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The Interconnection of Body- Mind - Spirit

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Chakra’s – Endocrine system – 7 virtues

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato saw the spinal energy centers, or chakra’s as being the subtle organs of the soul, designed to establish dominion over the mind and body.

What are the Chakras?

The chakras are seven energy centers in your body that affect your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Many people’s chakras are not balanced. They are often blocked, overactive or inactive, resulting in dis-ease like confusion, depression, and low energy.

Our energy is meant to flow upwards, aka as the kundalini rising, but if the chakras are not balanced it will prevent this proper flow.

The chakras, when blocked, overactive or inactive, are hindering the proper flow of this energy, resulting in dis-ease. If not addressed properly it will eventually manifest as a true physical disease.

Embedded in this chakra system are the endocrine glands.

The adrenal glands are related to the root chakra and are considered the most important endocrine gland, as they form the basic energetic support foundation of the entire organism.

When the adrenals lose their strength or even burnout, daily life becomes a struggle, as there is simply no energy. If the lack of adrenal function is not addressed, it will become a vicious downward spiral leading to a wide variety of physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual problems.

Adrenal Fatigue aka Burnout syndrome is much more common then people realize, and if not addressed will slowly eradicate all the joy out of your life.

No wonder that coffee, sweets, drinks like Red Bull, etc. are so popular (and addictive), all as to feel “alive” again, or to just make it through the day.

This continuous over-stimulating of the adrenal glands will negatively affect all the other glands, as all the energy is being “wasted” in this first Chakra.

Each Chakra is also linked to a certain area of the spine. Ever wondered why low back pain is so prevalent. The picture below gives you an idea of which part of the spine is related to a chakra and thus also to a certain endocrine gland and bodily function.

It is here that we can start to see how Body, Mind and Spirit are interconnected.

There are many Endocrine Disruptors. Stress in all its forms is the main cause that throws this endocrine system out of balance.

Some examples of stress: nutritional stress due to consuming a diet of processed/cooked foods aka non-living foods, the massive amounts of pesticides and other toxins present in our food and water supply, mental/emotional stress like worry, anxiety, shame, guilt, and the loss of a job or a loved one, etc.

Then there is spiritual stress, like lack of faith, lack of purpose, lack of self-worth and Self Love.

And finally physical stress, like excessive physical work or exercise, lack of sleep, and also any diseases that already have manifested themselves, as they will continue to place an ongoing stress on the whole bodily system. This even more so in the way these stresses are addressed in our so called healthcare system.

All these stresses have a direct impact on your endocrine system and the adrenal glands are being the first responders to this stress.

Your adrenals are the glands that are responsible for modulating your energy levels throughout the day and thus, determines how you feel each and every day. If the adrenals are in chronic overdrive it will lead to an imbalanced endocrine system.

This causes a wide variety of symptoms and if the cause is ignored or not timely addressed, it can lead to many other diseases, including autoimmune diseases and cancer. Typical symptoms of endocrine disorders are low immunity, fatigue, weight gain, depression, loss of libido, digestive issues, hair loss, arthritis, unable to sleep, etc.

The entire endocrine system is a finely tuned system, and this system controls the level of hormones circulating throughout your body. If one of these hormones are even slightly imbalanced then it can cause major health problems.

So, what to do? You must start with identifying the cause of stress, the core root, that is causing the imbalance. This means you must look at all aspects of your life and identify which aspects is creating the most stress and how?

Is it nutrition, relationships, career, finances, the environment you live and work in, etc.

Regarding nutrition, you can start reducing the impact of chemicals on the body systems by choosing more living non-toxic foods as well as eliminating toxic kitchen, beauty, and body care products, as they contain many so-called endocrine disruptors.

Of course, exercise is vital for hormonal balance. For people with hormonal imbalances, and even more when experiencing adrenal fatigue / burnout syndrome, the key with exercise is to be careful and not to overdo it, and to do something that you enjoy. Walking the beach and spending time in nature is a great way as to get started.

Balance is key, and you also must make sure as to get enough quality sleep, as quality sleep is vital to happy hormones.

Regarding relationships, the most important relationship is the relationship with yourself. The question then becomes, how well are you taking care of YOU. Do you consume healthy foods and liquids as well as exercising regularly, as these are acts of self-love? Also, are you setting healthy boundaries in relationships, career, etc.

You may have heard of the 7 virtues and 7 vices. Practicing the 7 virtues is a great way as to find balance within yourself as well as in life itself.

Each virtue is related to a chakra and, as you know, each chakra is also connected to a different endocrine gland as well as a different part of your nervous system and related body functions.

Thus, your actions and behaviors have a direct impact, on not only your energy levels, but also on the level of health or disease you will eventually manifest in your life.

Here are the 7 Chakras and their related virtues and vices

1- Root Chakra – Adrenals – Diligence / Sloth

2 - Sacral Chakra – Testes/Ovaries – Chastity / Lust

3 – Solar Plexus – Pancreas – Charity / Greed

4 – Hearth Chakra – Thymus Gland – Kindness / Envy

5 – Throat Chakra – Thyroid Gland – Temperance / Gluttony

6 – Third Eye Chakra – Pituitary Gland – Patience / Wrath

7 – Crown Chakra – Pineal Gland – Humility / Pride

By practicing these 7 virtues, you will balance the energy flow in your chakra, your energy centers, and through that allow the endocrine glands and nervous system to function optimally. By allowing the virtues to be the driving force in your life, you are well on your way as to thrive in Body, Mind and Spirit.

The opposite of a virtue is a vice and thus there are 7 vices aka deadly sins. These vices will disrupt the flow of energy and throw the endocrine system and nervous system of balance and cause dis-ease.

This dis-ease can be in any aspect of the 7 aspects that we use at Optimal Health Solutions, but if not addressed it will eventually manifest as a true physical disease.

The endocrine network ‘talks’ to the other systems within the body to control everything from growth and development to how energetic you will feel. If you want to improve, not only your health and vitality, but also the ability to enjoy life day by day, then taking care of this amazing regulatory system of the body, the endocrine system, is a must.

When our hormones are balanced, we feel happy and able to go out into the world and live our purpose with enthusiasm and joy.

Taking care of yourself in Body, Mind and Spirit will allow you to not only manifest Optimal Health but an Optimal Life, as all is interconnected.

The outer aspects, called your life, are always a perfect mirror of that which you have mastered and that which still is seeking for your attention.

I invite you as to join us on the journey as to become the best version of yourself and at the same time, living life to the fullest.


Kees Verdaasdonk

Founder Optimal Health Solutions

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