Apart from the physical body, we also have an energy field that completely surrounds us that is know as the ‘aura'. We also have energy centers, know as ‘chakra', that pick up the universal energy and distribute it throughout the physical body and aura.
The word chakra is from a Sanskrit word, which literally means ‘wheel'. A chakra is a vortex, a constantly revolving wheel of energy. There are seven major charkas that run in a line through the body from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
Each chakra has consciousness and function. When the person is out of balance physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually, chakra system can be affected depending on the person's belief structures. Thus Chakra can be either over-extended or under-extended. Over-extended chakra makes the person difficult to relate to the chakra's consciousness and its function. When a chakra is under-extended, it prohibits the person to access to the chakra's purpose.