The term, ‘chakra’ (pronounced /ˈ∫häkrə/ or originally /ˈCHäkrə/) is derived from the Sanskrit word “cakra,” generally meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘circle.’
Chakras are like spinning wheels of energy within the body.
The first references to chakras date back thousands of years to the ancient Holy Vedic texts of Hinduism. In India’s medicinal tradition, known as Ayurveda, it is thought that the mind, body and soul are connected by a life force energy (‘prana’) that flows through and around the body. Other Eastern philosophies share a similar view of health and wellbeing.