After teaching yoga for 18 years and chakra yoga for much of that time, there is still one question that people ask me that gets me a little stymied:
What's a chakra?
You'd think I'd have a stock response by now, but I really don't. I might be so entrenched in the depth of that question that the simplicity evades me. I know the beauty and the complexity of the chakra system. But complexity is not useful to anyone who hasn't experienced this work or studied it in their own life.
Simply put, chakra (pronounced chaa - kruh) is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or disc. These wheels or discs are vortexes of energy in your body. In the modern context, there are seven of them.
How's that for a clear and concise answer?
If you're like me, it leads to more questions, so if you'll allow me, I'll continue...
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