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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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The book provides a useful tool for contemplating our strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate approaches to growth. The third time I’ve read this book. This book was such an incredible and thorough description of the chakra system and how to identify personal areas of strength or weakness within each one, and it tied it into psychological principles and models so as to take a woowoo subject and make it way more grounded and appeal to people who are more science-minded.

Easily accessible while dealing with profund spiritual and psyhcological matters, Anodea Judith’s revised edition is still a life changer.

Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. There were some parts in it, and certain terms like the ‘rainbow bridge’ that I don’t personally connect with very much, but overall this is a great read for self-knowledge and also a very good addition t When I taught a Chakra series of classes, I based it largely on this book, as well as Judith’s workshops I attended in person.


As part of my own recovery process I have mixed my reading of Buddhist psychology with more standard views, and of course over time I have heard of the chakrs system though I had never expolred it as a reference point before.

When I bought this book 3 days ago, I had no idea what a chakra was. Chakras are a provocative framework and this is a worthwhile read. In this book, Judith taken on each chakra, identifying the strengths, weaknesses, excesses, deficiencies, and ways to open each one.

Apr 20, Judy Croome rated it it was amazing. Having this understanding can then help one to heal.

Looking for More Great Reads? Needless to say, the conversation came to a sceeching halt and I just walked away. Judith has a a stellar reputation that is well-deserved. Not only is this book beautifully written, but Anodea manages to pull off what is seemingly impossible in one book by bringing in Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, etc. 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.

Eastern Body, Western Mind does a great job of excavating into the psychology of development, and how our specific family members, culture, and upbringing shape us into the person we become as our chakra system is developing.

Brilliant synthesis of psychological development theories on one hand with body based understanding of human nature on the other. See all books by Anodea Judith. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Learn how to heal your own energy through the seven chakra system.

Eastern Body, Western Mind Book Review

She is also a global presenter in online workshops and summits. About Eastern Body, Western Mind Revised edition of the groundbreaking 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. Mar 10, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: Energy Qigong, Reiki, Polarity. We are complicated systems. 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.


This was an extraordinary read for me!

Dec 19, Lesley rated it it was amazing. Her central vision is that our evolutionary challenge is learn how to create Heaven on Earth. Applies the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment.

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Using modern psychology with ancient philosophy, she also clarifies how one can live a connected, spiritual life in contemporary society. This book made me angry, relieved, sad, excited, determined, and everything in between. Fascinating information, but most importantly, healing obdy It’s in your body.

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.

Account Options Sign in. She has a Ph. 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 wh This is an amazing reference book to have on your shelf when you need to understand what you might have in your backpack that’s tripping you up.