There are seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheels, and is often depicted in pictures and charts as the sun with its rays, or a wheel with spokes. These chakras are like spirals of energy, each one relating to the others.
All matter is made of energy, and all energy carries its own vibration. Depending on the speed of vibration, matter will take on different forms. The slower the vibration, the denser the matter, and the denser the matter, the more visible it is. Therefore, since material objects are readily visible they must be vibrating slowly. The human body is an example of a denser object that is visible to the naked eye, however as the body’s energies vibrate, layers of energies are formed which cannot be seen. These layers are the subtle bodies that are situated around the physical bodies, and form the aura. The aura includes the physical body, the subtle bodies and the chakras. The chakras run through the outermost level of the subtle bodies all the way into the physical body.
Each chakra vibrates and rotates at different speeds. The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh chakra at the highest. Each chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color, and a range of gemstones for specific uses. The chakra colors are of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary with individual development, physical condition, energy levels, disease, or stress.