Author Anodea Judith, Ph.D., is a respected scholar of the chakra system and how to adapt this information to a Western lifestyle. Anodea Judith writes from a place of practical experience and scholarship. For more than 35 years she’s drawn people to her workshops on yoga, psychology, and the chakras at distinguished sites like the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires.
Anodea Judith utilizes numerous charts and clear organization to allow readers to browse her text easily. She’s made it simple for you to find topics relevant to your practice or life. She seamlessly combines her contemporary training in psychology with ancient Eastern philosophy and practices. Each chapter in “Eastern Body Western Mind” focuses on one chakra. Judith begins the chapter with a description of the chakra’s characteristics. From there she moves into the realm of psychology, exploring childhood developmental patterns, abuses, and traumas. Finally she explains how to use the chakra system to heal and maintain balance. Judith’s text is illuminated with case studies and personal anecdotes you’ll find interesting. Her book is a sound investment for therapists and their clients, spiritual seekers, and the curious. –
- Paperback, 504 pages.
- Published by Celestial Arts, revised edition (Aug. 2004).
- Includes a new introduction from the author.
- Anodea Judith applies the concepts of the chakra system to issues like codependence, addiction, sexuality, personal empowerment, and family dynamics.