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The Chakras - Energy Centers of the Human Body

Chakras are rotating vortices of subtle matter, which achakra_man1re considered the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies. The Chakras are said to be “force centers” or whorls of energy permeating, from a point on the physical body connecting through the various subtle bodies. Humans possess seven major chakras or energy centers (also understood as wheels of light).

Chakras are energy centers along the spine located at major branchings of the human nervous system, beginning at the base of the spinal column and moving upward to the top of the skull. Chakras are considered to be a point or nexus of biophysical energy or prana of the human body.

The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in this energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance. The chakras interact with the body’s ductless endocrine glands and lymphatic system by feeding in good bio-energies and disposing of unwanted bio-energies.

A chakra is believed to be a center of activity that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy. The word chakra literally translates as wheel or disk and refers to a spinning sphere of bioenergetic activity emanating from the major nerve ganglia branching forward from the spinal column. Generally, six of these wheels are described, stacked in a column of energy that spans from the base of the spine to the middle of the forehead. And the seventh which is beyond the physical region. It is the six major chakras that correlate with basic states of consciousness… (“Wheels of Light” 1996, p. 5 by Anodea Judith)

The artistic video below based on the work of Anodea Judith gives a beautiful overview of the individual chakras and their functions and the elements associated with it.



Bhavya offers healing sessions that concentrate on the chakras and the energetic bodies. While all of her sessions include work on the most impacted chakras and imbalances in the energy system, it is sometimes useful to focus a session on the chakra system and energetic structure of the body.

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