Chakra-Neuroendocrinology #1: Hormones

12:50 pm Chakra-Neuroendocrinology, Chakras, Endocrine System

Chakra-Neuroendocrinology??  What in the world does that mean?

Well good question, I am not sure if the term was in physical exsistence until now.  In my endeavor to uncover the healing properties associated with the chakra energy system, I figured I had better do some additional scientific investigation into the Human Endocrine System. 

I have purchased the following book for an overview study.

How the Endocrine System Works by J Matthew Neal, MD, FACP, FACE 

Published 2002 by Blackwell Science Inc  Blackwell Science Inc c/oAIDC 

PO Box 20



50 Winter Sports Lane Williston, VT 05495

I came across the term, Neuroendocrinology, which is a study of the endocrine system and the nervous system.  This term resonnated with me because my next scientific study related to the chakras is going to be into the nervous system.  Each of the 7 chakras is associated with specific centers along the central nervous system, I’ll detail them in the future, now back to the term.

So Chakra-Neuroendocrinology is the study of the chakra energy system in relation to the central nervous system and endocrine system.  I think it will make for a fascinating field of study and as part of my Kundalini Yoga teacher training I’ll continue with personal exploration.  Hopefully over time many many others far better versed than I in Neuroendocrinology will add a wealth of knowledge to chakra-neuroendocrinology.

For the purpose of exploration, I’ll hit on some of the high points outlined in the book referenced above, and add some of my perspective.  The first item of understanding has to do with hormones.


Hormones and the Endocrine System


Hormones are vital to a human’s life force, they have 3 primary functions:

  1. Hormones help distribute energy by facilitating the metabolic process
  2. Hormones help promote an internal balance within the body
  3. Hormones faciliate reproduction

(Yoga, helps distribute energy and helps promote balance.)

So that’s cool, but what do hormones do to achieve this?

Turns out that hormones operate on a cellular level and primarily effect the nucleus of specific cells, encouraging creation of predetermined protiens.  Hormones can be charged, or non-charged.  If charged it implies that they work with receptors on the cell to effect the nucleus, rather than the non-charged ones which can penetrate the cell membrane to influence the nucleus directly.  Seems to me as if they carry a specific frequency, hmm sound vibration and Mantra could play an interesting role here….

Hormone levels are maintained in the body via feedback loops that tell the body when to make more of a specific hormone and when to make less of it.  Blockages within this feedback system work to inhibit the proper flow of the endocrine system.  It is interesting that blockages and flow can be used when describing the processes of the endocrine system, as well as when describing the work of chakra balancing.

Distruptions in the feedback system, either too much, or not enough of a specific hormone, cause health conditions.  By understanding how the chakras relate to these feedback systems, and health conditions, we can begin to understand how chakras can help prevent and potentially cure these health conditions.

Testing the Validity of Chakra-Neuroendocrinology

Scientific experimentation would be no good if there weren’t some hypothesis made. 

High Level Hypothesis.   Chakra balancing, via Kundalini Yoga or energy healing, can faciliate improved health in the endocrine and nervous systems.

In Kundalini Yoga there are specific kriyas, or exercizes given to have an effect on specific chakras, each of these chakras relates to a specific endocrine system gland.  Each of these glands is responsible for secretion of specific hormones.  “stimulation or inhibition of the secretion of hormones” will provide an effective means to measure the influence of specific kriyas on the endocrine system.

So at some point we require a series of hormone tests, before and after perscribed Kundalini Yoga exercizes.  We will need a control group and an experiment group.  I would propose a couple experiment groups, 1 given the exercize perscriptions to do on their own over a period of time, let’s say 1 week, the other under the guidance of a Kundalini Yoga Master.

Similarly we could revisit proposed energy healing tests and measure hormone levels before an after the sessions.

Gamma cameras and Kirlian photography may also provide insight into the experiments to be conducted.

Now I don’t have off hand the resources to conduct these tests, but should someone be interested in helping faciliate them, please let me know!

So there’s the first edition of Chakra-Neuroendocrinology, stay tuned for more.

Sat Nam



5 Responses

  1. Lizzie Valentine Says:

    Hi I’m a relatively recently qualified KY teacher from New Zealand, very interested in your study. I’m just researching for a small two week retreat I’m running in Bali mid March, and am finding it a challenge to get good robust, research-based material on the topic. Will pop in on your blog from time to time.

    Thanks. This is important work

    Best regards, sat nam

    Lizzie Valentine, Hari Kaur Wellington New Zealand

  2. hershel Says:

    Greetings KY kiwi, (I just so happen to work with kiwis in my day job every day.)

    Glad you find this to be of interest, I’ll be putting some updated thoughts together on the Thyroid.

    What specific topic are you looking for material on? If you want a nice way to pop in here, be sure to subscribe to the RSS feeds, which you can do through Internet Explorer 7 if you need to.

    Sat Nam

  3. Hueina Su Says:


    Thanks for sharing this valuable information with the Carnival of Healing. The Carnival will be up at my blog today.


    Intensive Care for the Nurturer’s Soul

  4. Robin Says:

    Hey Hershel,
    For the second time in my life I am dealing with Graves dieses. Which I think is a good thing because that means I beat it the first time. I beacame a yoga teacher 15 years ago when I used Yoga and herbs and, some westen Medicine to cure myself even had a beatiful son. So, back to yoga dont know how I lost my practice. Anyway, information and it really does work.

    Peace & Light

  5. hershel Says:

    Hey there Robin,

    Sorry to hear you are dealing with the dis-ease. I am happy to hear that you are back to yoga and will utilize its healing aspects.

    Wishing you positive vibes as you work to beat the dis-ease again ~ ~
    Sat Nam

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