Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation (Google eBook)

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Sep 1, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages
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• Revised and expanded edition of the classic work on chakras by the renowned Indian scholar and tantra practitioner.


• Over 35,000 copies of the original edition sold.


• Includes full-color illustrations of the chakras to be used with the meditation exercises in the book and provides the tools necessary to activate these centers of transformative energy.


In the ancient science of tantra, the human body is viewed as the most perfect instrument for the expression of consciousness, a perfection realized through the development of psychic centers known as chakras. Located within the cerebrospinal system, the chakras are the stage upon which the interaction between higher consciousness and desire is played out. Consequently, it is through understanding and utilizing the energies of the chakras that we ultimately reach an enlightened state of being.

In Chakras, Indian scholar and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical principles of the chakras as well as their practical application for today. In this expanded edition, complete with new art and text, he unfolds the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice. Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate these centers of transformative energy and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth.

Meditating on the beautiful, full-color illustrations of each chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal centers and harmonizes the entire system both physically and psychically. Explanations of each chakra elaborate on the chakra's connection to elements, colors, sounds, sense and work organs, desires, planets and deities, as well as on behavioral characteristics and particular effects of meditation. For scholars and spiritual aspirants of every level, Chakras is an invaluable, practical source of information and techniques.

  

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User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

This is not a fair review of this book. I'm a novice at best in Yoga. To me, reading this book was like picking up Grey's Anatomy (as an accountant), but written in sanskrit. I literally got nothing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chelsea - Goodreads

Book 10/50. For yoga. Very informational for those interested in the chakras AS WELL AS the different branches of kundalini yoga. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1 Principles of Tantra Yoga
Chapter 2 Kundalini and Yoga
Chapter 3 The Essentials of the Chakras
Chapter 4 Chakras Rebirth and Spirituality
Extracts from Hindu Scriptures on the Various Stages of Yoga
Glossary
Index
Backcover
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Harish Johari (1934-1999) was a painter, sculptor, and composer of Indian music. He  authored twelve books on Eastern spirituality, including Ayurvedic Massage; Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine; Breath, Mind, and Consciousness; The Birth of the Ganga; Dhanwantari; and Tools for Tantra. He also produced several audiocassettes of mantra meditations, including Sounds of Tantra, Attunements for Day and Night, and Sounds of the Chakras.

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