The chakras represent a system of belief that is related to the practice of yoga and the principles of Ayurveda from India. The chakras are not physical structures that you can see with your eyes, they are an ‘energy map’ that overlays the physical structure of the spine. Presenting the chakras as an ‘energy map’ allows them to be explained in simple terms; there are ways to apply the map differently by using images, visualizations, activities and healing practices so that the different energy levels can be experienced. For example, you may get persistent throat infections or keep losing your voice, or you might be feeling unable to say what you really feel—these are signs that the throat chakra is underperforming and needs more energy. This book can provide ways to explore, unblock, and re-energize the different chakras.