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Introduction to Chakras

You may have heard about “Chakras” mentioned in yoga class or in a Reiki session.  Or someone may given advised you about working on a specific chakra. Or if you are simply curious, let’s start with you what is a Chakra or are Chakras. 

Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay “open” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

History: Chakras have only recently become more well-known, with the growth in popularity of yoga and New Age philosophies in general. They are a complex and ancient energy system that originated in India. They were first mentioned in the Vedas, ancient sacred texts of spiritual knowledge dating from 1500 to 1000 BC.
 
There’s a lot that you can study and learn about them, however we will keep it simple and share basics and help you experience with guided meditations.  
 

Depending on school of Ayurveda and systems, you may hear of difference in numbers. There are hundreds of chakras & in some systems noted as 114 different chakras.

However mostly you will hear of  seven (7) main chakras that run along your spine. 

Each of these seven main chakras has a corresponding number, name, color, specific area of the spine from the sacrum to the crown of the head, and health focus.

 
Chakra Toning meditation what are chakras