In healing, the chakras of the patient are often of central importance to the healer as he or she works. Because the chakras are so important, and because in this Chios level you will begin to channel energy into them and sense the energy field above them, it is beneficial to gain some understanding of them.
There are seven major chakras in the human body, and also numerous less-important minor ones. The chakras are energy centers, points of energy flow, and act as energy junctions in the body. They are energy processing centers, and the chakra system (comprised of the seven major chakras) is our energetic connection to the realm of pure consciousness and our spiritual essence. The energetic operations in them are what make every aspect of our bodily, emotional, mental and spiritual life possible. Each of the seven major chakras, or primary energy centers, has its own character and corresponds to a unique aspect of our being. They are patterns of energy, and are shaped something like funnels or whirlpools of energy. Their vortices lie inside the body, along the spinal cord (which corresponds to a central energy channel) and up into the head (see diagram).