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chakra

[chuhk-ruh] /ˈtʃʌk rə/
noun, Yoga.
1.

cakra

[chuhk-ruh] /ˈtʃʌk rə/
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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chakra

/ˈtʃækrə; ˈtʃʌkrə/
noun
1.
(in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body
Word Origin
C19: from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle
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n.

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

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