Essential Element Kinesiology

Energy Basics 101 – What is Energy?

Energy 101

Ok, let’s start with the basics - what exactly is energy? This is how I perceive it...

Energy can be defined as a force that powers everything in the universe. There are many different forms of energy ranging from mechanical to electrical and from heat to light, and what these energies share in common is the ability to cause some kind of change or simply make things work.

All living organisms have an energy or life force that guides the processes of metabolism, growth, reproduction, adaptation and interaction in order to maintain a healthy balance. If we were to describe this life force, it could be said to be a free flowing, odourless and non-cellular liquid that is non-material however has the ability to interact with material matter (such as the body’s biochemistry). It is these very interactions that are essential for life to exist.