When its energy flow is disrupted or depleted, the body experiences physiological and psychological changes that can cause disease and imbalance. A stressful environment, life problems, losses, or traumatic events can create blockages in the energy flow that can translate into psychological symptoms such as anxiety and worry. Balancing your chakras can help you restore the energy flow in your system and thus, reduce anxiety levels. A Brief History on Chakras Derived from the Sanskrit word "wheel," chakras are considered the centers of energy in the body. Chakras are centers where major nerve points meet and where life force, or "prana," flows harmoniously. Hindu and Buddhist traditions believe that when the flow of energy is blocked, it disrupts physical, emotional, and mental health.