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How do you use chakra like in "Naruto"?

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The use of chakra in "Naruto" is fictional and based on the real-life use of chakra, which originates in religious practices. The use of chakra in religion has various applications and is believed to help with meditation, healing and other human conditions.

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In the animated series "Naruto." chakra is used to give characters enhanced strength and the ability to cast illusions. Chakra does not hold similar applications in the real world, but instead it is based in religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word, which means wheel. There are seven points of chakra that are all aligned along the spinal column. These chakra points start at the pelvis and move up to the head. The seven sections of chakra most closely related to the use of chakra in "Naruto" are the root, belly, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and the crown.

In HIndu, the core belief of chakra is that it is closely related to life energy and that it allows energy to flow throughout the body. In Buddhism, where the word also means wheel, chakra is related to the process of rebirth. Chakra has various interpretations, and its core concepts and applications have changed over time. The use of chakra in "Naruto" is an amalgamation and fictional interpretation of how these concepts are used and applied.

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