I started writing The Chakra Diaries as a short story – an homage to a colleague and friend, an energy healer, who got cancer, but died in peace and full of love because of the forgiveness work she did during her last few months. I had to make sense of her life’s story and I found I could do that through the lens of the chakras. So too, for the other characters who tell their stories in the “diary” format – you can see where their problems originated and experience their transformations and manifestations along with them. The soul of all their stories is the healing power of love.
As the chakra workshop leader, my character is on her own quest to live a life of discovery and love. Because of her humanity, she tends to love too much and overstep all the conventional boundaries, but “she stirs her students at levels everyone wants to be moved,” as one reviewer remarked.
Chakra balancing can help a person overcome emotional, physical, mental, social and spiritual challenges, and I wanted to show all these road blocks being removed by the rainbow of the chakras. While The Chakra Diaries is not a teaching guide (there are many fabulous reference books on the chakras), I hope it engrosses the reader with its true-to-life drama, sensuality and miraculous moments. Yogis and yoginis will probably nod their heads in agreement at many points of the stories and even get up and do some of the poses recommended by the workshop leader.
For the complete interview, see http://yogalifejourney.com/yoga-authors/yoga-story-becca-chopra-author-the-chakra-diaries/