Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to
the seven energy centers in our bodies of which our consciousness,
our energy system, is composed. These chakras, or energy centers,
function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our
The chakras are not physical – they are energy organs. Chakras draw
energy from the atmosphere into the organism, where it is metabolized
and distributed through the body down to the cellular level. They
interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the
endocrine system and the nervous system.
Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the seven
endocrine glands, and also with a group of nerves called a plexus.
Thus, each chakra can be associated with particular parts of the body
and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or
that endocrine gland associated with that chakra. In addition the chakra also correlate to levels of
consciousness, developmental stages of life, colors, sounds, body functions, and more.