It's really hard to explain, but anyone who has done guided meditations involving chakras probably understands what I mean.
For instance, I can rather easily cause "energy" (or whatever) to flow through my body to the point it feels almost explosive (not in a bad way).
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I will admit to complete ignorance of chakras, Eastern mysticism, etc.
But, 2 things I've achieved remarkable control over, in mah old age, are (1) the mind-muscle connection and (2) to a large degree, the supposedly "involuntary" muscular functions (heartbeat, blood pressure, etc.)
Controlling these things really starts with what one might call "mindfulness" -- really, a super-intense focus on the particular functions at hand.
If it's the mind-muscle connection for a particluar exercise, first it's a focus on the complementary muscles that need to relax during the movement (for instance, the hamstrings and outer quadriceps during an inner quadriceps exercise). Then, a focus on the muscles that actually contract to create the movement. I've achieved remarkable gains in strength and balance this way, and I've rehabbed exercises in a small fraction of the time that it's "supposed" to take.
I've also learned to control my heart rate and blood pressure, within a pretty wide band. Mostly this is just a parlor trick -- there isn't really much in the way of practical applications, other than ensuring that I'll always pass insurance physicals with flying colors lol (since these parameters return to normal as soon as I'm not concentrating on them).
Basically, by putting my finger on my pulse (for heartbeat) and/or hooking myself up to a blood-pressure cuff (for blood pressure), and then getting myself into a meditative state and experimenting with different breathing patterns and so on, I can get my heart rate to settle (temporarily) anywhere from about 25 to 75 beats per minute, and my blood pressure to settle (temporarily) just about anywhere from about 85/55 to about 120/80.
Dunno whether this actually has anything to do with what you're asking, lol.1