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Any of the points in the human body described in yogic philosophy as centers of vital energy, especially one of seven such centers that are aligned with the spinal column.

[Sanskrit cakram, wheel, circle; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈtʃækrə; ˈtʃʌkrə)
(Hinduism) (in yoga) any of the seven major energy centres in the body
[C19: from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle]
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(ˈtʃʌk rə, ˈtʃɑ krə)

n., pl. -ras.
(in yoga) any of the points located along the body, usu. seven in number, considered as energy centers.
[1880–85; < Skt cakra literally, wheel]
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[ˈtʃækrə] Nchakra m
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This ilmu jauhar, the science of the jewel, included the concept of cakra, here termed maqam, with the presiding goddesses replaced by the Prophet's wives, in what appears to be an Islamized version of yogic or tantric practices (Braginsky 2004b:154).
In Sanskrit, 'cakra' (F) means 'Wheel of Law' or simply wheel, and 'negara' means city (state).
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Synopsis: A chakra (Sanskrit cakra, "wheel") is thought to be an energy point or node in the subtle body.
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A great man must have a perfect male human body, which is endowed with the thirty-two physical characteristics of a great man (mahapurusa-lakscuia), which include: radiant golden skin; a fist-sized lump on top of his head (usnisa); flat feet marked by a wheel pattern (cakra) on the soles; a bright silver coil of hair between his eyebrows (urna); arms that can reach down to his knees without his bending over; a jaw like a lion's; legs like an antelope's; and eyelashes like a cow's.
The white bodhicitta which came from the father branches out from the heart to the crown cakra while the red bodhicitta branches out to the navel cakra.