Many people are aware that there is an energy field surrounding the body. It is, in essence, a magnetic field that contains vortices called chakras. Most of the people who a aware of this energy field, also called the auric field, think that the body is somehow producing the energy field. In fact, it is the other way around. The energy field is producing the body much the same way that light eventually coalesces to produce electrons, protons, neutrons, atoms, and all matter. When we make changes to the energy field we induce changes in the body.
The chakras are ways in which energy can flow in or out of the energy field. In physics 101 you might recall the right thumb rule. This rule states that if you take the finger of your right hand and spin them in the direction a vortex in a magnetic field is spinning, your thumb is pointing in the direction that energy is flowing. Your chakras also govern different aspects of your physical, emotional, and spiritual incarnation and are the instrument panel that tells us what is going on in the body.