Chakra, a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel,” refers to the various energy vortices on our etheric body. Chakras are vortices through which energy flows both in and out the body. When developed, they rotate like a turning wheel. They are responsible for the person’s physical, mental, and spiritual functions.
According to the traditional writings there are 88,000 chakras in the human body covering basically every area in the body. The majority of them are small and insignificant. 40 of them have significant function and they are in the hands, feet, fingertips, and shoulders. The most significant ones are the Seven Main Chakras located along the central line of the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. They are located in the ethereal body and they express the embodiment of spiritual energy on the physical plane.
How Chakra's affect us?
The chakras are constantly rotating and vibrating. The activities in them influence our Body shape, Glandular processes, chronic physical ailments, Thoughts, and Behaviour.
When one or more of the chakras are blocked the energy does not flow harmoniously through them. If they are wide open, they will result in imbalance that is manifested in all areas of life.
Each chakra is expressed on the physical body in one of the endocrine glands that regulate physical and emotional processes in the body. The imbalance in the chakra will also be expressed in the endocrine gland linked to it.
Most of us react to unpleasant experiences by blocking our feeling and stopping a great deal of our natural energy flow. This affects the maturation and development of the chakras. Whenever a person blocks whatever experience he is having, he in turn blocks his chakras, which eventually become disfigured. When the chakras are functioning normally, each will be open, spinning clockwise to metabolize the particular energies needed from the universal energy field. Once the chakra has been properly balanced then our body will gradually return to normal.
Chakra balancing helps you heal at various levels and heals the physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances caused by their deficient functioning.