Just like the word Ambaraya, chakra is a Sanskrit word. It means wheel.
This meaning might seem strange, especially if you have seen chakras depicted in a vertical line of coloured dots. But each of those seven dots represents one of the seven chakras, and each chakra is an energy centre, where energy is created, flows and radiates.
Each chakra centre spins like a wheel at its own vibrational rate. Imbalance in the chakras can cause the related organs and bodily systems to become either underused or overworked.
Each crystal stone used in our mala beads has a correspondence with one of the chakras. This means that the mala beads can be used to create balance and harmony within the corresponding chakra. Meditate using the beads and focus your attention of balancing the energy of the relevant chakra. Or wear, carry or place the beads against the chakra and notice how they help bring that point into vibrational alignment.