In Sanskrit, ‘chakra’ means ‘wheel of life,’ there are seven chakras, which are aligned in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the top of the head, i.e. seven energy centers.
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Chakras and its energy
Chakras are an energy center that resides in the astral body and transmute energy between the three bodies (physical, astral and mental) that all together is a human being. Charka transmutes energy between these bodies, by raising or dropping the frequency of the energy as required.
Seven chakras and health
Seven chakras reside along the spine from the base to the crown of the head, and the health of the energy center (Chakra) is reflecting in the health of the organs and systems in that particular region. Additionally, chakras are not only responsible for physical, but also to emotional and mental well being.
Chakras are a concept common to several disciplines of alternative medicines. There are Seven Chakras, they are:
- First Chakra, also called by Base, Root and Muladhara chakra
- Second Chakra, also called by Sacral, Sex and Svadisthana chakra
- Third Chakra also called by Solar Plexus, Novel and Manipura chakra
- Fourth Chakra also called by Heart and Anahata chakra
- Fifth Chakra also called by Throat and Vishuddha chakra
- Sixth Chakra also called by Brow, Ajna and Third eye chakra
- Seventh Chakra also called by Crown and Sahasrara chakra
Chakras and alternative medicine
The Chinese mapped out energy pathways (meridians) throughout the body around 3,000 years ago. They have been using them as a health reference ever since. Similarly, the ancient Indians defined the energy centers (chakras) of the body. Their healthcare approaches worked to harmonize the energy systems of the body. This is doing by stimulating points located along the meridians or in the chakras. Acupressure uses this ancient knowledge, combined with contemporary psycho-spiritual understanding, to promote health and self-responsibility for wellness.