Many of you might already have heard of the word “Chakra.”
The Sanskrit word Chakra translates to wheel or disk, so it refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. In our body, there are 7 main Chakras or energy centers and these roughly correspond to the location of our endocrine glands and nerve bundles. In this article I will use the word energy centers.
The invisible energy, the vital life force runs through these energy centers and this is what keeps us alive, vibrant and healthy. You can think of this energy center as a controlling station for the nervous system and the endocrine system in a specific region of the body. When the vital life force flows openly between energy centers, our mind-body-spirit unit can function optimally. On the contrary, when the energy flow is blocked, physical and emotional symptoms can manifest.
In this article we will cover the three most affected energy centers in dentists.
Root chakra/ 1st Energy Center
- This center often gets out of balance because as dentists, and especially for practice owners there are endless responsibilities, and items on your to-do list.
Concerns in the office doesn’t seem to end- worries about filling up the schedule, receiving payments from patients on time, the number of bills to pay, the pressure to not run late so as not to have the patients wait, etc etc. These concerns about the security of the office- financial and operational security is a very natural thing to come up as we are concerned not only for ourselves but others.