The Chakra Approach®
Founded by Murisa Harba
What if you could play your body like an instrument? What if you could master that instrument and perform at the expert level? 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. Once an actor understands how to emote from each chakra, they can then begin the layering process which demands you to have not only have control, but specificity over your emotional capacity, leading to Oscar worthy moments.
THE CHAKRA WARMUP
The Chakra Warmup was founded by Murisa Harba in 2012 as a way to link the mind, the physical body (stance and gesture) and the voice (breath, cadence, tone) through intention and text. Not only does it clear out any blocked emotions in the body, that could be holding you back from your potential, but also a way to build a character with nuance and a performance with staying power. By combining the subconscious mind with the conscious mind, students are able to create and fully embody the human experience specific to whichever character they are working on. Students 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.