In this new book, internationally renowned yoga instructor Cristi Christensen guides readers who are seeking a connection to something greater than themselves by showing them how to tap into the single most perfect system living inside of each of us—the seven chakras.
by Cristi Christensen
St. Martin’s Essentials, May 2021 (voir catalogue)
Celebrating, honoring, and using the chakras frees us to express our authenticity and live a life of power, love, joy, creativity, connection and purpose. In today’s yoga culture, the chakras are for much more than healing, which has been the traditional application of this 4000-year-old wisdom. While the idea and attributes of the chakras have become trendy, sexy, cool, and very spiritual, few people today really know how to activate the chakras’ powerful energy for deep transformation. Cristi aims to change that, and her book offers readers a multi-dimensional, practical and inspiring, structured seven-week step-by-step program.
Each week, readers will be instructed how to activate a different chakra, and each weekday they will be led through a dynamic, easy, and motivating practice which distills the esoteric concepts and makes them tangible, living experiences. A self-discovery and self-help guide, Cristi’s book employs the chakras’ potential to open the pathways to a full, enlightened “aliveness.” Accomplished yogis and newcomers alike will be invited to flow with their emotions, claim their power, open their hearts, feel their bodies, speak their truths, and align with the divine. CHAKRA RITUALS approaches an ancient science that is often considered unrelatable and makes it accessible to the spiritually curious, with the chakras as a roadmap to transformation, something no other chakra book has done.
This will be a full-color book with some illustrations throughout, but not be heavily illustrated – mostly line drawings and some illustrative material of the movement-based sequences.
A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi Christensen trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. After earning her degree in Kinesiology, Cristi studied extensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp, and Fred DeVito. She now has a personal network following of over 15.2 million people in the US, Asia, and Europe. In the past two decades, she has taught yoga, meditation, movement, and dance on five continents in venues ranging from private studios to festivals attended by thousands.