Musicians and singers do scales to warmup. What do actors do?  Using the chakras (or the body's natural energy centers) to tap into what is already inherent in our body as human beings is a way to physically, vocally and intentionally warm up the actor's instrument: the body. 

Kristin Linklater first tapped into the body's vocal qualities through the energy centers: the chakras.  I like to encourage my students and fellow artists to explore not only the vocal relationship with the chakras but the physical relationship. Then we are able to float an intention on top in a way that we knew how for as long as we have been in existence.  What do we yield from this?  Rich, connected results that happen organically. Done deal.

Click here to read an article on Backstage written by Artistic Director Murisa Harba for more info on Chakra techniques.