Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to chakra: chakra healing


Ayurvedic medicine
Any of the body’s 7 or 8 energy centres, which act as “relay stations” for the flow of Life Forces and create a luminous energy field known as an aura that reflects the body’s energy; illness is viewed as the result of block or restriction in the flow of the body’s energy, which requires chakra balancing.

Root—1st chakra; base chakra
Governs survival instinct.

Base of spine; associated with colour red.
Sexual—2nd chakra; sacral chakra
Governs sexual instinct and emotions.

Behind navel; associated with sex organs and spleen and the colour orange.
Solar plexus—3rd chakra
Governs personal drives and sense of self-worth.

Below heart; associated with adrenal glands and the colour yellow.
Heart centre—4th chakra
Governs love and harmony.

Heart; associated with the circulation and the colour green.

Throat centre—5th chakra
Governs intelligence, creative expression, communication through sound, and truth.

Neck; associated with the thyroid gland and the colour blue.
Third eye—6th chakra
Governs mind, self, perceptions and intuition.

Deep in brain behind eyes; associated with pituitary gland and the colour indigo/deep blue or violet.
Crown—7th chakra
Governs relationship with the Force or Universal Self.

Top of  head; associated with the pineal gland and the colour purple/magenta.
Thymus centre—8th chakra; the “high heart”
Governs generosity and compassion.

Above heart; associated with the thymus and the colour tourquoise.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


An ancient Indian tradition of understanding human energy in a system of seven major vortices that activate and energize surrounding areas. Chakras are said to be accessed through the practice of polarity therapy, Reiki, and yoga.
See also: polarity therapy, Reiki
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


, cakra (chăk′ră) [Sanskrit, cakra, wheel, turning]
In Ayurveda, Kundalini yoga and Tantric yoga, any of the seven energy centers running parallel to the spine that influence the conscious state of the body and therefore its health and well-being. Chakras are believed to interact directly with the endocrine and nervous systems to influence physical and emotional states.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
While on holiday in Amsterdam with her friends and family members, Chopra took to Instagram to show off a feathered minidress by Chakra, straight from his spring 2018 haute couture collection.
To have Radha host a Heart Chakra Healing workshop in your are, contact PR:
While dealing with the theme "Mental Overexertion" in the heart chakra, the patient reports in October 2011 that she has more energy to devote to living together with others.
"Our core business revolves around acquiring rights for this region and distributing them across the MENA," explains Chakra.
Chakra's creative designs swiftly made th eir mark, eliciting a positive reception.
Though Awakening the Chakras contains detailed information regarding each chakra's symbolism and power, its approach is appealingly flexible.
To recap, remember that back-strengthening poses work simultaneously on opening the heart chakra known as Anahtata (which literally means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten").
The gallantry awards approved by the President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, include one Ashok Chakra, 14 Shaurya Chakras, 63 Sena Medals ( Gallantry), two Nao Sena Medals and two Vayu Sena Medals.
For this new collection, Chakra's new muse ignites passion and romance through melancholia.
Interestingly, the above mentioned measures required to bring humanity back on the path of the "bright side" of leadership, very much correspond to ancient India's yogic chakra system states of consciousness.
Written by an experienced Julliard graduate with both vocal teaching and yoga background, "Heart-Based Singing" incorporates chakra theory and yoga posture practices into vocal exercise and training techniques.
Synopsis: A chakra (Sanskrit cakra, "wheel") is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body.