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Chakras for Beginners: A Guide to Balancing Your Chakra Energies (For Beginners (Llewellyn's)) Paperback – Unabridged, October 8, 1999
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Often the chakras are described in books, but this book goes to the next level. It describes what you can do to balance the energies of your chakras and tells you what the results of that balancing will be.
The exercises are so simple it is amazing that more people aren't using them. Are you feeling insecure because of unpaid bills? The insecure feelings are a first chakra problem. Exercise three tells you how to overcome the feeling. It involves a special way of walking in a park. That's all! But it leaves you more secure and more ready to deal with the problem.
Do you feel insecure about a romance? The real problem here is with security, not love. Exercise eight tells you how to deal with it. Do you feel isolated and ill at ease? Exercise ten provides a beautiful meditation to help you overcome your feelings of isolation.
This is the book that gives you the information you need to know about the chakras. It has the facts, the color correspondences, the purposes, and the methods. I know you're going to love it. Chakras for Beginners is practical and can lead you to an even deeper study of the chakras.
As a bonus, the author has included a section of ten short essays that will stimulate you. They include "Vows and the Chakras," "Transmuting Energy," and Kundalini." This book covers an important subject, and your are going to find that it is vital for your library.
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Chakras for Beginners explains how to align your energy on many levels to achieve balance from the inside out. In everyday terms, you will learn the function of the seven body-spirit energy vortexes called chakras. Practical exercises, meditations, and powerful techniques for working with your energy flow will help you overcome imbalances that block your spiritual progress.
-- Explore the balanced and unbalanced expressions of each chakra's energies: survival, sexuality, power, love, creativity, intuition, and spirituality
-- Discover colors and crystals that activate each chakra
-- Practice spiritual exercises, visualizations, and meditations that bring your energies into balance
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Chakras are energy centers. Pond calls them the "batteries for the various levels of your life energy." Their source is the universal life force. Of the many chakras we each have, seven are considered as primary. These seven are in a straight line along the length of the spine. Any blocks or imbalances in the chakras can result in disease or emotional difficulties.
After discussing chakras in general, Pond devotes a chapter to each of the seven primary energy centers. He first describes the "drive" or purpose of each chakra. For example, the first chakra is concerned with survival, while the fourth chakra deals with the quest for love. He then discusses all the ways in which the chakra can be out of balance, including problems related to too much energy as well as difficulties stemming from too little energy. After explaining how to balance the chakra, Pond discusses how to keep it in balance.
Each chapter includes exercises designed to balance and maintain the individual chakras. He finishes with a section on special tips and techniques for activating the chakras. He also explains how colors and crystals can affect the chakras.
The last part of the book is a collection of essays about chakras. In those, he discusses subjects like kundalini, spirituality, and transmuting negative energy into a positive force. He also includes several meditations.Read more ›
After offering an overview of the chakras and the importance of keeping them balance, author David Pond addresses each of the seven chakras individually. In particular, he describes both the balance and unbalanced perspectives of each chakra as well as offers several exercises both for connecting with that chakra and awakening the energy contained within. Some of the exercises do contain suggestions for yoga--i.e., performing tree pose to attain balance--but most of them are more meditative in nature.
In the second half of the book, Pond presents a selection of "Essays," which are basically short chapters (2-3 pages on average) about the relationship between the chakras and other issues, including the ego, vows, negative energy, visualization, and other similar topics. I found this section to be less helpful, as here, Pond's tendency towards new-age thinking (he is an astrologer by profession, after all) became a bit too much for my tastes. However, he concludes the book with additional exercises, meditations, and a chakra chart, all of which I found useful. All-in-all, this is a very nice introductory book about chakras which provides good basic information as well as easy-to-follow meditative exercises.
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Truly this book changed my life. I don't use the phrase lightly either, this book has had a profound effect on me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CateV
Despite my sister supposedly being one of those people who claims to "avoid drama", she somehow manages to cultivate an unbelievable amount of it in her life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Owski
I can't possibly praise this book enough -- I knew nothing at all about chakras, and this one book excellently pointed out how vital knowledge of their characteristics is. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SteveH
Grandson asked for this along with other books. He said it is very helpful. He is doing his own study of comparative religions and the cultures they come from.Published 4 months ago by ann marie miller
Chakras for Beginners is a misleading title. Why? Because I believe it is a good book for those who are knowledgeable and practiced in the Kundalini arts as well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Suba