The Chakras are a group of a number of energy centres running through the middle of your body. The Buddhists believe that there are seven chakras which correspond to the seven colours of the rainbow:
An excellent technique to harmonize yourself with the rhythm of the earth is to visualize a stream or line of energy flowing from the earth through to the base of your spine "lighting up" a red glow at that point. Visualize the line of energy moving up your spine through each chakra and feel each area being "lit" with its appropriate colour. Do this until you reach the top of your head. Allow the energy to flow from the top of your head back to the ground and then imagine the energy flowing back up your spine in a gentle loop.
Feel the energy flowing into the different chakras, clearing any fears or unhappy memories. It is believed that each chakra is attuned to different emotions. If you have some unhappiness about any experiences with past lovers, you may feel some tension in the sacrum, or if you have been unable to speak your feelings to someone you care about, you may find some difficulties imagining a light shining in the region of your throat. To finish the exercise, reverse the flow of energy into the ground and allow the light in the chakras to dim.
Excerpts & Illustration from: Love Magic by Antonia Beattie
Illustrator: Sue Ninham