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Author: Shalila Sharamon
Bodo J Baginski/
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120817036
Knowledge of the energy centers or chakras provides us with deep, comprehensive insight into the effects the subtle powers have on the human organism. This book vividly describes the functioning and influence of the energy centers in a clear, easily understood manner.
For practical work with the chakras this book offers a wealth of possibilities: the application of sounds, colors, gemstones and fragrances with their own specific effects, augmented by meditation, breathing techniques, foot reflexology message of the chakra points and the instilling of universal life energy. The description of nature experiences, yoga practices and the relationship of each individual chakra to the zodiac additionally provides inspiring and valuable insight.
Chakras or symbolic lotus centres are symbolic representatives of the journey of consciousness from animal instincts to divine realization. Basically these lotus symbols are the objects of meditation. Meditation on these centres releases psychic energy and enables the mind to see the subtle realities more clearly, and leads the sadhaka to intuitive realization of higher truths.
The authors have added the novelty in the form of an attempt to relate music, colours, gemstones, scents, breathing techniques, reflex zone massage, and astrological signs to energy centres.
-Vedanta Kesari, June 2001
Dr C S Shah
The Chakra Handbook provides a practical insight into various human potentialities. It unveils the power that works within the body in tandem with a complex energy system.
The book delves into the subject in a comprehensive manner a lay person can understand and practise chakra meditation indicating that the secret of sexual impulse isn't wrapped in the genitals, but exists in every cell of the body, in the interaction of the male and female forces in all the manifestations of creation.
Words of Introduction
The Energy System and the Subtle Bodies
The Ethereal Body
The Astral Body
The Mental Body
The Spiritual Body
The Function and Purpose of the Chakras
Human Development Cycles in the Light of the Chakra Teachings
How Blockages Develop in the Chakras
How to Determine Which Chakras Are Blocked
Sexuality and the Chakras
The First Chakra
The Second Chakra
The Third Chakra
The Fourth Chakra
The Fifth Chakra
The Sixth Chakra
The Seventh Chakra
Understanding the Astrological Associations
Possibilities for Cleansing and Activating the Chakras
Chakra Color Meditation
Forms of Yoga
Chakra Reflex Zone Massage
Physical Exercises for Releasing Blocked Energies
Transmission of Universal life Energy
An Inner Journey Through the Chakras
Epilog and Thanks
Cassettes on the Subjects of This Book