Wheels of Life: Chakras in Theory and Practice

Learn how to work with the chakras through the practices of yoga, and how these practices can gradually transform us at all levels.

Chakras are us! And that is why it’s a very good thing to know more about them and about how to work with them for our benefit. These centers of energy and consciousness are the foundation of every aspect of our being, and they map out our journey to fulfillment and enlightenment. Take an in-depth look at the chakras—the symbols that represent them and the ways in which the chakras underlie our physical, energetic, mental, and emotional functioning and our evolving consciousness.

Sandra Anderson

For over 20 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga theory and practice with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and interest in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos and articles. Sandy leads workshops, trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.