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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. The Paperback of the Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith at Barnes. When I was doing my hour yoga teacher training, Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith was required reading. I’m really into.

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Eastern Body, Western Mind

Needless to say, the conversation came to a sceeching halt and I just walked away. You can read this work start-to-finish or use a reference guide to the chakra system. A Dream in the World: Jul 02, Dana Wilk rated it it was amazing. Extremely helpful in raising compassion and deep understanding of our broken ways. I have been exploring dreams and dreaming and the level of consciousness to which that leads that is not of mind but more pointedly for me derived from some other place.

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. If nothing else, I hoped it might provide metaphorical benefit, but I was actually very pleasantly surprised.

Yes, it is a book that’s more suited to the classroom, but this spoke to me on a much deeper lever. A unique approach to the yogic chakra system according to the Western psychology. Every chakra imbalance was described so well that I could think of personal friends and how their habits, challenges, and body-types even matched up. Each chapter easterb 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.

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. Using modern psychology qestern ancient philosophy, she also clarifies how one can live a connected, spiritual life in contemporary society.


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If you are at all interested in psychology, psychotherapy, the chakras, eastern thought, philosophy, or are just looking for a way to better understand yourself, this is an excellent book for providing insight and safe exploration. As someone who has struggled recently with balancing spirituality with modern beliefs and values, it was validating to hea It is as difficult to reduce this book to a short review as it is to try and explain how the chakras work.

Trying to decide if I should get the paperback or the Kindle version.

Books by Anodea Judith. Specific mantras, affirmations, colors, physical exercises and workbook activities are listed at the end of each chapter.

I anticipate hy back to this book to look up various things from time to time, whether its a relational pattern I’m noticing in my life or some kind of negative habit I witness in someone I love for example.

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I have not read more intelligent writing on a topic that is really, really difficult to make simple and relevant. Good for anyone seeking balance. She has a Ph. But having been plagued boy a feeling that ‘something is wrong’ for the last year or so, I was led right to it. It may be a little overwhelming for those newly weaning themselves off the Westernbigpharma types of treatments but a highly interesting read with detailed information about a wide array of physical ailments.

The third time I’ve read this book. Dec 25, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Ultimately I came to appreciate the Chakra system as a developmental model and one that can help to explain how childhood eestern affects the individual at various stages.

In fact the integrative nature of the book and its explanations is often what makes it jind intriguing and insightful.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s in mjnd body. Reflecting on this framework, my own childhood experiences, and my journey toward healing in the last few years, gave me so much insight and helped me to see places where I might continue to focus my energy. I’m a jydith, 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.


Want to Read saving…. Qnodea ask other readers questions about Eastern Body, Western Mindplease sign up. Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. She is the author of the chakra classic Wheels of Lifealong with several other books, audio courses, and the video The Illuminated Chakras.

Refresh and try again. I love this book. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the mjnd system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development.

See 1 question about Eastern Body, Western Mind…. When I bought this book 3 days ago, I had no idea eastenr a chakra was. Incredibly powerful book that really breaks down psychological development through the ancient knowledge of energetic centers.

Having a good childhood is c Incredibly powerful book that really breaks down psychological development through the ancient knowledge of energetic centers. Eastern Body, Western Mind: This is a deep dive into child development and psychology from a different perspective than is the norm in western education. Aug 20, Dasha rated it it was amazing.

I mean, sure, there’s some woo-woo in there, especially in the “exercises,” but if you’re borderline woo-woo, like me, as in you prefer Jung to Freud and yoga to painkillers, then you might just discover that in this system, this grand metaphor, there’s some interesting tools with which to examine your own westerm.

This is also an excellent resource for any parent curious about each childhood development phase. The author describes the development of the chakras with reference eashern traditional western theories of psychological development.

Spiritual seeker, client, and therapist alike will find treasures here. Th When I bought this book 3 days ago, Ankdea had no idea what a chakra was. You can use this book to help you face some pretty dark and scary shadows in your unconscious.