Anodea Judith is a thought leader and respected expert on the interpretation of the Chakras and how they relate to both life experiences and therapeutic issues. Eastern Body, Western Mind is a great book because it goes well beyond your basic Chakra learning. This book breaks down how each Chakra develops throughout our lives and how certain life experiences can manifest themselves in the development, or lack thereof, of particular Chakras. Understanding your Chakra system is key to keeping your vibration high. This book will help you to begin to understand when a particular Chakra is out of wack, understand why it may be unbalanced, identify how that manifests in your mind and body, and also offer great details on how you can work towards balancing that Chakra.
If you are looking for a deep dive into the Chakra system so that you can understand your own personal power to heal both emotional and physical pains, this is the book for you. Give yourself time to read and digest this book. It offers tons of information that may take some time to truly understand and process in a way that is useful for your own implementation.
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self
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.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 framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics and applying the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment.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 and then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance.