According to ancient yogic scriptures and time-tested models of medicine, the human body developed from and is controlled by electro-magnetic fields or energy centers. Although there are over 100 energy centers in the human body there are seven primary ones known as chakras.
The chakras are energy vortexes, and are linked with the bodies’ two major communication systems, the central nervous system and the endocrine system. Each chakra aligns with an endocrine gland and specific nerve plexus in the body, and like a cyclone operates as a pulsating orb that both draws energy in and pushes energy out. Each of these spinning wheels exhibits a different quality of energy assigned to the function and process of life governed by that center and its corresponding endocrine gland, ranging from basic survival to vastly expanded states of awareness.
Interestingly, although there is one primary chakra on the feet (the Bubbling Spring), all seven primary chakras are represented on the soles of the feet, matching the seven in the body.
The lower portion of the heel is the Root chakra (muladhara); the higher portion of the heel is the Sacral Plexus chakra (svadhishthana); the arch of the foot between the pelvic line and the diaphragm line is the Solar Plexus chakra (manipura); the Heart Chakra (anahata) covers the heads of the metatarsals between the diaphragm line and the shoulder line; at the base of the big toe, just distal to the shoulder line, is the Throat Chakra (vishuddha); the pads of the toes, the fifth chakra (ajña), or the Third Eye Center; and the tip of the toes, the Crown Chakra (sahasrara).
Since the chakras connect us to our higher self – our soul – our higher consciousness – the soles of the feet are often said to be directly connected to the human soul.
Our feet are the foundation of consciousness.