Chakra – yoga term explained

Welcome to our weekly series dedicated to helping you navigate the confusing lingo of yoga. Beginner or not, this ‘yoga dictionary’ will be here every Tuesday to quench your curiosity about a new, bizarre yogi word.

This week’s term:


Referred to as the body’s energy centres, you’ll probably come across this term the most in Kundalini yoga. You have seven chakras (energy centres) located between the top of your head and the base of your spine. Traditionally, it is believed that keeping these energy centres balanced will affect your overall wellbeing positively.

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What yoga lingo confuses you? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll feature it in this series! For a full list, head to our yoga dictionary for more.