Author; Liz Simpson
This ancient Indian system of healing focuses on vortices of energy that originate in seven centers of the body. When they become blocked, a variety of ailments can manifest themselves. This book discusses various practical ways to work on chakras, using archetypal and animal associations, crystals, meditation, visualization, affirmations, and physical exercise. It starts by familiarizing the reader with how this mystical, ancient art works as a holistic and spiritual system that promotes harmony and health, and then proceeds to the root chakra. A chart of correspondences includes everything from color and key element to physical and mental functions, and compatible fragrances. It includes a detailed list of suggested activities to stimulate the chakra, such as dining on healing foods, listening to restorative music, and learning from inspirational case histories. Equally exhaustive information is given for the other six chakras: Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Brow (Third Eye), and Crown. A final section focuses on how other healing disciplines, such as yoga and reiki, incorporate the chakra therapies to restore the optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual self.