What is a chakra?

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Today we begin with the first of a seven-part series dedicated to the understanding of the chakras. Whirling energy centers that control and energize our body and internal organs. 

The chakras are energy vortices, which have physical, psychological, and spiritual functions. They absorb and process life force from the sun, air, water, and earth. Feeding our physical body and internal organs with restorative energy. Once the life force is consumed the chakras expel the byproduct. 

They resemble a flower with many petals. Rotating clockwise and counter-clockwise simultaneously. The speed in which they rotate depends on the health of the chakra.

In the field of oriental medicine like acupuncture. It is believed that most of the ailments we suffer from stem from imbalances in the chakras and energy body. Keeping our energy centers clean and energized through meditation, prayer, exercise and healthy eating habits will promote a healthier and happier state of being. 

The study and application of life force falls under complementary medicine, meaning it is not meant to replace any treatment your medical doctor prescribes rather compliment it. 

Have a question regarding this article or maybe you’d like to suggest a topic? Write to me at: m_arrieta@yahoo.com. Next article we will talk about the crown chakra. 

Marcela A. Arrieta is an alternative modality practitioner with over five years of experience in this field. She is also a successful entrepreneur who resides in Downey.