In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western. When I was doing my hour yoga teacher training, Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith was required reading. I’m really into. The Paperback of the Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith at Barnes.

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This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. It’s a great “base” to work off of. Mar 16, Pages Buy. Jun 14, Melissa rated it liked it. After the journey, the insights gained are rewarding. Her central vision is that our evolutionary challenge is learn how to create Heaven on Earth. The author describes the development of the chakras with reference to traditional western theories of psychological development.

Revised edition of the jjdith New Age book that seamlessly merges Western psychology and science with spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the Eastern chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today. Books by Anodea Judith.

Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. It eastwrn as difficult to reduce this book to a short review as it is to try and explain how the chakras work. Balance mind, body and spirit.

I’ve read a LOT of New Agey chakra books and a good deal of Western psychology eaztern, but this book is truly unique in its synthesis of the two. The book provides a useful tool for contemplating our strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate approaches to growth.

Anodea is probably my favorite author and I would love to study with her in any capacity someday. But I keep reading and surprise, surprise, it’s really good. Specific mantras, affirmations, colors, physical exercises and workbook activities are listed at the end of each chapter.


It’s a book about chakras, that new age rainbow bullshizzy that makes me cringe. Over the last year my journey has taken its own turn into a realm that is far removed from the intellectual emphasis that so typified much of my life.

She lives in Sebastopol, California, and travels extensively with trainings and workshops. The third time I’ve read this book. When presented next to other development theories Piaget, Erikson, Maslowit serves to broaden perspective on how to view behavior, personality, and tendencies.

Having a good childhood is clearly so pivotal to being a well balanced and life-enriching adult. Also by Anodea Judith. There are healthy attachments and responsibilities that we need in order to operate at our highest level. As someone who has struggled recently with balancing spirituality with modern beliefs and values, it was validating to hear that giving up attachment isn’t actually the way to achieve enlightenment. Transforming Evil in Soul and Society, Rev. Talking things out forever is not the fix for all problems or all people.

She uses a lot of mainstream psychology to fit it all together so the book is very accessible even if you are not a chakra person.

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Applies judihh chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment. The chakr framework has value by virtue of this integration. For anyone who is interested in a little self exploration or introspection, I highly recommend reading this book! This should be required reading for anyone juditu to further their spiritual development or deepen their personal yoga practice, or for yoga teachers of any branch.

Each chapter describes what each chakra will look like in excess, deficien I can’t get over how great this book was. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. See all books by Anodea Judith.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. For the first time in months, I know I’m on the right path. Good for anyone seeking balance.

Read it Forward Read it first. My favorite yoga-related book, of the Paperbackpages. When the Self blinds the spirit too tightly, then devotion expands the blinding by lifting us beyond ourselves.

Previous edition has sold more than 55, copies.

Eastern Body, Western Mind Book Review ยป Jessica Winderl // Yoga + Ayurveda

I have a background in psychology, and only later in life have I started looking into the spiritual side of things as they relate to the psyche. Ultimately I came to appreciate the Chakra system as a developmental mode Let me be totally honest, I thought this book would be a bunch of hooey, but as a yogi I felt it was important to learn about the Chakra system.

If you’re familiar at all with somatic psychology, yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Esalen-type therapies, this book will probably fit right in with your bookshelf and resonate deeply. Underlying almost any behavior or tendency, positive or negative, you might witness in your life or those around you, basically has an underlying energy pattern that can be traced to one or several of your chakras and the way they might interact and compensate or overcompensate for each other for instance, one might have an excessive 6th and 7th chakra which has them stuck up in their heads as a response or defense to trauma they’ve experienced in their base 1st chakra which has to do with the right to be here, physical existence and more grounded and practical matters.