Why are Chakras important?
Since chakras are indeed at the "center" of our physical bodies and involved with all of it's physical, mental, and emotional processes, it is easy to see why they are so important to our well-being.
If we have one or more chakras which are out of balance or "tune", then this can over time lead to physical, emotional or mental dis-ease. Keeping our chakras aligned and "singing" with the harmony that they are meant to have can lead to a sense of health and balance which can improve our lives on many different levels.
For instance, if our heart chakra is unbalanced, then we may have difficulty forming good relationships with our loved ones, or it may leave us feeling little empathy for our fellow humans. Or on the other hand, we may be *too* emotional, and take things too much to "heart" which can lead to unnecessary suffering and worry.
There is also some medical evidence that people who live happy lives have a decreased incidence of coronary heart disease, thus showing that a happy heart is a healthier heart! Understanding the relationships between our subtle bodies and our physical bodies can help us to lead happier and healthier lives.