In Los Angeles, popular juice bars like Robek's and Jamba Juice satisfy the masses with healthy drinks on-the-go. But for fans of yoga, Reiki and expanded consciousness, a more 'tailored' beverage may resonate on a deeper level. In her book, Chakra Tonics: Essential Elixirs for the Mind, Body and Spirit, Elise Marie Collins shares recipes for teas, juices and smoothies that activate and balance chakras. In clear and simple language, she demystifies the energy body and explains the mind - body - spirit connection. Yoga exercises and meditations are also included for continued self care. In the introduction Elise writes, "chakra tonics are healing elixirs that benefit the physical body and assist in raising the vibrational quality of life." Ingredients include super foods, herbs and minerals that increase chi, and fluids that raise alkaline levels in the body.
Chakra Tonics is a wonderful guide to balancing the energy body by consuming high-vibration foods. Recipes are easy to follow and ingredients can be found at any health food or grocery store. Available in both paperback and hard cover, this book is priced right for gift-giving at just $9.95.
A yoga teacher living in San Francisco, Elise's writing combines her love of ancient healing arts and scientific inquiry. She is currently instructing participants in a two year study on the effects of restorative yoga or stretching for metabolic syndrome. She's the author of Chakra Tonics, Essential Elixirs for Mind, Body and Spirit and An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, A Shoppers Reference. Follow Elise on Twitter as @mysticflavor.