Presently there is a generally standard accepted count of seven chakras found within each human body. The actual definition of chakra translates from the ancient Sanskrit meaning "spinning wheel" or vortex of energy. Each chakra has unique attributes as well as musical and color associations. When a chakra is not in a state of healthful balance it becomes either stagnate, blocked or rotates in a counter-clockwise manner; healthy chakras in human bodies rotate clockwise. The overall function of the chakras are to act as gateways or openings for life energy to flow freely into and out of our auric field providing vitality. Mental, emotional, spiritual or physical trauma (including surgeries, wounds, etc...) can adversely impact the chakras and manifest as illness, dis- ease or discomfort within the body.