REAL WORLD – Chakra is said to have originated from Indian medicine although it has been adopted and developed to fit many different cultures and traditions. Chakra is described to be a vortex of energy from the center of different focal points throughout the physical body. There are seven major chakras which supports the physical body parts such as nerves and organs. The use of chakra is believed to help power, insight, intuition, will, and spiritual awareness. The chakras within physical properties are supposed to bring a new sense of awareness connecting to higher spiritual nature for the individual.
The general outline of the 7 Chakras are as follows:
In the real world, many of us have never considered chakra to be a part of our lives. Apparently, there is an entire discipline devoted to real-world chakra and the use of it for spiritual awareness, medical healing, and personal increase in power. We can learn a lot from the real-world applications of Chakra compared to the Naruto world of Chakra.
Chakra tester – just for fun! Try this chakra test out and see what chakra results you receive! http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/chakratest.php
NARUTO WORLD – When we are first introduced to chakra in Naruto:
We briefly learned about the chakra, the nature of chakra, the gates of chakra, and even the chakra elements. There is a WORLD of chakra that was introduced to us…
To understand what element of nature chakra each ninja is naturally geared towards there is a chakra paper that was developed in the ninja world. The chakra paper was described as been fed neutral chakra for a long time in order to have these properties. The Chakra paper is designed to take the characteristics of the element of its user.
8 Gates of Chakra:
There are variations of chakra absorbers out there. Lets take a look at the few that we’ve seen:
Yoroi – Sasuke’s opponent in Prelim-Chakra absorbing Hand
Jiroubou’s Doton Kekkai Doroutoumu Jutsu – Clay Prison Jutsu -Chakra absorbing Prison
Samehada – Seven Swordsmen -Chakra absorbing Sword
Gakidou (Hungry Ghost) – Frog Pein -Chakra absorbing entire body
Senjutsu – Nature Chakra – Chakra absorb from ALL nature sources
The most recent addition to the Naruto chakra world is the Nature Chakra. Also known as the Senjutsu Chakra, the Nature Chakra is very difficult to master and only few can grasp its incredible amounts of chakra power.
We’ve seen quite a few variations in Chakra, chakra gates, chakra absorbers, chakra everything… But what is most interesting is trying to figure out HOW these chakra abilities exist or CAN exist in Naruto. I leave you with these questions Shannaro:
– How are ninjas capable of ABSORBING other’s chakras.
– How does a ninja SENSE chakra? And if Karin is able to sense chakra, how does she know it belongs to a certain person?
– Does Chakra emit a type of smell or way to identify from person to person? i.e. Naruto not feeling Kakashi’s chakra.
– How much Chakra does Kisame have to weild, a chakra absorbing sword- Samehada?
– If ninjas are capable of absorbing Nature Chakra, does that mean Nature emits chakra?
– Are there any similarities from the Naruto world and the real world of Chakra?
– How do you think Chakra can be helpful in the real world?