I often get asked this so here's a very basic over-view.
A chakra is an energy vortex that brings energy from around you into your being and also sends out from your being.
The body has 7 main chakras (there are lots more but for most people knowing the main 7 is sufficient).
Each chakra has a particular way of interacting with the universe, an associated colour an endocrine gland (at the site of the chakra) and associated body areas. I've put together a handy chart below to help you, which you can also download here.
I will be going into each chakra in more detail in further posts, along with how to balance the chakra, which essentila oils help and also which crystals can also have an effect. So keep checking in! x