The word chakra is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, circle or cycle. Described and depicted as spinning wheels of light and used for healing to align and tune the energy centers of the body. Chakras are thought to vitalize the physical body and to be associated with interactions of a physical, emotional and mental nature.
"Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery