The early Mayan religion was really a "spiritual science," connecting diverse areas of study including math, geometry, astronomy, medicine, philosophy, and cosmology. More often than not, it's energetic principals and systems mirrored the ancient Hindu; in fact, they might even predate it. At thier peak, the Maya professed an energetic anatomy to the Hindu energy system. An early Vedic writer, Valmiki, author of two of the most sacred Hindu books (the Ramayana and the Mahabharata) stated that Naga Maya brought thier culture to India. In his book "Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion, Mayan author Hunbatz Men adds that the Naga Maya delivered thier culture to other parts of Asia and Africa as well, where they were called Mayax, according to an Egyptian priest-historian. Similar to people of early Jewish and Christian faiths, the Maya identified with a living tree. The Jewish Kabbalah is based on the "Tree of Life," which emanates energy bodies that encourage the attainment of higher consciousness.
Mayan initiates were taught when young how to manage thier physical and mental energy. They referred to their spirit as K'inan, or " of solar origin" they could achieve Kukulcan status upon learning how to transform sacred energy in body and mind, which they did by developing the seven powers housed in the body. Seven was a powerful number to the early Maya, reminiscent of thier self- proclaimed, galactic origins. As did the Cherokee many Maya believed that they came from the stars and settled on Earth. The seven powers or "forces" were sometimes called the "chacla" a similar word to the Hindu chakra. To the early Maya, the seven chakras related to the milky way and it's movement. One ascends as a light moves through one's seven centers. Chacla also "means this my red" which references the color of the primary or root chakra. Like the Hindu the Maya placed the primary center in the coccygeal area. The Hindu describe the Chakras with flowers (lotuses), and the Maya use the word lol, which means "flower".