What are the Chakras?


 What does the word Chakra means?

The word Chakra (pronounced “cha”-“kra” with a resounding “ch”) is derives from the Sanskrit word  चक्र  which means “wheel”, “circle” or “cycle”. The Chakras symbolises endless rotation of shakti (energy) and is commonly described by many cultures as a “spinning wheel of light” also described as lotus flowers each with their distincts number of petals, colors, fragrances, sounds, etc.

So Chakras, by definition, are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions with its function as a vortex of spinning energy interacting with various physiological and neurological systems in the body.

Of the 88,000 chakras within the human body, 7 are considered of principle importance and are referred to as the “major” or “main” chakras. Those 7 chakras are positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency, that is depicted through a specific chakra color, and governs specific functions.

Below is an extract from a most beautiful inspiring book called "The Song Of Your Life- Expect a Miracle" by Srila Bhagavata Bhusana Guru.

The 7 Major Chakras In The Human Body

FIRST CHAKRA  The Root Chakra – Health, Mental Firmness & Security

SECOND CHAKRA  The Sacral or Splenic Chakra – Sexuality, Clear & creative expression, Emotional Balance

THIRD CHAKRA The Solar Plexus Chakra – Personal Power & Will

FOURTH CHAKRA The Heart Chakra – Compassion & Self Sacrifice

FIFTH CHAKRA The Throat Chakra – Choice & Communication

SIXTH CHAKRA The Third Eye Chakra – Intelligence, Wisdom & Intuition

SEVENTH CHAKRA The Crown Chakra – Selflessness & Spirituality


              End of Extract from The Song Of Your Life

Chakras & The Human Body

As we explained each of the body’s major 7 chakras are associated with specific locations on the body, such as the heart and crown of the head. The Chakra system is believed to govern and influence an underlying network of glands and their nearby organs.

These 7 chakra symbols are vital to our health. Negative feelings hamper the spin of these chakras, resulting in sickness and disease. This vital energy center that resides in our bodies is not detectable by most modern medical means. Therefore modern western medicine does not support the existence of chakras, that is why a majority of North Americans have never heard of them. But the eastern nations, as well as aboriginal and tribal people all over the world, are not only aware of these chakra symbols and what they are capable of doing, but have created visual pictures of the chakra symbols..

Not all cultures visualize the chakra symbols the same. What does seem universal is that the colors appear to be mostly consistent, and the higher chakras move more quickly than the lower chakras.

Unblocking, Balancing & Realigning Chakras

Wondering what healthy chakras feel like? The foundation to a healthy system consists in opening and balancing the chakras in order to create a sustainable, harmonious flow of energy. A number of practices aim at opening the chakras. They often originate from traditional schools of thoughts associated with Eastern spirituality, as well as modern healing modalities often derived from these practices.

When the chakra system functions properly, it is characterized by several properties:

  • Balance, overall equilibrium
  • Distinction between the different quality of energies or frequencies associated with each chakra
  • Appropriate intensity or level of energy of each chakra
  • Appropriate direction (clockwise or counterclockwise)
  • Appropriate polarity (inward and outward flow, or reception and expression)

Today’s chakra healing techniques are created by people coming from a broad range of fields from energy healing and holistic medicine, to fitness and psychology.

What does Chakras and Reiki have in commun?
Reiki is a spiritual practice originating from Japan that uses hands-on energy healing to support a person’s self-healing and balance. Reiki and the chakras have something in common: They relate to energy and how it functions in the human body. Reiki healing is a whole body healing approach that relies on the transmission of energy through the hands into the person who is the recipient.

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Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

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