The Seven Chakras in Human Body
Teaching of Chakras and Aura became part of Reiki training after Mrs. Takata passed away in 1980. I teach this topic in Reiki First Degree course (Level 1) in detail. However, it is important to know that in a Reiki treatment session, whether the Reiki practitioner pays special attention to chakras or not, Reiki energy automatically flows to where it is required and brings about the balance naturally.
The information given below has been taken from various books and is based on generally prevailing concepts.
What are Chakras?The human being consists of mainly two bodies, namely the physical body and the spiritual body. The spiritual body is composed of vibrations of light, which are structured in a way so that they create a large number of different energy centers. These energy centers are referred to as chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word, which means a wheel. There are countless chakras in the human body. In fact every cell of the body is an energy center but out of all, seven are considered as main energy centers or chakras. All these seven chakras are located in a straight line along the spine, beginning at the base of the spine and finishing over the top of the head. They keep rotating and generating energy, which looks after physical, intellectual and emotional functions of our body, mind and spirit. This energy is perceived as light by the spiritual eye.
Chakras are not physical in nature while the body cells are. Therefore, chakras cannot be seen like other parts of the body through physical eye or X-ray machine etc. The system of chakras was perceived (or discovered) by the Indian Yogis thousands of years back when the science was in its very initial stages but the wheel had been invented. Since a wheel rotated and the chakras also rotate, they were referred to as wheels.