WHAT ARE CHAKRAS?
The Sanskrit word “chakra” represents the concept that spinning "wheels" of energy are responsible for a number of functions that connect your body to your energy field and the broader cosmic energy field. They are the key to physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity. Made up of various colors and located from the base of the spine to the top of the head, the chakras connect the meridian system and act as conductors for the “subtle anatomy” or what you may simply think of as an energetic point of consciousness within the body where the spirit and physical worlds meet.
There are seven major chakras. Five are aligned vertically along the spine and two reside in the head area. Each of these major chakras uniquely influences various physical and spiritual aspects of your life. When one of the chakras goes out of balance, it leads to physical, emotional or mental impact on your body. Because the chakras are dependent and related to each other, it is important to understand the various aspects of these seven chakras and practice ways of maintaining them in balance.