A psychic center (chakra) is a whirling vortex of energy situated at the conjunction point of the body and mind.
-Swami Anandakapila Saraswati
It is commonly taught that the human body contains seven major psychic centers and/or chakras, five situated along the spine and two in the head. Chakra means "wheel" and represents motion. Chakras are also called Padmas, which means "lotus", and like any plant it is symbolic of something that grows. Pyschic centers are fully developed in us but they have not yet opened their petals and bloomed. The Gnostic Greek mystery schools, called their first degree initiates "Neophytes" which literally means "New plants" thus expounding the same idea of unbloomed chakras. The European alchemical and Rosicrucian schools used the symbol of a Rose and symbolized degree of openness in the psychic centers in a color code of red, yellow or white. Viewing the chakras as a flowering center, is most precipitous, since the six-petaled lotus is the macrocosm (Universe at large) , sacred to Vishnu, The Preserver. Within this context , kundalini becomes the "bee" that cross pollinates the Padma/Chakra insuring growth and fertilization. Each Chakra is composed of Lingam/Yoni forces (male electric and female magnetic) and when balanced the "blissful relationship" is felt throughout the body. In yoga, the Shiva/ Shakti sacred flower is the hibiscus- five petaled, representing the five senses of the human form and is analogous to the microcosm (the small universe of material form). There are as many as 108 chakras throughout the body, but they are fed by the "dragon veins" (ley lines, nexus) radiating from the Seven major, so rarely are they mentioned. You are a microcosm of the macrocosm, and that is why it has been suggested that we are Created in "God's image". For more information about Chakras, the human Aura or for an aura reading appointment. Feel free to contact Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email email@example.com . Thank you for your interest and may you live long and prosper>