Understanding the Chakras

 
 

Chakras are energy centers in the body that play an important role in our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Understanding this mind-body energy system is essential for becoming the most vibrant, healthy, and radiant version of yourself. The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to “wheel” or “disk.” In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body.

To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of life-giving energy – the vital force that animates us and all living things. Since everything in the mind-body energy system is moving, it’s essential that your seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there’s a blockage, the flow of energy is constricted – like water forced to run through a narrow pipe. So it is too with our bodies and the chakras. The key to unblock, move, and transform your energy – so that you can reach your highest mental, physical, and spiritual potential – is simple: awareness.