Definition of chakra
: any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy
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The human body has more than 88,000 points of physical or spiritual energy according to yoga philosophy, each known as a chakra. In Hinduism there are seven major chakras, and in Tantra (practices outlined in later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures) there are four, each associated with a color, shape, sense organ, natural element, deity, and mantra. The most important are the heart chakra, the chakra at the base of the spine, and the chakra at the top of the head.
Origin and Etymology of chakra
Sanskrit cakra, literally, wheel — more at wheel
First Known Use: 1888
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