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[chuhk-ruh] /ˈtʃʌk rə/
noun, Yoga.
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Examples for chakra
  • Instead, it is more appropriately called our heart center or heart chakra.
  • The chakras are connected by placing the hands above the body over each chakra, starting at the feet and progressing to the head.
British Dictionary definitions for chakra


/ˈtʃækrə; ˈtʃʌkrə/
(in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle
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Word Origin and History for chakra
1888 in yoga sense, from Skt. cakra "circle, wheel," from PIE base *kwel- "wheel" (see cycle).
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