The word chakra comes from the language of Sanskrit and means "wheel" or "circle" or sometimes "wheel of life". Sanskrit is an ancient India language and one of the oldest living languages. The correct pronunciation is chok-ra as in church or chart. In today's Western language you may hear it pronounced shok-ra as in should or shoes.
The seven chakras are root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow and crown. They are located along the spine and each corresponds to: a specific color, sound, planet, element and astrological sign. In addition, each chakra correlates with specific organs and glands of the body. Crown-Pituitary, Brow-Pineal, Throat-Thyroid, Heart-Thymus, Solar Plexus-Digestive System, Stomach, Liver, Sacral-Kidneys, Lymphatic System, Adrenal Glands, Reproductive System, Root-Legs, Hooves, Muscular System.
The chakras assist the body in maintaining a alanced mental, emotional, physical and spiritual state of being. They can be highly influenced by several factors such as; diet, exercise, age, guardianship and herd experiences (horse and human).
When the spin or vibration of a chakra is not in balance, prana, chi or life force energy is unable to flow in a healthy manner that is optimal for the animal. One may notice behaviours or ailments that may have arisen from this imbalance. The imbalance could be acute or chronic.
When in a balanced state, each of the seven main chakras spin in a clockwise direction from the base of the spine to the top of the head. The spin or vibration of each chakra spins faster as they move along the ascending column. The function of each chakra is to spin and draw in energy from pathways know as nadis or sometimes referred to as meridians. When imbalanced or blocked, a chakra can be measured by use of a pendulum, by experienced energy hands (clairsentience) or may be identified by claircognizance (knowing).