Since I mentioned chakras in last month’s issue, I’ve been inundated by a request from Danny to explain what they are. What follows is from my learning journal:
The Penguin Encyclopedia has ‘The seven centres of energy in the yogic system. Roughly equivalent to the autonomic nervous system and endocrine glands of western medicine they are important for channelling vital energy and consciousness. … They may be visualised as vortices in the body’s energy field and an imbalance of, or interference with, the energy associated with these centres may lead to physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual disharmony’.
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It’s a sad irony that the Scottish low self esteem brought about by their being a colony prevented them from voting for freedom: Scotland’s massive Labour majority are still being told what they can and can’t do by a gang of toffs in London.