Nutri-Energetic Systems

I had a very interesting experience the other day that involved a “NES”. No, not a “ness” like in “Loch Ness Monster”, but a sophisticated software system that reads and interprets your energy field when you place your hand on a little device that resembles that of a computer mouse. Nutri-Energetic Systems (NES) are being used by alternative or complimentary health care practitioners as a diagnostic tool as well as a treatment protocol. By reading your energy field, it can tell you about physical, emotional and nutritional weak points within your body. It confirmed the presence of the heavy metals in my body that previous testing pointed out, with one difference. There was no mercury present. This to me confirmed the efficacy of the natural chelating agent I have been using, and on my return a week later the scan showed that the lead has also been eliminated. What a wonderful tool to measure ones progress to health. And best of all: no chemicals had to be pumped into my body!

But how does this amazing system work? We have all heard of Einstein’s equation of E=mc2. ‘E’ is energy, ‘m’ matter and ‘c’ the speed of light. It basically tells us that all matter is energy, just in dense form. Quantum Physicists have since then discovered that each material structure in the universe, including you and me, have a unique energy signature that we radiates. The clever people who designed and developed the NES system is simply making practical use of this knowledge.

Energy has been interpreted and used for thousands of years in the East. In Chinese medicine the many meridians (energy channels) in the body are targeted to treat different diseases and illnesses. Yin Yoga, which maintains gentle, persistent pressure for a long period of time, makes use of these meridians.

Yoga also interprets and makes use of energy in a variety of ways. Conscious energy, for instance, exists in five sheaths (koshas) that operates through the physical body. The Pranamaya Kosha, that lies just beneath the outermost sheath, is the energy body. But energy does not just exist, it flows. Prana (energy/vital life force) flows through the Nadis or energy lines and is active in the Chakras or energy centres. Nadi in Sanskrit means “little river” and there are many of these little rivers flowing in our bodies. Ancients texts claim that there is anything from seventy-two thousand to three-hundered-and-fifty thousand nadis in our bodies. 

The three most prominent nadis, though, are the sushumna, ida and pingala nadis. The sushumna nadi begins in the muladhara (base) chakra and travels through the centre of the spine to the crown of the head where it exits the body through the sahasrara (crown) chakra. The ida nadi also originates in the muladhara chakra, but exits the body through the left nostril and is associated with the feminine (yin), right brain and lunar energy, as well as the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the ‘rest and digest’ state of the body. The pingala nadi, again starting in the muladhara chakra, on the other hand, exits the body through the right nostril and is associated with the masculine (yang), left brain and sun energy, as well as the sympathetic nervous system, which kicks in when the body perceives a threat and activates the ‘fight or flight’ response. All three nadis cross and meet at the different chakras as they spiral up the spine.

The interesting thing about the flow of energy through the ida and pingala nadis, is that we exhale only through one nostril at any point in time. This is said to switch every ninety minutes or so when we are healthy, but can take much longer to switch when we are ill. When our exhalation takes place through the right nostril it means that we are in an energised or yang state, while we are in a yin or passive state when we exhale through the left nostril. There are several forms of pranayama that can help to balance these energies, but I will look at the practice of pranayama at a later stage.

Vital life force or prana is very important to the yogi. It is the control of our energies or prana that allows us to improve or maintain our health.


1 Comment

  1. June 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    After you have finished enough blogs to publish a book, I´ll be the first to buy! Very informative and amazingly interesting…can´t wait for the next entry.

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