The chakras are swirling disks of energy. While most practitioners of yoga recognize seven chakras, in my advanced yoga teacher training [RYT500], I learned the twelve chakra system. This free course focuses on the most well known nine chakras.
Yet, there are literally dozens of other chakras. Each level of study you undertake reveals more of what is yet to be revealed to you.
“Chakra,” in Sanskrit translates to “wheel or disc" and is a spinning vortex of energy. This describes each of the energy centers that line up along the central vertical axis of the human body and also at different outlying points. The body’s chakras have been studied by humans for millennia in different cultures around the planet.