Many cultures have their own systems of energy that they correlate to the inner workings of the human body. In Chinese Medicine, these energy pathways are known as Meridians. Within the culture surrounding India, this is known as the Chakra System.
The Chakras are known as a concentrated area of energy within the body. There are over 100 Chakra locations in the body, but there are 7 points that are the most common in the Chakra System.
Dr. Steve Politis of Kineci Physical Therapy has been studying the Chakra System for many years, and has been incorporating it into his PT practice. He knows that there is much more to the body than just the physical component, therefore when he works with patients he is able to work with them on a deeper level.
What is the Importance of the Chakra System?
Each Chakra correlates to different organs, personality traits, emotions, parts of the nervous system, and more. By understanding the Chakra system, and seeing the symptoms a patient presents, Steve is able to have an idea of different areas to focus on in his treatments.
If these energy systems sound a little woo woo, Steve does a fantastic job at the end of this episode to tie it all together into real-life scenarios.
In this episode, Steve Politis and I discuss:
»The different types of energetic systems used by various cultures
»What the 7 Chakras represent within the human body
»How to move in a way that stimulates all these different Chakra points
»How to apply the Chakra System to Physical Therapy
[2:30] Steve has such a diverse background
[9:30] At what point did you start diving into the energetic systems from around the world
[11:45] Why are there so many different energetic systems
[16:15] Does the energy systems correlate to the nervous system
[19:00] What are the 7 main Chakras in the body
[22:30] Each Chakra is related to organs, color, specific parts of the nervous system, and an emotion
[27:50] How can we bring balance back to different Chakras that are out of balance
[33:00] You have a Chakra Movement Matrix, can you describe what this looks like? (Video Here)
[47:00] Steve decided to work with the Chakra system for a patient with a frozen shoulder
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