Chakras, meaning wheel, are the psychic energy centres of human body aligned along the spine.
Chakras aren’t physically present inside the body but in the subtle body. They, however, affect and control certain zones of the body. Each energy centre or Chakra are symbolically represented by and linked to a specific Animal –
Muladhara Chakra – Elephant with seven trunks
Swadhisthana Chakra – Crocodile
Manipura Chakra – Ram
Anahata Chakra – Antelope
Vishuddha Chakra – White Elephant
Ajna Chakra – White Swan
Sahasrara Chakra – Enlightened Being
A Yogi visualizes these animal symbols during meditation, resonating his energy with the energies of the animals.