Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

A 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

“A useful tool for contemplating our strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate approaches to growth.”—Yoga Journal

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.

Anodea Judith, Ph.D., is a leading authority on the integration of chakras and therapeutic issues. She is the author of the chakra classic Wheels of Life, along with several other books, audio courses, and the video The Illuminated Chakras. She has a Ph.D. in health and human services, an M.A. in clinical psychology, and additional training in bioenergetics, trauma recovery, yoga therapy, and shamanism. She lives in Sebastopol, California, and travels extensively with trainings and workshops.

ISBN: 9781587612251

ISBN-10: 9781587612251

Publisher: Celestial Arts

Publication Date: 08/01/2004 - 12:00am

On Sale: 08/01/2004 - 12:00am

Pages: 504

Language: English


Psychology / Movements / Transpersonal

Body, Mind & Spirit / Healing / Energy (Qigong, Reiki, Polarity)

Self-help / Spiritual