"Chakra" is a Sanskrit word literally meaning "wheel", or "wheel
of light", pronounced "cha-kra" or "sha-kra".
A simple definition is "any of several points of physical or
spiritual energy in the human body". I will admit that up until
four years ago I didn't know a Chakra from a Chicklet. Becoming involved
in energy healing raised my understanding and consciousness of these
energy vortexes of the human body... well, I'm sure animals have these
energy centers too, as I was once required to Reiki a sick llama...
locating a llama chakra was a real treat, but for now we will be exploring
the human chakra system, though I would welcome any articles exploring
animal chakras and healing in the future.
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.
hundreds of energy points mapped out in the human body, we will begin
by exploring the seven major chakras and the subtle energy bodies,
with a wonderful article on the basics,
"Subtle Bodies and Chakras" from my friend Patrisha
Richardson's book, "Transforming
Darkness Into Light".
I'd also recommend you pick up a copy of this healing, inspiring
book from this spunky, delightful "survivor". Enjoy!
Love & healing light,