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What are Chakras ?

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Introduction To Chakras.


Welcome to my first blog on my new website!


I have found over time, that when clients (especially new ones) come for a Reiki session, they often ask about chakras. What are chakras? How many are there? Where are they in the body? Why do chakras become blocked?


With this in mind, I thought I would write a series of blog posts detailing information on each of the main 7 chakras.


The human body is made up of energy, as is the entire universe and every living thing, whether it be human, animal or plant etc. Our bodies absorb energy from the sun and we are able to pick up on all sorts of energy from around us. We each have an energy field around us which is called an aura and this energy, can alter how you feel and warn you of impending danger.


When you meet someone new, you pick up on the energy in their aura. You may decide instantly that you connect with them, knowing that you will be life-long friends, but have no obvious reason for feeling this way. At the other extreme, you may instinctively feel guarded and the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. It is also your own energy field that reacts to places you visit, if they have a creepy atmosphere, you just know you need to leave immediately.


Another example, is the first time we visited the house that would eventually become our home in Long Melford, Suffolk. We walked into the house and knew instinctively that it was the one. The energy in the house resonated with both our own energy fields, even though it didn’t tick any of the boxes on our wish list. It is nothing like I imagined our first home together would be, but it turned out to be perfect for us! The energy in the house is beautiful and there is not a day go by that we don’t thank the universe for guiding us here.

We also have the ability to communicate energetically over long distances. I have lost count of the number of times I have thought of a family member or friend and instantly the phone rings or a text message arrives from them.




Our chakras are responsible for linking our bodies with the energy that surrounds us. The chakras play an important role in the balance and health of our bodies. Chakra is an old Sanskrit word that means ‘wheel’. The life force that moves inside you is spinning and rotating which is where the name came from. As chakras spin they draw energy in and out of the body, connecting our body, auric field and outside world. When they are spinning properly, energy flows beautifully.


We have hundreds of chakras throughout our bodies but there are 7 main energy centres, starting at your tailbone and moving to the top of your head. Over the next few weeks we will discover more about each chakra so that we can understand them better.


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