The chakras of the human body all have an associated gland attached to them. So, it’s not surprising that there is often time a perceived overlap between the spiritual and physical flow of energy.
The Crown chakra, for instance, is associated with the pineal gland. While other chakras, such as the Solar plexus, Heart, Throat, and Third eye, are associated with the gonad, adrenal, thymus, thyroid, and pituitary glands, respectively. There’s even an associated gland for the root chakra (pancreas), the base of our free flow of energy. In reading through the names of each associated gland, you may have come across something interesting. Each of the listed glands is of the major nerve ganglia. It’s okay if you’re unfamiliar with this biological term. Just remember that should even one of these ganglia (ganglion) become impaired, there would be disastrous consequences to motor and sensory functions (e.g., hearing, sight, smell, and touch).
What’s more – impairment to one ganglion isn’t restricted to that ganglion alone, as all ganglia are interconnected through a network of nerve tissue. However, in most cases, spatial proximity dictates the likelihood of one chakra channel imposing itself on another, as in the case of the sacral plexus and solar plexus, which are both situated in the abdominal region.
If you are interested in this topic and want to learn more about chakras, click here to read an article about the seven chakras.