Chakra Energy Centers are an ancient Eastern construct and tradition now finding widening acceptance in Western culture. These Energy Centers describe an organization of interlocking energy flow in the unfolding consciousness of all human beings, no matter where they reside on the planet or the culture from which they originate.
The word Chakra derives from Sanskrit; it means both a blossoming flower and a revolving wheel. In the West, chakras, or foci of energy in the body, are considered interior stars and are associated with precious alchemical metals. These energy hubs vitalize the physical body. They are associated with interactions on all layers of functioning: mental, emotional, spiritual and physical.
According to the Hindu Chakra system, within the human body are seven main spinning energy centers aligned in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the top of the head. The unfolding energy, called Kundalini, spirals up the spine in a rotating pattern.
Each chakra is associated with a certain color and sound frequency, and has specific functions, aspects of consciousness, and other distinguishing characteristics. Each rotating hub is the loci of life energy (chi, or prana) that flows through the energy channels of the body.
These energy vortices are involved in determining an individual’s health and well-being. When all are functioning perfectly, the body and experiences of the individual also function with sound precision.
When the chakras are dysfunctional, one can suffer illness, disease, or other misalignments in their material and day-to-day reality.
In working with the Beyond Human Design Charts, the Chakras or energy centers in the body graphic determine the kinds of issues and patterns a person might show as well as the world, mental, spiritual, emotional, or physical which is impacted by the cosmic forces acting upon them in that world.
Knowing the way energy varies within the body at different times makes navigating life circumstances easier.