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The book of chakras
Wauters, Ambika.
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Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2002]

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128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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BF1442.C53 W38 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Understanding chakras is an effective first step in harnessing every human being's hidden life-changing energies and employing inner powers for spiritual and physical healing. The word chakra originated with the Vedic teachings of ancient India. It comes from the Sanskrit word for "wheel of light," and denotes the energy centers that exist in every man and woman. The Book of Chakras explores the nature of these energy sources, explains where they dwell in each of us, and instructs on how to use them. The author identifies seven energy centers in the human body. The Root Chakra, located in the lower torso, anchors us in life. From that point on the rising ladder of love and healing, we become aware of the Sacral Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Brow or Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. The last, the Crown Chakra, located in the head, is the most refined and spiritual center in the human energy system. Chakra teachings describe seven bodies that make up every person's aura. They are the Physical, Etheric, Astral, Mental, Divine, Spiritual, and Soul bodies. Chakra teachings say that each of these bodies vibrates in ways that are allied to the colors of the universe. However, only one of these bodies, the Physical, is visible. When we understand these bodies in detail, we become able to correct chakra imbalances and harness our powers for peaceful and productive living. The author advises on ways of restoring balances, healing through the power of thought, and employing colors, sounds, crystals, acupuncture, and other means. More than 300 color illustrations.

Table of Contents

Subtle Energy
The Nature of Subtle Energyp. 10
The Aurap. 11
The Seven Layers of the Aurap. 12
The Human Energy Systemp. 14
Chakra Functions
The Chakrasp. 18
How the Chakras Functionp. 19
The Chakras and the Physical Bodyp. 22
The Chakras and the Emotional Bodyp. 24
The Chakras and the Mental Bodyp. 26
The Spiritual Dimension
The Power of Thoughtp. 30
The Art of Meditationp. 33
Affirmations for the Chakrasp. 34
Decoding Your Chakras
The Root Chakrap. 40
The Influence of the Root Chakrap. 42
How to Access the Root Chakrap. 44
Meditation for the Root Chakrap. 46
Questionnaire on the Root Chakrap. 48
The Sacral Chakrap. 50
The Influence of the Sacral Chakrap. 52
How to Access the Sacral Chakrap. 54
Meditation for the Sacral Chakrap. 56
Questionnaire on the Sacral Chakrap. 58
The Solar Plexus Chakrap. 60
The Influence of the Solar Plexus Chakrap. 62
How to Access the Solar Plexus Chakrap. 64
Meditation for the Solar Plexus Chakrap. 66
Questionnaire on the Solar Plexus Chakrap. 68
The Heart Chakrap. 70
The Influence of the Heart Chakrap. 72
How to Access the Heart Chakrap. 74
Meditation for the Heart Chakrap. 76
Questionnaire on the Heart Chakrap. 78
The Throat Chakrap. 80
The Influence of the Throat Chakrap. 82
How to Access the Throat Chakrap. 84
Meditation for the Throat Chakrap. 86
Questionnaire on the Throat Chakrap. 88
The Brow Chakrap. 90
The Influence of the Brow Chakrap. 92
How to Access the Brow Chakrap. 94
Meditation for the Brow Chakrap. 96
Questionnaire on the Brow Chakrap. 98
The Crown Chakrap. 100
The Influence of the Crown Chakrap. 102
How to Access the Crown Chakrap. 104
Meditation for the Crown Chakrap. 106
Questionnaire on the Crown Chakrap. 108
Chakra Healing
An Introduction to Chakra Healingp. 112
Color Healingp. 114
Homeopathyp. 116
Flower Essencesp. 117
Hands-on Healingp. 118
Crystal Healingp. 120
Sounding the Chakrasp. 121
Food Therapyp. 122
Meditation Using Angels, the Goddess, and the Christ Lightp. 124
Indexp. 126