Chakras are energetic centers in the human body. We cannot see them with our naked eye (although some people have this ability) they exist as a field of energy within our subtle, light body. The chakras make up the light energy that animates our physical body.
The word “Chakra” is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel" so named by Indian Masters who throughout time report being able to see and hear colored orbs of spinning energy in various locations within their body during meditation.
The rainbow colored “Orbs” shown in the illustration indicates the general location, color and frequency of each chakra. Each chakra is responsible for a specific aspect of our life. Parmahansa Yogananda called the chakras “energetic centers of consciousness” implying that each center had a “mind” of its own. It might be helpful to imagine your body is being controlled by seven computer systems. Each computer or “drive” is responsible for a specific aspect of your life. Each center works together with the others, as one system, in perfect harmony.
There are seven major chakras in the chakra system, however counting the upper and lower heart chakras, there are actually nine major chakra centers. (More on that later)
Although part of our subtle body, we experience our chakras every day. We are mostly unaware of this interaction, but with a little training, you will be able to tune-in to each of your chakras through a variety of experiences.
Below is a list of the chakras including the associated drive, location and way we experience love through the chakra. As you read about each chakra, bring your attention to that area and see how the description resonates with your inner gauges.