What on Earth is Chakra?

The word Chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”.  A chakra is known as a whirling vortex of energy.  Chakras operate like a ball of energy absorbing and releasing energy.

Everything in our universe is radiating energy, from oceans and mountains to a tiny blade of grass, to each cell in our body. The concept of chakra system has existed for thousands of years and across many cultures.

Our bodies are made up of energy like an electrical network. The chakra system is a powerhouse of energy running up and down the spine like a vertical power line. The chakra system allows energy to flow through our bodies connecting the physical and spiritual bodies.

ShapeThere are 7 major chakras running from the base of the spine to the top of the head. The cells all have different jobs and emit energy in different ways depending on the location in our body. Irregular energy flow may result in physical illness and discomfort or a sense of being mentally or emotionally off balance.

Chakras can become blocked because of stress, emotional or physical problems as well. If the energy system of the body is not flowing freely symptoms can occur. Each chakra is associated with a different set of organs. The chakra energy spins in a clockwise direction as it moves the energy out of the body into the field around us. They spin in a counter clockwise direction to pull energy from our external world into our body. A Reiki practitioner can help balance the chakras creating an overall sense of well being, relaxation, rejuvenation and mental clarity.