- any of the points of spiritual power located along the body, usually given as six in number. The points are personified by gods and can be released through the proper exercises.
Origin of cakra
Examples from the Web for chakra
Contemporary Examples of chakra
Overcoming Fear The third chakra, at the solar plexus, manipura, is about overcoming fear and attaining a sense of belonging.
In Tantra, the seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the sahasrara chakra, located at the top of the head.
Historical Examples of chakra
Some regard the chakra mudra as sufficient on occasions of emergency.
She is then branded with the emblems of the chank and chakra.
The Shank is considered to be unfortunate and the Chakra fortunate.
He stayed not long to speculate upon the motives either of Chakra or Jessuron.
Cynthia did not know for certain that Chakra had followed the Custos.
- (in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body
Word Origin for chakra
1888 in yoga sense, from Sanskrit cakra "circle, wheel," from PIE root *kwel- "wheel" (see cycle (n.)).