What do chakras essentially mean?
Popular belief takes them to be the storehouses of energy oneness in the body.
Nothing can be farther from truth than this.
The word itself comes from the language Sanskrit and means a wheel or a circle, meaning thereby that energy which was meant to pass straight through the body is held up in a rotating or a viciously swirling motion when it reaches the location where a chakra lies established.
And there are seven of them in the body!
It gets obstructed at all of them to a very high degree.
Only a limited portion of this energy oneness is able to pass through the crown of the head in order to complete its flow, just like the flow of electricity in a wired system.
They act like resistance in the path of a smooth flow of energy through the body.
They are like the whirls in the linear flow of energy, like we find at places in the rivers obstructing the free, linear flow of water in them.
What on earth are they good for, then?
They certainly are! They are good to open through a process of dissolving them in the musculo-postural system of our body.
In my next blog post, I will be defining and describing chakras in terms of the musculo-postural system that has habitually gone distorted, not in one or two persons around, but in the entire humanity on the whole.