The basic teachings of Pranic Healing explain how chakras or whirling energy centers guide the functioning of not only the physical body but the energy body as well. Let us delve deeper into the nature, characteristics, importance and functions of the Spleen Chakra.
The center of the bottom rib on your left is where your Spleen Chakra is located. The location of the Spleen Chakra thus corresponds to the actual location of the spleen. This chakra has two halves (though both have the same functions)- the Front Spleen Chakra and the Back Spleen Chakra.
The Spleen Chakra is, on an average, smaller than the other chakras in the human body. The size of the Spleen Chakra is thus 1/3rd or 1/2 of that of the other chakras. This energy center has six petals with multiple colour pranas on the periphery. The Spleen Chakra is also known as the Prana Chakra.
The SP16 is the corresponding acupuncture point for the Front Spleen Chakra in Chinese medicine while the BL 50 is that for the Back Spleen Chakra.
Unlike the actual spleen in the human body, which is not believed to be of crucial importance, the Spleen chakra serves greatly. The vital functions are not merely physiological, but spiritual and psychological as well:-
Spiritual Functions: The Spleen Chakra or Prana Chakra is the point of entry for prana or life energy into the body. It is thus the source of power needed for success and victory. Interesting to note, is the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” refers to the Spleen Chakra, the bread being symbolical of the energy needed for sustenance and growth. An unhealthy Spleen Chakra results in the depletion of life energy.
Psychological Functions: A depleted Spleen Chakra may manifest as depression due to low energy levels. A healthy and energized Spleen Chakra leads to the feeling of strength and general well-being.
Physiological Functions: The physical spleen is the largest organ of the lymphatic system and is related to the process of purification of blood by tackling disease-causing germs and cleansing old and worn out blood cells along with producing antibodies. The Spleen Chakra energizes the physical spleen and causes the body to be victorious over diseases and illness. It also controls the pranic energy level of the physical body. Air prana is absorbed, digested and distributed through the Spleen chakra. This chakra thus controls the quality of blood and the immune system of the body.
The Spleen Chakra is closely related to the Navel chakra and energizing the Navel chakra usually energizes the Spleen chakra considerably. Health conditions of the Spleen Chakra involve conditions of the physical spleen like lack in vitality, weak immune system, arthritis and rheumatism. Rheumatoid arthritis patients are usually found to have dirty Spleen Chakras. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also a condition often observed among individuals with malfunctioning or depleted Spleen Chakras.
Even in Taoist Yoga, the Spleen Chakra is of importance. The Front Spleen Chakra’s Taoist equivalent is fu ai (abdomen of depression) while that of the Back Spleen Chakra is wei cang (stomach’s courage). The Spleen Chakra is thus a chakra that has a strong effect on general energy levels and wellness.
Source : The Chakras and their Functions by Master Choa Kok Sui