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chakra

[chuhk-ruh] /ˈtʃʌk rə/
noun, Yoga.
1.
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Examples for chakras
  • 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.
  • Presents exercises, charts, and a chakras map to help readers identify archetypes for spiritual self-examination.
British Dictionary definitions for chakras

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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Word Origin and History for chakras

chakra

n.

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

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