visceral organs
- Anterior vagal trunk – a branch of the vagus nerve with fibers from the left vagus primarily
- Posterior vagal trunk – a branch of vagus nerve with fibers from the right vagus primarily
Solar plexus comprises smaller plexuses within, namely…
- Hepatic plexus – receiving filaments from left vagus and right phrenic nerves
- Splenic plexus – formed by the left celiac ganglion and the right vagus nerve
- Gastric plexus – joining branches from the left vagus nerve
- Pancreatic plexus – another solar plexus division
- Suprarenal plexus – receiving branches from the celiac ganglion and splanchnic nerves
Solar plexus chakra comes into existence by dropping L1 vertebra and tucking it in, compressing thoracic diaphragm throughout its length.
A closed solar plexus chakra acutely disturbs the breathing pattern turning it shallow and speedier. It turns one prone to breathing-related illnesses. As a result diffidence creeps in the persona losing one’s spirit of interaction, adventure and initiative.
The way to open the solar plexus chakra is simply to remove its compression through raising L1 up and out. It further pronounces the lower S of the double S shape in the vertebral column. Once we have learnt how to effectively do it, we just need to make it our first nature.
There is a caveat here. Solar plexus chakra cannot be effectively opened unless the root chakra and the sacral chakra below it are already opened.
7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton: Pectoral Muscles vis-à-vis Heart Chakra:
Innervated by lateral pectoral nerve (C5 – C7) and medial pectoral nerve (C8 – T1), pectoral muscles have two parts…
- Pectoralis major – flexes, extends and rotates humerus
- Pectoralis minor – stabilizes the scapula
Pectoralis major is a thick, fan-shaped convergent muscle located in the chest. Its functions are flexion, extension and rotation of the humerus.
It performs four actions for the shoulder joint movement…
- Flexion of the humerus like in heavy weight lifting while doing biceps curls
- Adduction of the humerus like in arm-flapping
- Rotating the humerus medially like in arm-wrestling
- Keeping arms attached to torso like in military “attention” posture
Out of above four actions only second one keeps its associated vertebral upper S shape intact at C8 – T1 vertebrae. Same holds good for C5 – C7 vertebrae. The rest three tend to turn it to an inverted C shape. Also, when we stretch our body for relaxation, it performs the second action alone.
Hence it’s logical to deduce that the second action is the most relaxed state of the muscle. When we make it our first nature, it keeps heart chakra open for maximum duration of time throughout the day.
But when we keep it postured like in any of the rest three actions, it closes the heart chakra. It does so by turning the upper S shape of C8 – T1 vertebrae to an inverted C shape.
Pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle located in the upper chest under the pectoralis major muscle. It’s innervated by medial pectoral nerve (C8 – T1) alone.
Same is true about pectoralis minor to keep it postured for the second action to be able to stabilize scapulae.
The second action is also the one that we adopt for hugging someone. And that’s how an open heart chakra is concerned the most with love, kindness and compassion. If it’s not open, it sets us in narrowness of heart, isolating us emotionally from our fellow-beings on earth.
There is a caveat here. Heart chakra cannot be effectively opened unless root chakra, sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra below it are already opened.
7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton: Deltoid Muscle vis-à-vis Throat Chakra
Innervated by auxiliary nerve from the anterior rami of cervical nerves at C5 and C6, deltoid is located on shoulder. It comprises three sets of muscle fibers…
- Anterior (clavicular) – fibers assist pectoralis major to flex the shoulder.
- Posterior (scapular) – fibers assist latissimus dorsi to extend the shoulder like in rowing movements.
- Intermediate (acromial) – fibers perform shoulder abduction.
Out of the above three, only the posterior or scapular fibers keep its associated vertebral upper S shape intact at C5 and C6 vertebrae. The rest two tend to turn it to an inverted C shape. Also, when we stretch our body for relaxation, the posterior fibers perform alone.
Hence it’s logical to deduce that the action by the posterior fibers is the most relaxed state of the muscle. When we make it our first nature, it keeps throat chakra open for maximum duration of time throughout the day.
What closes throat chakra?
But when we keep it postured like in action by the rest two fibers, it closes the throat chakra. It does so by turning the upper S shape of C5 – C6 vertebrae to an inverted C shape.
The action by posterior fibers is also the one that converges the top ends of scapulae closest to each other. It also aligns the collarbones along the neck turning it absolutely free to move in full 180 degrees. And that’s how an open throat chakra renders the head free on the neck ready to open the skull chakras. It opens our way to intellect, intelligence and logical communication. But if it’s not open, it sets us in problems with our effective communication and logical comprehension.
There is a caveat here. Throat chakra cannot be effectively opened unless root, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras below it are already opened.
7 Chakras That Human Evolution to Bipedalism Set in Our Skeleton: Skull vis-à-vis Third Eye and Crown Chakras
Temporomandibular joints connect the jawbone to the skull at two points. This joint is a bilateral synovial (freely mobile with synovial fluid) joint between temporal bone above and mandible below. Since it is bilateral, the left and the right parts always work together.
The joint comprises…
- joint capsule
- articular disc
- mandibular condyles
- articular surface of the temporal bone
- temporomandibular ligament
- stylomandibular ligament
- sphenomandibular ligament
- lateral pterygoid muscle
The joint capsule is an envelope attached to the mandibular fossa and the articular tubercle above. It’s also attached to the neck of the condyle of the mandible below.
The articular disc is a dense fibrocartilagenous tissue between condyle of the mandible and mandibular fossa.
Temporomandibular ligament is the thickened lateral portion of the capsule.stylomandibular ligament
Stylomandibular ligament becomes taut when we protrude the mandible.
Sphenomandibular ligament becomes accentuated and taut when we protrude the mandible.
When are the Temporomandibular joints with all their muscles along in the state of rest? Surprisingly, it’s not with the teeth biting together but with a 2 mm to 4 mm of space between them.
Full jaw opening measures 40 mm to 50 mm gap between the upper and lower front teeth. When the jaw moves, it’s only the mandible that moves.
Mandible movements are called excursions. There are two lateral excursions, left and right. And there is a forward excursion called protrusion that everyone does everyday while brushing the teeth. It’s because protrusion brings the upper and the lower dentures in one single plane to brush them together easily. The excursion opposite to protrusion is called retrusion.
How The Skull Chakras, Third Eye Chakra & Crown Chakra, Cause A Blurred Eyesight
Now we have got the basic information about the Temporomandibular joints. Let us investigate into how and why we start seeing blurred whether far or near. In fact, this could be one of the best examples of investigating into the issue of two chakras in the skull. It visually demonstrates how skeletal postures of the skull and hence the skull the chakras affect mind. It can tell us the best way how a corrupted skeletal posture corrupts the mind through corrupting brain’s neurophysiology. That’s how the closed chakras named third eye chakra and crown chakra cause a blurred eyesight whether far or near.
Blurred Eyesight: A Lifestyle Disease
Blurred eyesight is certainly a lifestyle disease. It has been an epidemic throughout the world since the beginning of bipedalism. Almost everyone falls prey to it, some of them early in life and the rest after the age of 40. We don’t really bother much about it since the use of specs has almost become a lifestyle
disease! It has turned from a lifestyle disease to an accepted lifestyle!
But we aren’t aware that a blurred eyesight isn’t the end point of the epidemic. It’s also an indication and a warning that our neurophysiology isn’t working right in our entire body including our face. It has already been afflicted with a corrupted mind in our mind body system. It turns us prone to be contracting various different kinds of other lifestyle diseases in time to come. Going for a surgical option like LASIK doesn’t reduce the proneness either. It’s because LASIK just creates another pair of specs in the cornea of our eyes surgically and does nothing else.
Instant Eyesight Improvement through Opening The Two Chakras in The Skull
Another benefit of investigating into blurred eyesight as an example is that its correction through skeletal meditation shows instant results. That way, we can be sure about being on the right track with our investigations into a corrupted mind.
We can immediately empty the mind partially of its visual corruption, in the skull alone, through skeletal re-posturing. The two skeletal chakras in the skull namely third eye chakra and crown chakra do the needful for this purpose. Thus we can check its effect on the eyesight then and there. We need not make any hypothetical guesswork and then keep on waiting for favorable results to prove the hypothesis right. That’s what a laboratory procedure of deciding a hypothesis right or wrong is. The benefit with this example is that we get our feedback data almost instantaneously without wait and hence without confusion.
My life has been a seesaw of eyesight blur and clarity of vision. It was until I solved the puzzle by discovering a concrete physical procedure. The procedure opened the skeletal chakras in the skull for seeing crystal clear far and near.
In retrospect, today I feel I was lucky to have a blurred eyesight. Why? It’s because this alone made me jump into this entire discipline of chakras. Also, this alone provided an instantaneous testing ground for my skeletal hypotheses of opening chakras in an absolutely tangible manner.
How Can People with 20/20 Vision Sense The Visual Effects of Central Fixation through Opening Skull Chakras?
But what about those between 0 – 40 years of age who don’t have any problem with their eyesight at present? How can they investigate the effect of central fixation on the clarity of their vision far and near?
Luckily, they can also witness a marked enhancement in the clarity of their vision. It happens when they see via central fixation of the eyes through opening their chakras in their skull. If their distant vision is 20/20, central fixation can enhance it to be something like 30/20. Same with the near vision! If the near sight measures N6, they can easily enhance it to N3 or even more. Hence everyone can investigate central fixation of the eyes successfully regardless of their eyesight status.
Opening Skull Chakras Locally Corrects Eye Vision Too
I mastered the chakra discipline to understand how opening chakras via re-posturing skeleton may correct vision. We can temporarily open these two chakras locally, i.e., without opening the torso chakras before. It all amounted to emptying mind and rectifying neurophysiology of the visual system to see crystal clear again.
This all took place via maneuvering mandible which is the only movable bone in the skull. Mandible is the jawbone forming the lower jaw and keeping the lower denture in place. It’s the biggest and the strongest bone in the facial skeleton. Mandible is connected to the temporal bones through Temporomandibular joints. Hence when mandible is maneuvered, Temporomandibular joints get maneuvered along. That is what opens these chakras in the skull, the third eye chakra and the crown chakra.
To revise opening of the skull chakras, third eye chakra and crown chakra, once…
When are the Temporomandibular joint, with all their muscles along, in the state of rest? It’s not with molars biting together with the front teeth in the upper denture covering those in the lower one. It’s so with a 2 mm to 4 mm of space between the two entire dentures postured in one single plane. But almost no one ever postures them that way. That’s one of the postural faults humanity has habitually been living all over the world with, to date.
The said postural maneuver aligns the upper and the lower dentures in one single plane along their entire lengths. It results in opening both skull chakras, the third eye chakra and the crown chakra in one single go. The procedure works through maneuvering frontalis and temporalis along.
Now, which are all the muscles that associate with Temporomandibular joints? I said associated, not necessarily attached to the joint!. The muscles directly attached are the agonist or the prime movers. But there are many more in the vicinity that synergistically associate with the same action. They assist the prime movers by imparting an extra punch to their action with their associated actions. The said actions may either be contracting a muscle or else releasing an already habitually contracted muscle to rest.
The prime movers are…
- Temporalis Muscle – elevates and retracts mandible
- Masseter Muscle – elevates and retracts mandible
- Medial Pterigoid Muscle – depresses mandible
- Medial Pterigoid Muscle – elevates mandible and helps lateral pterygoid in moving jaw from side to side
There is also a long list of synergistically associated muscles along with their functions playing their role in the process. I don’t want to make it complicated by adding that long list here.
All chakras are complexes of a corrupted joints with similarly huge numbers of muscles, nerves and arteries gone corrupted.
And this happens with skull chakras alone when we open third eye chakra and crown chakra in one single go. And we do it by moving the Temporomandibular joints up and out through maneuvering mandible bone. The posture ensures the alignment of the upper and the lower dentures in one single plane along their entire lengths.
An open third eye chakra is characterized by a sharp perception which a closed third eye chakra badly missed. Similarly an open crown chakra is characterized by a deep insight into life which a closed crown chakra pathetically misses.
The two of these chakras are very similar to each other with only one difference between them. An open crown chakra can see macro view of what an open third eye chakra can see only micro version. In other words, what an open third eye chakra can see in one single degree, crown chakra does in 270.
Two Types of Visual Central Fixation
In fact, as I discovered, there are two types of visual central fixation possible. One associates with an open third eye chakra alone providing a crystal clear, bright and sharp tunnel vision aka perception. We can achieve it by relaxing the frontalis muscle while accommodating with the help of occipitalis. Everything out of this tunnel goes blurred and dull in the sense of not being bright.
The other associates with both, an open crown chakra along with an open third eye chakra. This central fixation provides a crystal clear, bright, sharp wide vision including peripheral vision, perception as well as empathy. We can achieve it by relaxing both, the frontalis and the temporalis muscles while accommodating with the help of occipitalis. In my personal opinion, this has been my biggest discovery in chakra discipline.
Central Fixation through Opening Skull Chakras Turns Eyes Bright with A Shine in Them
In both these types of central fixation, the eyes turn bright with a shine of interest in their looks too. I call this shine the real smize (smiling with eyes) that they exude through them.
Also, the sharpness of the eyesight is closely linked with insight into life. A sharp perception of brain must have a recording tool of sharp eyes to perceive it in its entirety. It’s exactly like a clear eye vision imparts a clear world vision too. The eyes are the real windows to the mind brain!
That’s why third eye chakra has been assigned two iconic petals whereas crown chakra has been assigned full one thousand! And that is why the crown chakra is called the king of all chakras.
There is a caveat here. Crown chakra cannot be effectively opened unless third eye chakra is already opened.
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