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Teaching Points & Theme Plan: Chakras Introduction

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce chakras, described as spinning centers of life force energy found in the subtle body.

Objective

Become familiar with the philosophy, function and symbolism of chakras.

Description

Define and describe chakras and their function. Note the symbol that traditionally depicts chakras and explain the significance of the number of petals on each symbol. Provide teaching considerations.

Questions Answered Here

  1. What is the meaning of the Sanskrit word, chakra?
  2. What are chakras?
  3. How many chakras are in the human body?
  4. What are the functions of chakras?
  5. Individual chakras may be described as having what types of issues?
  6. Chakras are traditionally depicted by what symbol?
  7. What is the significance of the number of petals on the chakra symbols?
  8. As you clarify for yourself your purpose in teaching students about the chakra model, what are some considerations?

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