I have heard and read a lot about chakras, but everything seems to start from the acceptance that chakras actually exist. I have asked people who go for chakra healing, and they describe to me how each of the chakras affect different parts of the body or health conditions. What I actually want to know though, is whether chakras are a real physical part of the human body, or if they are simply a religius philosophy with no basis in fact.
Probably the latter, but I'm so sure about the religious aspect.
"The chakras are said to be "force centers" or whorls of energy permeating, from a point on the physical body, the layers of the subtle bodies in an ever-increasing fan-shaped formation. Rotating vortices of subtle matter, they are considered the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies."