Non Fiction Review: Essential Chakra Yoga

Essential Chakra Yoga by Christina D'Arrigo
Essential Chakra Yoga: Poses to Balance, Heal, and Energize the Body and Mind
by Christina D’Arrigo

5 out of 5 stars


This book guides the reader through an incredible journey using yoga to balance the energy in the body known as chakras. The first chapters give an overview of the seven main chakras, and how they affect your physical, mental, and emotional health. Each chakra overview includes positive affirmations about the area of life that corresponds to that chakra, such as emotions for the heart chakra, or expressing yourself with the throat chakra.
Then there are yoga poses, illustrated with simple drawings, that activate and clear each chakra for a smooth flow of energy throughout the body.
The yoga poses have clear instructions, and helpful modifications to make the pose easier if needed. There are also precautions for anyone that might have injuries or health concerns. The poses are divided into chapters for each chakra, and the pages are color-coded with the traditional colors that apply to each chakra.

I really like how the information is organized, and the overall design of the book is lovely. The illustrations have pleasant pastel colors and clean lines. I like that the illustrations of people doing yoga shows a wide group of people, both men and women of all races, none of whom are skinny blonde models.

I appreciated how the author encourages people to be patient, to trust the process, and be gentle with themselves on this journey. There are breathing exercises and meditations to calm your mind and help you to become more aware of your body’s energy. I love the hopeful message in this book!

This is the perfect place to start with beginning yoga poses that focus on chakra energy!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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