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

She perfectly aligns the theories of western psychology into eastern spirituality beautifully. A unique approach to the yogic chakra system according to the Western psychology. For the first time in months, I know I’m on the right path. Sep 17, Hafsa Hasan rated it it was amazing. 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. An easy read with plenty of real case examples.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. 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. Needless to say, the conversation came to a sceeching halt and I just walked away.

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

This is the most comprehensive book on the chakra system I have ever read. 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.


Using modern psychology with ancient philosophy, she also clarifies how one can live a connected, spiritual life in contemporary society. I’m sure the title had something to do with it as well being that I’m half Japanese- though opposite the title, I live in a very western body and have always thought with a more eastern mind. Transforming Evil in Soul and Society, Rev.

That shift has been hard won through the working through of some major personal issues relating to an abusive childhood, substance addiction and combat related ptsd; a kind of triple whammie.

See 1 question about Eastern Body, Western Mind…. The third time I’ve read this book. Paperbackpages. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics and then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

She is the author of the chakra classic Wheels of Lifealong with several other books, audio courses, and the video The Illuminated Chakras. Challenges in life might come from birth order, chakra blocks, unfortunate karma or any assortment of all, but this book is the key to unraveling what can be done, what to avoid, and how to make you fit better in judiht world. I eastedn to re-read concurrently as I re-read The Sevenfold Journey next year. You walk away from this book feeling like you made some headway and have some hard and fast suggestions to bring areas of your life back into balance.

I’m a yogi, with a degree in psychology, and I’ve been trying to bring the both together and help those around me, but until this book, the information was scattered all over the place. View all 4 comments. Of course after reading this, I’m not sure some of what I have been thinking or believed all these years was really even me.

Eastern Body, Western Mind Book Review

Anodea JudithJudith Anodea Limited preview – Psychology and the Chakra System, Rev. Talkin This book made all the western psychology I’ve read over the years make sense. Another way of viewing the whole catastrophe anorea more akin to the sense of fluidity that has evolved around my life than the reductivist “fix it” orientation that much of te profesional help I have encountered adopts.


Maureen not lots of pictures, but there are charts so paperback edition would be more accessible.

It led me to another book, by Alice Miller which I bought this afternoon and devoured in 3 hours. It’s a great “base” to work off of. Easily accessible while dealing with profund spiritual and psyhcological matters, Anodea Judith’s revised edition is still a life changer.

Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that wwestern integrates Western psychology and the Eastern chakra system, including a new introduction from the author. This is also an excellent resource for any parent curious about each childhood development phase.

A really good look juditg the chakra system if you are into that sort of thing! In this book, Judith taken on each chakra, identifying the strengths, weaknesses, excesses, deficiencies, and ways to snodea each one. I have been involved in Buddhist practice and meditation for some years now, and there has been a major internal shift in the way I experience myself and the world. If you’re new to mind-body therapies and the chakra system, this book might indeed be the only one to bridge the gap between esoteric and highly practical.

References to this book Basic Psychic Development: