"Chakra" is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel", or "wheel of light", pronounced "sha-kra". (Some people say "Shock - Rah")A simple definition is "any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body".
I will say, once I learned about the energy centers called Chakras, and how our thoughts, emotions and energies can impact our physical health, how our emotional issues can be displayed via blocked or excessive energies from different chakras, it made a lot of sense to me. Learning about these influences, and learning how to BALANCE the energies of all 7 main chakras became an important daily healing tool for me. Becoming involved in energy healing raised my understanding and consciousness of these energy vortexes both for myself and others... I thenlearned that Rieki Masters and other healers also work with the Chakras of the body.'The chakra system has been known and recognized by many cultures since ancient times as our energetic links to the physical, emotional, etheric and spiritual bodies. It's important for anyone interested in energy healing, manifesting or psychic development to familiarize themselves with the chakra system and to learn meditation techniques to clear, open, balance, protect and regulate their system regularly, but everyone can benefit from it.'There are hundreds of energy points mapped out in the human body, you begin by exploring the seven major chakras and then the subtle energy bodies and body Meridians, and the flow of chi both through the body and around the body in the 'aura'.