Chakras are energy points along the central meridian of the body. Historical Background Chakra is an old Sanskrit term meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘circle’ and is generally used to reference specific energy centers along the body’s meridian. Generally, there are seven chakra points although some systems include one or two extra points. The earliest mention of Chakras appears to come from the Vedas that form the Hindu scriptures (Wikipedia). There is also mention of energy points from a variety of traditions, such as within acupuncture, or in the Jewish Kabala when the Sephiroth are overlaid on the body.