In most common forms of meditation, there is a heavy reliance on the concept of chakras. In short, chakras are believed to be energy pools within the body. Search for chakras on the internet and it is seldom to find an article that will even question the existence of chakras. In fact, there exist primarily instructional lessons and videos on meditating with these chakras. In this era of great scientific advancement, not having such pseudoscience removed from our path of thought is horrifying.
Perhaps it is incredibly obvious that chakras are a myth to the common mind and only those who refute dependence on fact hold tight to these concepts. Perhaps few things have been written countering these arguments because it seems too obvious a myth to even point out. The fact that chakras were invented within religion should in itself be enough to question it thoroughly.
Chakras are not believed to be physical objects in the body such as organs, but as locations for energy to pool. To those who believe in chakras, there is little referencing to how the chakras' specific locations were found or why they, scientifically think they exist. If it cannot be physically removed from the body, it was not within the body to begin with.
This is not to say that all forms of meditation, or even those that discuss chakras are entirely useless to one's health, especially for certain mental conditions. However, having no scientific backing, chakras should be left to religion and lifestyle preference and out of the field of medicine in any way. Allowing pseudoscience to pierce into science is not only a mockery of the astounding progress of man's intelligence, but a hazard to those who believe any pseudoscience has healing abilities.
Please search for more information on chakras such as the websites below. While doing so, analyze each paragraph you read and scan for scientific research. None will be found.