These theories differ between the Indian religions, with esoteric Buddhist literature mentioning four Chakras, the chakras and their functions pdf esoteric Hindu texts stating seven. In the Kundalini version of yoga, breath exercises focus, in part, on mastering and channeling energy through Chakras.
Vedic fire altar: “square, circle, triangle, half moon and dumpling”. Vedic literature in many contexts. Chakra is a part of the esoteric medieval era theories about physiology and psychic centers that emerged across Indian traditions. This subtle body is energy, while the physical body is mass. The psyche or mind plane corresponds to and interacts with the body plane, and the theory posits that the body and the mind mutually affect each other. The theory grew into extensive elaboration, with some suggesting 88,000 cakras throughout the subtle body. The chakra it considered most important varied between various traditions, but they typically ranged between four and seven.
The seven Chakras are arranged along the spinal cord, from bottom to top: 1. The important chakras are stated in Buddhist and Hindu texts to be arranged in a column along the spinal cord, from its base to the top of the head, connected by vertical channels. The tantric traditions sought to master them, awaken and energize them through various breathing exercises or with assistance of a teacher. The chakra theories of Buddhism and Hinduism differs from the historic Chinese system of meridians in acupuncture. The tantric systems envision it as a continually present, highly relevant and a means to psychic and emotional energy.