The word chakra is derived from a Sanskrit word that means wheel. It refers to the seven energy centres in our body of which our consciousness and energy system is composed.

Chakras are not considered to be physical; they are seen as the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura.

Their function is to regulate the flow of energy through our energy system, helping to revitalise the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness in order that the mind and physical body can work together.