chakra

[chuhk-ruh]
noun Yoga.
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chakra (ˈtʃækrə, ˈtʃʌkrə)
 
n
(in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body
 
[C19: from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle]

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chakra
1888 in yoga sense, from Skt. cakra "circle, wheel," from PIE base *kwel- "wheel" (see cycle).
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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.
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