chakra
noun Etymology: Sanskrit cakra, literally, wheel — more at wheel Date: 1888 any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy

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  • chakra —    Chakra, literally, “wheel” or “discus,” is a term used in KUNDALINI yoga to designate energy cen ters along the spine. These centers do not reside in the gross body, at the physical level, but in what is termed the “subtle body.” Though they… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • chakra — (n.) 1888 in yoga sense, from Skt. cakra circle, wheel, from PIE root *kwel wheel (see CYCLE (Cf. cycle) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chakra — / tʃakra/ s. m. inv. centro energetico …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • chakra — [chak′rə] n. in certain forms of yoga, any of the body centers, usually seven, that are considered sources of energy for psychic or spiritual power …   English World dictionary

  • Chakra — For other uses, see Chakra (disambiguation). Coloured Chakras with Descriptions …   Wikipedia

  • Chakra —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Shakra (bouddhisme). Les sept chakras dans le corps humain Chakra[1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chakra — Localización de los siete chakrás en el cuerpo humano …   Wikipedia Español

  • chakra — /chuk reuh/, n. Yoga. cakra. * * * In Hinduism and Tantra, any of 88,000 focal points in the human body where psychic forces and bodily functions can merge and interact. In Hinduism there are seven and in Tantra four major chakras, each… …   Universalium

  • Chakra — Lage der Chakren im Körper nach Arthur Avalon Darstellung mit sieben Hauptchakren aus ei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chakra — Según las creencias tradicionales del yoga, los chakras (del sánscrito ruedas o discos ) son vórtices energéticos situados en los hipotéticos cuerpos sutiles del ser humano, llamados kama rupa ( forma del deseo ) o linga sharira ( cuerpo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • chakra — UK [ˈtʃʌkrə] / US noun [countable] Word forms chakra : singular chakra plural chakras any of the seven main areas of spiritual energy in your body, according to a yoga theory …   English dictionary

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