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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Goodreads helps you keep mudith of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Eastern Body, Western Mind: This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and easstern for a more accessible presentation. 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.
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.
Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly integrates Western psychology and the Eastern chakra system, including a westenr introduction from the author.
Applies the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment. Previous edition has sold anodwa than 55, copies.
Paperbackpages. Published August 1st by Celestial Arts first published December Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Eastern Body, Western Mindplease sign up.
Trying to decide if I should get the paperback or the Kindle version. Maureen not lots of pictures, but there are charts so paperback edition would be more accessible. See 1 question about Eastern Body, Western Mind…. Lists with This Book. Apr 20, Jennifer Shreve rated it really liked it.
A yoga teacher references a book that sounds interesting to me: It’s a book about chakras, that new age rainbow bullshizzy that makes me cringe. But I keep reading and surprise, surprise, it’s really good.
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 disco Imagine my horror. 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 life.
So if you lean to the east and are willing to overlook a few awkward exercises, then I highly recommend this book. View all 4 comments.
Dec 27, Andrea rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book took me a very long time to read, and not just because it’s huge.
Extremely helpful in raising compassion and deep understanding of our broken ways. 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 judkth and resonate deeply. If you’re new to mind-body therapies and the chakra mudith, this book might indeed be the only one to bridge the gap between esoteric and highly practical.
I’ve read a LOT of New Agey chakra books and a good deal of Western psychology studies, but easterm book is truly unique in its synthesis of the two. Fascinating information, but most importantly, healing information! Mar 10, Monica rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is right up my alley. If you’re interested in chakras and yoga and how we actually think psychologythis book has it all.
I’m mlnd 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. Feb 27, Teresa rated it it was bt Recommends it for: Everyone, beacuse everyone is mentioned in it.
When I bought this book 3 days ago, I had no idea what a chakra was. But having been plagued with a feeling that ‘something is wrong’ for the last year or so, I was led right to it. I’m sure the eastefn had something to do with it as well being that I’m half Japanese- though opposite the title, I live mudith a very western body and have always thought with a more eastern mind. 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.
Th When I bought this book 3 days ago, I had no idea what a chakra was.
This book made me angry, relieved, sad, excited, determined, and everything in between. It led me to another book, by Alice Miller which I bought this afternoon and devoured in 3 hours. For the first time in months, I know I’m on the right path. Dec 19, Lesley rated it it was amazing.
This book made all the western psychology I’ve read over the years make sense. The author describes the development of the chakras with reference to traditional western theories of psychological development.
The result is that it puts the psychology in the BODY, and illuminates the reasons why the asana practice can be so emotional and psychologically liberating. It’s not in your head! It’s in your body.
And, it makes approaching jhdith issues through the physical body seem reasonable. Talkin This book made all the western psychology I’ve read over the years make sense.
Talking things out forever is not the fix for all problems or all people. We are complicated systems. This is a wonderful book for thinking about it. This miind 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. Judith has a a stellar reputation that is well-deserved.
I appreciate the combination of the disciplines she has expertise in, and the sense she’s made for us of the esoteric and the mundane in combination. 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.
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 your world.
Dec 25, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. I can’t get aodea how great this book was. It covers material in nearly every other book out there that I’ve read so far which is possibly too many — plus has given several insights and references to other books and areas I’m not as aware of.
She perfectly aligns the theories of western psychology into eastern spirituality beautifully.
Eastern Body, Western Mind Book Review
Each chapter describes what each chakra will look like in excess, deficien I can’t get over how great this book was. Each chapter describes what each chakra will look like in excess, deficiency, and balanced. She also goes into the somatics body language that can show the state of the chakra, as well as general words to describe each so you can easily reflect upon each chakra for yourself and others.
At the end of each chapter, she also lists various methods and techniques in order to help balance each chakra. At the end of the book, she explains how to create an assessment for yourself or a client.
She also gives plenty of pointers and tips for anyone who is working as a therapist. Since it is a book covering a very wide variety of topics, there are definitely other books that someone interested in the field may want to read to better understand certain blocks and methods. However, this book I could being a great resource to look back to for reference.
It’s a great “base” to work off of. Jul 02, Dana Wilk rated it it was amazing. Jul 24, Steffan Bard rated it it was wsetern. Very insightful into the many facets of human behavior and psychology and westerb.
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In fact the integrative nature of the book and its explanations is often what makes it so intriguing and insightful. 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 f Excellent book.
Underlying almost any behavior or tendency, positive or negative, bosy 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 judifh 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.
I anticipate coming 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. Mund in all, this book is an excellent guide to the self and the spiritual journey and path to self-actualization or enlightenment. Apr 20, Judy Croome rated it it was amazing. The third time I’ve read this book. Each time, I’ve gained more insight and grown a little bit deeper.
Easily accessible while dealing with profund spiritual and psyhcological matters, Anodea Judith’s revised edition is still wesetrn life changer. You can use this book to help you face some pretty dark and scary shadows in your unconscious.
After the journey, the insights gained are rewarding. A really good look at the chakra system if you are into that sort of thing! She uses a l A really good look at the chakra system if you are into that sort of thing!
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.
Feb 02, Wyndy Carr rated it it was amazing.