The word Chakra comes from a Sanskrit word that means “wheel” or “circle.” Chakras are energy centers in our body that look like spinning wheels. When our chakras are properly balanced, we feel healthy and happy. Picture seven spinning wheels in the colors of the rainbow starting at your spine and moving along your back to the top of your head. Our chakras are like body guards. They allow certain energy in and keep negative energy out. If we allow holes in our aura – from lack of sleep, too much anger, drinking too much or other excessive behavior – then we disempower these body guards. But if we have a strong aura, our chakras can help keep us healthy, happy and tuned in to our intuition.