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chakra

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noun chak·ra \ˈchä-krə, ˈshä-, ˈchə-\

Definition of chakra

  1. :  any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy



Origin and Etymology of chakra

Sanskrit cakra, literally, wheel — more at wheel


First Known Use: 1888


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