Chakras are subtle energy centers in your body. The word “chakra” comes from Sanskrit and translates to “wheel” or “circle.” The chakra system originated in India, and came from a set of ancient sacred texts called the Vedas, dating as far back as 1500 BC.

While there are said to be many of them in your body, there are seven main chakras located along the spinal column, starting from the base of the spine, up to the top of your head. Each of the lower five chakras is associated with one of the Ayurvedic five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether. Each of these seven has its own particular color, light and specific number of petals or segments around its center. And each vibrates at the frequency associated with its particular color. These chakra energy centers are said to swirl and vibrate, and they are a bridge between consciousness and the gross body. The chakras are directly associated with our physical, mental and emotional health. An imbalance or block in the energy within or around a chakra can result in health issues.

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