In our classes over the next 7 months, we will journey together through the Chakras. The word Chakra, meaning “wheel”, describes a “subtle, high powered vortice of energy” (Saraswati, 2016 pp.27). There are 7 main Chakras, located along the spine and in the head. Those located further down the spine are grosser and operate at a lower frequency, whereas the those higher up operate at higher frequency and are associated with higher intelligence and subtle awareness. The Chakras are the junctions through which energy is accumulated and circulated to the nadis (energetic channels) throughout the rest of the body, therefore if the chakras are blocked or not functioning well, the energy cannot effectively pass through and be distributed, and we may experience physical or emotional disturbances associated with that Chakra.
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