About the Author
Swami Saradananda is an internationally renowned yoga and meditation teacher who has inspired thousands of people to practice. She has been teaching for nearly forty years, and is the creator of a lot of books, including The Power of Breath,Chakra Meditation Relax and Unwind with Yoga, Yoga Mind and Body, The Essential Guide to Chakras and the upcoming Mudras for Modern Life. For 26 years, she worked with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and directed their facilities in New York, London, New Delhi and the Himalayas. After an extended period of personal practice in the Himalayas in 2001, she used to be creator in residence at the Peacemaker Community in Western Massachusetts, and she then went on to direct yoga and meditation retreat Haus Yoga Vidya, just out of doors of Cologne, Germany. For the past few years, she has lived between London and New York but she spends several months each year teaching in Germany and several more in India. Swami Saradananda teaches yoga around the globe, leads pilgrimages to India and writes extensively. She is also a trustee of the Ganga Prem Hospice, a charity that may be seeking to build a cancer hospice in Rishikesh, North India.
Chakras are a series of seven energy centers running from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each one operates as a hub for the vital energy that flows through the human body, and is vital to certain aspects of personal well-being, such as remaining clam, sexual energy, and an open mind. This comprehensive guide explains the seven major chakras in-depth, in addition to the frequently overlooked minor chakras associated with them. Each beautifully illustrated chapter looks at different kinds of meditation. Techniques covered include walking meditations and techniques to help tune in to these centers: emotion-based visualizations, a rose meditation, and even a singing meditation and a Sufi whirling exercise.