As Eastern philosophy and energy principles have made their way into the Western world, they are met with skepticism before they are embraced. But thankfully, science and technology are advancing in leaps and bounds, and we are now able to prove what was previously too esoteric for many to believe.
Recently, scientists found proof that meridians exist. The meridian system of the body is a series of channels or pathways running from the feet to the head and from the head to the hands, transporting Ki energy. Meridians can be likened to rivers of the body. Ki, also commonly spelled chi or qi, is the word for the vital energy that is the true essence of every creation in the cosmos.
There are 12 major meridians within our physical body that, along with the 7 chakras, make up our subtle body. The subtle body is energetic and while it cannot be physically seen, it is vibrant and active. This energy is balanced between feminine and masculine, yin and yang. The 12 meridians are divided between this polarity which also corresponds to the side of the body they are located on and the organs they pass through.
While this amazing discovery made by modern science doesn’t change anything about the philosophy of meridians, it does shift our modern consciousness so that we may be more open to sensing our innate energy. This can be done in many ways including meditation, breath work, physical movement and body tapping. When we tune into our subtle body, we begin awakening to our true power and can more easily reach our maximum potential. Below is a simple practice your can do at home to awaken your meridians.
Body Tapping to Awaken Your Meridians:
There are many ways in which you can awaken your meridians, but one of the best is by body tapping.
This exercise not only helps you connect your mind to your body, but it also allows you to sense the Ki energy within and reconnect you to the flow of energy. By starting at the top of your head and working all the way down to your feet, you are essentially knocking on the door of your subtle body, letting it know you are ready to connect and awaken to this ancient knowledge.
Just 15 minutes a day of body tapping and conscious breathing will help release tension that has built up and reopen the natural flow of your Ki energy through your body. When we have physical or energetic blockages, this is when illness and disease manifest. But a strong and steady current of energy flow will keep you healthy and aware of future blockages.
Here at Sedona Meditation Center we offer classes that will guide you on how to stimulate and awaken your meridians.