The chakras are a major system of our body’s energy structure.  The word chakra is Sanskrit in origin, meaning wheel or vortex.  The chakras are the body’s energy centers, located along the spine from the tailbone to the crown of the head. 

The chakras are the energy body’s information transmission system.  They are the organizing centers for reception, absorption, and transmission of life energies.  The chakras receive information in the form of subtle energies of the Universal Life Force from our environment – physical, emotional and spiritual.  They absorb and assimilate the energies, and then transform the energies into information that is useful for the individual.  They are core centers for the coordination network of our interconnected mind/body system. 

The chakras are radiant clusters of energy, each vibrating at a different frequency.  There are seven primary chakras located along the spine, with each impacting and influencing each other as well as the physical body and organs.  For example, the heart chakra is located at the center of the chest, near the lungs.  When one experiences a time of grief or great sorrow the lungs can be affected from a simple chest cold to pneumonia. 

When the chakras receive too much negative energy from our beliefs, thoughts and emotions they can become sluggish or unbalanced.  The chakras must remain vibrant and clear for optimum health and well-being.  Reiki can help the chakras remain strong and resilient, resulting in better physical, emotional and spiritual health.