Chakra Gardens - Opening the Senses of the Soul

Carol Cumes
Photography by Greg Asbury

In vibrant photographs and clear captivating text, Chakra Gardens – Opening the Sense of the Soul tells the story of Carol Cumes unique chakra gardens at her Willka T’ika retreat in Peru's Sacred Valley. Each chapter describes one of the seven gardens that corresponds to one of the seven chakras, or energy centers, of the human body. Carol takes the reader through each chakra, describing the resonance, the healing properties, the plants and even meditations that are used to promote wellness. Hardcover, 11"x11", 350 full color photos. 

'Chakra Gardens - Opening the Senses of the Soul' has won three National Writer's Awards for its inspirational content. Winner of Independent Publisher's IPPY Gold Award for Best New Age/Mind Body Spirit Book 2009

“Over twelve years, I created seven gardens that correspond to the chakras of the physical body. The gardens provided a place of rest and healing for me. Subsequently, a number of visitors were drawn to Willka T’ika, first by yoga and then by the incredible gardens that grew from following Nature’s guidance ... .” - Carol Cumes

Carol shares the story of the healing Chakra Gardens at Willka T’ika in the beautifully illustrated book Chakra Gardens - Opening the Senses of the Soul. In a clear voice and captivating style, Carol tells us how she came to build this healing garden, and encourages readers to create their own chakra gardens.

Throughout this book, Carol invites us to meditate, let Nature heal us, and find or build our own gardens that resonate with us. Each chapter corresponds to one of the seven energetic chakras of the body, describing the colors, plants, and flowers that she has used to resonate with that particular chakra.

All net proceeds of the book support the Willka T’ika Children’s Fund, providing libraries, computer and project rooms, hot meals, transportation, furniture, textbooks and school supplies for children at remote Andean schools, supporting the selfless, dedicated teachers who work there.

This is a book for any reader who loves gardens, but is especially valuable for the combination of both chakra energy and plant healing information. Readers will be inspired to create their own chakra gardens wherever they are.

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