When kundalini is awakened through yoga practice and meditation, it travels from the muladhara (root) chakra through the body via channels called nadis. In yoga philosophy, citra is thought to be the most vital part of the body. It is supposedly brilliant and colorful, hence the Sanskrit name meaning “beautiful” or “painted.”
Citra ends at the cerebellum and it connects all seven chakras. It is thought to govern immortal life and is the giver of moksha, or ultimate liberation.