Number 1 – A Handbook of Chakra Healing by Kalashatra Govinda
A very straight forward and easy to understand explanation of the Chakras and how they work, why they work and what they are.
I read this book from front to back and then developed my own chakra practice based on this book. I did it every day for 49 days, seven days for each chakra. This practice included gemstones, vocalization, yoga, meditation, affirmations, energy massage, aromatherapy, and homeopathic healing with plants. Not to mention the list of little things one can do every day to activate their chakras.
This book started me on my path to ‘healing’ myself and to finding happiness with myself. If ever I feel lost or ‘ungrounded’ I pick up the book again and read through the passages that helped me the most.
I learned how to associate any physical symptoms with emotional ones. I know that if I get a stomach ache, that means something is bothering me on an emotional level. If I get a sore throat, chances are I’m not communicating my needs and feelings as well as I should. If I get a rash on my skin, I know it means that I am feeling a little ‘unloved’ and need to find out why. If my feet get cold, I know it means I need to go work in the garden and do a little spiritual work as well.
Ever since I read this book and incorporated these practices into my daily life, I haven’t had to go to the doctor.
The book even touches on Chakras in children, from the womb to their first seven years, and afterwards. It’s amazing when I see that what it says is often true when I look at my own kids and others as well.
To end, I will leave you with examples of how to tell if you have blockages in your chakras as well as things you can do about it.
Need to work on your chakra if ---
Root – You are easily overwhelmed by life – take long walks, go barefoot, make direct contact with the earth.
Sacral – You feel that your creativity is blocked – Go dancing. Get creative, paint, sculpt, scrapbook.
Navel – You have a hard time recognizing/reaching goals –Spend time around a fire or light candles, look for things that excite you and pursue those interests.
Heart – You feel isolated or lonely – Love yourself, fill your house with plants, learn to be comfortable with touch, go for massages, hold hands, give out free hugs!
Throat – You say things you later regret – Keep a journal, take voice training or a course in public speaking.
Forehead – you suffer from anxiety or depression – Read spiritual books, philosophy books, keep a dream journal, daydream! Meditate under the stars.
Crown – You feel tired or worn out – Find the power in silence, go climb a mountain/hill, meditate in silence.