The 7 Most Important Things You Never Knew About Chakras

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There is a growing amount of people that are seeking a higher consciousness; humans are naturally extravagantly spiritual and energetic creatures. Our energy flows through our chakras, and you need to know these 7 things to fully understand them.

The Sanskrit origin of the word chakra translates to wheel or disc. However, energetically speaking, the term refers to the main ‘wheels’ of energy points throughout your body. The seven chakras are aligned with the spine, starting from the base of your spine leading all the way up to your crown chakra, which is above your head. They are imagined to be swirling wheels of energy where matter and consciousness meet. In order to obtain a higher consciousness and raise your level of awareness you must be keen at keeping your chakras balanced. Many people these days are familiar with what a chakra is, but not all of us are entirely educated about them.

I am no monk, and I have by no means mastered the art of mindfulness. However, I have done extraordinary amounts of research on the chakras because they struck a blazing interest in me when I first learned about them. Meditating and focusing on the alignment of your chakras can bring about a multitude of varying benefits.

RWC News The 7 Most Important Things You Never Knew About Chakras

There is More than One Chakra System

Many people have the mindset that there are only the seven chakras in our bodies that line up with our spine, but this is simply not true. There are thousands, if not millions, of chakra energy points all throughout the human body.

Chakras Systems are Prescriptive not Descriptive

Many people have the belief that you must learn from another to be able to master the chakra energy points, but this is also untrue. We are told to meditate and visualize our chakras, but it’s not quite that black and white. The chakra points, or our entire metaphysical self rather, are already within us.

Psychological States Associated with Chakras are Modern and Western

In modern times we do not have an accurate perception of what the chakra points are, and most people do not even fully grasp the concept of energy. Most of the information that we learn about chakras today is nothing more than online trends. We have modernized mindfulness in the modern day world, or we are trying to anyways.

The Seven Chakra System we Know of Derives From a Treatise Written in 1577

The chakra system we are all familiar with originated from a sanskrit written by someone named Pūrṇānanda Yati. He completed the text the Ṣhaṭ-chakra-nirūpaṇa or ‘Explanation of the six chakras’, actually chapter six of a larger work in the year 1577.

Chakras are a Template For NYASA

The main purpose of any chakra system was to function as a template for nyāsa, which means the installation of mantras and deity-energies at specific points of the subtle body. The most outstanding features of the chakra systems in the original sources are these two:

1. The mystical sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet are distributed across the ‘petals’ of all the chakras in the system.

2. Each chakra is associated with a specific Hindu deity.

Seed Mantras Actually Go With the Elements Being Installed in Those Chakras

The fundamental mantras associated with the first five chakras, on every website you can Google actually do not belong to those chakras, but rather to the five elements installed in them. This is important to know if you ever want to install one of those elements in a different place.

Chakras Are Not Scientifically Proven to Exist

Although there is no scientific evidence that proves the existence of chakras, they are very real, and have been talked about for thousands of years. However, science has finally taken note of the energetic channels that flow throughout our bodies, and it is now known as the Primo-Vascular System.

Sources not highlighted in this article include: The Way of Meditation, Female First, Tantrik Studies, and Joanne Brocas.

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Shelby Maydfunov
I have been reporting for RWC News for 2 years now. I am the daughter of parents legally immigrated here from Russia 41 years ago. I am 27 years old.

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