This year some friends and I decided to embark on a seven month course of working with each of the seven major chakras, those energy centers that run along the spine from the tailbone to the crown of the head. Not long after, as we were beginning to work on the solar plexus chakra, Chakra Healing for Vibrant Energy came in the mail. After giving it just a quick review, I was tempted to start our chakra journey all over again so we could incorporate Ms. Fondin's deep wisdom.

Each of seven chapters focus on a chakra, looking at associated ailments and energies. Fondin provides the reader with meditations and visualizations, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and Ayurvedic dietary practices to deepen their knowledge and experience of each chakra. This includes useful advice on recognizing blockages, affirmations and healing techniques relevant to the different conditions that arise. One might spend an intensive week, devoting a day to each chakra or seven weeks, seven months, or at one's own pace, spending as long as you need on each chakra. 

Each chapter itemizes the function of a specific chakra. These typically include:

  • The significance of the chakra in daily life
  • The elemental force associated with it
  • The negative effects of an over abundance of an energy at that chakra
  • Physical ailments associated with the chakra
  • Level of consciousness generated at each stage
  • The opportunities in life presented by the chakra

Newcomers to the concept of a chakra will pleased with Chakra Healing's depth and clarity of information. Those of us with greater knowledge and learning will still enjoy a fresh look at an old favorite. I'm looking forward to adding new techniques and practices to future chakra work!

~review by Lisa Mc Sherry

Author: Michelle Fondin
New World Library, 2018
224 pages, $15.95