3 planes of existence, the
gross, the subtle, and the causal.
On the gross level is physicality; your body, the earth,
and physical objects. On the subtle plane is your mind,
emotions, and intellect – the organs of perception. On
the causal level are the 3 gunas or energies that
control everything in reality. In the causal level
these energies are in a seed state, until they cycle
down through your subtle body.
On the subtle level, which contains the mind, emotions,
and intellect, there are small blocks here and there.
This keeps the energy scattered and unfocused. This
leads to being tired, not sleeping well, pain, lack of
motivation, confusion in decision making, etc.
Energy follows the mind, (mind follows the breath) so
bring the mind up and the energy will follow. Once the
energy rises upward, it will take a ton of pressure off
the lowest chakra and it will begin to work like it used
These are subtle practices though, so don't expect
immediate results Give it some time and gently work the
practices into your life until they are just habits,
otherwise the tendencies take over from the causal level
and the practices just stop on their own (sort of like
how people go on and off diets.) The key is …be gentle
and yet persistent. You kind of have to sneak them in
on yourself when you are not looking. Think of your
subtle body (mind, emotions, intellect) as your child,
because it really is. You have to coax it, teach it,
and be gentle with it. You can’t bully it and whip it