Whether or not you acknowledge your chakras (shah-KRA), they are in your body. You may have heard the word “chakra” and written it off as some new age concept that doesn't apply to you.

Referring to areas of your body as chakras, energy plexuses, endocrine glands or nerve centers, doesn't matter. They are all very similar. What matters most is that you acknowledge them and learn how they work with or against the well-being of your body & soul. Here is why.

The word “chakra” means “wheel” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Hinduism. The grand teachings of the chakras are from the East, however in no way are the concepts “owned” by Eastern religions like Hinduism or Buddhism. You can learn about and use chakras regardless of your religion. The Hindus were simply the first to document their understanding of our vital energy centers in writing using the Sanskrit chakra terminology.

Carolyn Myss in her book Anatomy of the Spirit has done a marvelous job at overlaying the chakra system with both the Christian and Jewish mystical traditions to make brilliant correlations having been unrealized before only by semantics.

As more people learn about and study the chakras, the greater role energy medicine plays in Western thought and health care.

This chart will introduce you to the many aspects of chakra energy work.
“Every thought and experience you've ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases. Each event is recorded into your cells…in effect your biography becomes your biology.” Caroline Myss
As you can see in the image above, the chakra system is comprise of 7 energy areas associated with a color. 
They align on a vertical axis at the core of your body near the spine. 
They are not actually color coded inside your body (wouldn't that be cool!)                                                                                  
However the energetic vibrations of your organs do resonate with the vibration of its associated color.

Additionally, energetic vibrations of emotions resonate with the energy center in closest vibrational alignment. This is why shame, guilt and anger – very low vibrating emotions – can contribute to disease in the colon, reproductive organs and the liver.