Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra
“Chakra (also chakro) are points in the human body, i.e. major plexuses of arteries, veins and nerves, that are centres of life force (prana), or vital energy in Hindu metaphysical tradition and other belief systems. Texts and teachings present different numbers of chakras.
Their name derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning”, but in yogic context a better translation of the word is ‘vortex or whirlpool’.[note 1]
The concept of chakra features in tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.”
What makes our Chakras so important to us is that they are energy points to our body and energy field. Disruptions to certain parts of your body or to these energy votexes throw off the balance of our body and cause various ailments. The goal for any person is to have all of their chakras open, flowing correctly, and equally balanced. Various eastern modalities work on the principle that Chakras our vital energy centers for our body and that we or others can help balance them out. Reiki (Light Energy) and Tantra (particular style of Meditation) are two techniques that can be used to balance and relign one’s chakra points. Some healers call this ‘chakra attunement’. I highly suggest that in one’s healing they include both Western and Eastern ways to balance one’s mind, body, and soul. For more information on Chakra see the link above.
For further information on Tantra see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantra
For further information on Reiki see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki
I will be discussing those in further detail soon 🙂
Love, Light, and Healing to all..