Physical or Metaphysical? What is a chakra exactly? Chakras. An energy center, or Chakra, is a non-physical organ. It is the place in the body that absorbs and releases energy to and from the body. The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. okay so i was doing some research on this topic and came across a blog already with the information that i felt was exactly what i needed to share it…"The Chakras……. Physical, Metaphysical or both?"