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Chakra

A chakra is an energy centre in the human body as taught in Indian yoga and some related cultures. Chakras are also believed in by some New Age adherents. Chakra means 'wheel' in sanskrit.

A chakra is a locus of life energy. There are seven chakras in the body - each is an interface for the flow of life energy. A chakra vitalises a physical body and is associated with interactions of a physical, mental nature. Current technology is not capable of measuring life energy or chakras.

The seven main chakras are described as being present in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra is associated with a certain color, multiple specific functions, an aspect of consciousness, a classical element and other correspondences.

chakracolorprimary
functions
associated
element
Root chakraredinstinct,
sexual energy
earth
Navel chakra (Hara)orangeemotionwater
Solar plexus chakrayellowintellectfire
Heart/lung chakraemerald green
or pink
devotion,
love,
compassion
air
Throat chakracyanspeech,
self-expression
ether
Third eye indigointuition,
ESP
time
Crown chakra
(just above the head)
white;
assumes the color of
dominant chakra
connection
to god
space

The author Peter Kjaerulff in his book The Ringbearers Diary describes the chakras in great detail, including why they look as they do and what their exact function is.

See also: Qi - Aura - Kirlian photography



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