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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Example sentences
Strategically placed rocks in the garden represent the chakras, or energy
  points of the human body.
Peach pits, open chakras, macrobiotic diets: cancer patients get more
  unsolicited advice than they could possibly follow.
The chakras are connected by placing the hands above the body over each chakra,
  starting at the feet and progressing to the head.
There are seven major chakras, the fourth of which is the heart.
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