You have probably heard the word “chakra” mentioned online or in a yoga class. In the last few years, the holistic healing culture has experienced a boom as more people seek out alternative healthcare. Chakras may be used as a tool in “New Age” yoga practices, but they actually have a long cultural history dating back to 1500 BCE.
The word “chakra” (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” and describes a complex system of energy points on the human body. Chakras are imagined as disks of energy that need to remain open and aligned to keep your body and mind healthy. It is believed that the disks are each connected to corresponding bundles of nerves, organs, and feelings. There are 7 main chakras that run along your spine. Continue reading to find out which ones, if any, are blocked and could be negatively impacting your life.
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