Question: Do the nerves of the subtle body have any correlation with the nerves of the physical body?Sri Chinmoy: No. If you cut a physical nerve, the subtle nerve will not be affected at all. But you can bring messages from the subtle nerves into the physical; you can bring energy and other wealth from the subtle into the physical. The purpose of the subtle nerves is to give energy to the subtle physical. By your concentration you can strengthen your subtle nerves.
Sri Chinmoy, Kundalini: the Mother-Power, Aum Press, 1973