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Chakra Tonics
Essential Elixirs for the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Elise Marie Collins
ISBN: 9781573242509
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
5 x 7
144 pages
November 30, 1999


Elise Collins has created the perfect guide and recipe book of smoothies, teas, and tonics to help us transform our overall health and vitality. Her restorative recipes contain powerful superfoods, herbs, minerals, and ph-balanced liquids designed to nourish the physical body and revitalize its central energy system--the chakras.

In Chakra Tonics, Collins outlines a brief description of the chakras and addresses the source of health problems in our energetic bodies, describing how the tonics assist the subtle body and chakras to release stale energy that, if not processed, can lead to disease and illness. She also describes ways to use these healthful drinks in combination with yoga techniques in an ongoing preventative manner or in conjunction with a specific meditation, visualization, or affirmation to enhance its power.

From the introduction:
Many popular drinks consumed in Western culture are depleted of vitality. Coffee, alcohol, sodas, some processed juices, and even some types of filtered water are lifeless as well as detrimental to the physical health of the body. In the scientific approach to health, drinks are note evaluated in terms of chi, or universal life force. Instead, it is the amount of calories, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals they contain that matters. When examined from a mystical point of view, on the other hand, beverages are found to be either potent vehicles of life-affirming power or transporters of soul-deadening energies. Both approaches to the question are of value. Indeed, properly applied, science can indicate health-giving properties of food and drink as well as validate the life-enhancing abilities of many ancient practices. Chakra Tonics utilizes scientific research and ancient wisdom to create delicious vital elixirs for the modern body and soul.

Our chakras are hungry for the right stuff. Whether they're sluggish in the morning or slumping in the afternoon, spinning out of control by sundown or asleep at the supper table, there's a tonic that will help. Whip up the Blueberry Listening Shake to give your metabolism a boost or try the Sunrise Juice for lasting vitality from the moment your feet hit the floor.

Drink to your charkas!

Elise Marie Collins is a yoga teacher, writer, and spiritual counselor. A graduate of both UC Berkeley and the esoteric Berkeley Psychic Institute, Elise loves communicating about health and healing arts. She has written for Yoga Journal, Psychic Reader, and other alternative health publications and is the author of Chakra Tonics.

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Introduction and Chapter 1