chakra

[chuhk-ruh]

cakra

or chak·ra

[chuhk-ruh]
noun Yoga.
  1. 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

< Sanskrit: literally, wheel
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Contemporary Examples of chakra

  • Overcoming Fear The third chakra, at the solar plexus, manipura, is about overcoming fear and attaining a sense of belonging.

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    The Tantric Sex in Avatar

    Asra Q. Nomani

    March 4, 2010

  • In Tantra, the seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the sahasrara chakra, located at the top of the head.

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    Asra Q. Nomani

    March 4, 2010

Historical Examples of chakra


British Dictionary definitions for chakra

chakra

noun
  1. (in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body

Word Origin for chakra

C19: from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle
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Word Origin and History for chakra
n.

1888 in yoga sense, from Sanskrit cakra "circle, wheel," from PIE root *kwel- "wheel" (see cycle (n.)).

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