in certain forms of yoga, traditional Asian medicine, etc., any of a number of points in the human body, usually seven, that are considered centers of physical or spiritual energy: see chi
Origin of chakraSanskrit cakra, wheel: see chukker
Any of the points in the human body described in yogic philosophy as centers of vital energy, especially one of seven such centers that are aligned with the spinal column.
Origin of chakraSanskrit cakram wheel, circle ; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Sanskrit चक्र (cakra)