The word “chakra” comes from Indian Sanskrit, and it means “wheel”. This is because chakras spin like a wheel, clockwise motion from the physical body out into the aura (electromagnetic field around the human body).
The chakras are energy centers through which energy enters and leaves our bodies. When we are feeling good, relaxed and happy our chakras are spinning evenly, creating a balanced aura. However if we’re feeling depressed, anxious, and stressed our chakras will be depleted and there may be energy blockages in our aura. Eventually this will affect a person’s well being.
The chakras transform the Cosmic Energy (energy from the stars, sun and planets) and Earth Energy (energy from the planet earth) into a frequency that the body can utilize. Each chakra has a role in nourishing and balancing some aspects of our life (physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually). They take in information from the environment and process it as well as give out information from the body to the world. They do this via tiny electrical impulses that are not visible to the human eye.
Many things can affect our chakras from our physical environment to our emotions and our mental dialogue. It is essential for good health to keep our chakras as balanced as possible.
There are 7 major chakras and 21 minor chakras with a great number of even smaller chakras in the human energy field. They are not independent of one another.
The chakras with the meridians (energy pathways), the aura, the physical body and the soul, form the matrix of all human life.
The 7 major chakras are the following: