The Chakra Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Realigning Your Body's Vital Energies

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Chakras are psychic centers of subtle energy in the human body, and doorways to a powerful process of transformation. Knowledge of the chakra system comes from the ancient Indian practice of Tantra Yoga. Until modern times, this knowledge was largely transmitted orally from teacher to student. The Chakra Workbook offers a practical and fascinating overview of this ancient spiritual science of physical rejuvenation and spiritual awakening for beginners as well as for devotees wishing to expand their understanding ...
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Overview

Chakras are psychic centers of subtle energy in the human body, and doorways to a powerful process of transformation. Knowledge of the chakra system comes from the ancient Indian practice of Tantra Yoga. Until modern times, this knowledge was largely transmitted orally from teacher to student. The Chakra Workbook offers a practical and fascinating overview of this ancient spiritual science of physical rejuvenation and spiritual awakening for beginners as well as for devotees wishing to expand their understanding of this subject. With a primary focus on learning by experience, this fully illustrated book features interactive exercises and suggested meditations that help create a more personal approach. The abundance of traditionally based practices will help to strengthen the body, calm the mind, and cleanse the chakra system to promote vitality and well-being.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435108158
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/30/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Voigt is an internationally published author and poet. She has practiced meditation and Yoga for twenty years and follows the path of self inquiry integrated with universal wisdom from the ancient mystical traditions, indigenous spirituality, and insights of contemporary psychotherapy.

Anna holds degrees in Arts and Communications with prior training in music, drama, art, and design, and has extensive post-graduate training and practice in experiential psychotherapies and the creative healing arts. Among her publications are New Visions New Perspectives, Wisdom From the Earth, Simple Meditation and A Way Forward.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Understanding the energetic system
Using this workbook
The chakras
An ancient and living tradition
The Vedas
Yoga in our times
Both real and illusory
Chapter 1 Yoga and Consciousness 14
An exploration of consciousness
Shakti
The Dance of Shiva and Shakti
Kundalini and the chakras
Journey through the chakras
Chapter 2 The Human Energy System 22
The five koshas
The chakras in the subtle body system
The five sheaths and prana
Working with prana
The aura
The nadis
The three major nadis
Chapter 3 Outline of the Chakras 34
Sensing the chakras
The upper and lower chakras
The tattwas (tattvas)
The lotus
The chakras: Renewing our energies
Practice note for chakra work
Practice routine
Managing change
Basic yoga postures for meditation
Pranayama: Nadi shodan exercise
Meditations, visualizations, and sound practices
Simple relaxation breathing exercise
Simple pranayama practice
Chapter 4 The Muladhara Chakra 50
Characteristics
Operating on the physical plane
Energy blockages
Awakening the chakras
Sound
Yantra
Deities
Chapter 5 The Svadisthana Chakra 70
Characteristics
Energy blockages
Awakening the Svadisthana chakra
Sound
Yantra
Deities
Chapter 6 The Manipura Chakra 90
Characteristics
Energy blockages
Awakening the Manipura chakra
Sound
Yantra
Deities
Chapter 7 The Anahata Chakra 108
Characteristics
Energy blockages
Awakening the Anahata chakra
Sound
Yantra
Deities
Shiva and the Bana Lingam
Chapter 8 The Visuddha Chakra 128
Characteristics
Energy blockages
Awakening the Visuddha chakra
Sound
Yantra
Deities
The Bindu-Visarga and the mantra So'Ham
Chapter 9 The Ajna Chakra 150
Characteristics
Energy blockages
Trataka--Meditation for awakening the Ajna chakra
Sound
Yantra
Deities
Self-inquiry meditation
Chapter 10 The Sahasrara Chakra 166
Characteristics
Kundalini's journey home
Energy blockages
Chapter 11 Chakra Therapies in the West 176
The chakras and Reiki
The chakras and the Kabbalah: the Tree of Life
The middle pillar exercise
Afterword 182
Further Reading 184
Glossary 185
Index 188
Quick Reference Guide 192
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    This Chakra book is really good for the beginner of the subject. It has clear statements of what Chakra really stands for,and it is explicable in simple ways. Anyone can be able to define the Chakras without any complication or misunderstanding. It is strongly recomended for anyone intersted in the subject it is an enjoable book to collect.

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    So far this book has helped to make me feel more energized and balanced emotionally and physically. I will continue the excersizes as I move through the different areas realigning my energies.

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