As the architecture of the soul, the chakra system is the yoke of yoga—the means whereby mind and body, heaven and earth, and spirit and matter are joined together in the divine union that is the true meaning of yoga. In this long-awaited book by acclaimed chakra expert Anodea Judith, you will learn how to use yoga’s principles and practices to awaken the subtle body of energy and connect with your highest source. Using seven vital keys to unlock your inner temple, you will be guided through practices that open and activate each chakra through postures, bioenergetic exercises, breathing practices, mantras, guided meditation, and yoga philosophy. With beautiful step-by-step photographs for each of the poses, along with guidelines for deeper alignment and activation of the energy body, this book is a valuable resource for teachers and students alike. Praise: “Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga is a wonderful companion to her decades of books and teachings. Providing exploration through yogic methods for liberating, transforming, and balancing our energetic body and life, it is a gift to the world.”—Shiva Rea, founder of Prana Vinyasa and author of Tending the Heart Fire “For decades, I have been waiting, wishing, longing for such a book as Anodea Judith’s Chakra Yoga. As always with Anodea, the book is exquisitely presented, deep, practical, inspiring, easy to follow, contemporary. A MUST HAVE. Enjoy the ride!”—Margot Anand, author of The Art of Everyday Ecstasy
Chakra yoga is simultaneously a template for transformation and a profound formula for wholeness. Anodea Judith's Chakra Yoga shows you how to focus on these sacred centers using specific postures, pranayama (breathing techniques), mantras, imagery, and meditation.
As portals between the physical and spiritual planes, the chakras offer unparalleled opportunities for growth, healing, and transformation. Anodea Judith’s classic introduction to the chakra system, which has sold over 200,000 copies, has been completely updated and expanded. It includes revised chapters on relationships, evolution, and healing, and a new section on raising children with healthy chakras. Wheels of Life takes you on a powerful journey through progressively transcendent levels of consciousness. View this ancient metaphysical system through the light of new metaphors, ranging from quantum physics to child development. Learn how to explore and balance your own chakras using poetic meditations and simple yoga movements—along with gaining spiritual wisdom, you’ll experience better health, more energy, enhanced creativity, and the ability to manifest your dreams. Praise: “Wheels of Life is the most significant and influential book on the chakras ever written.” — John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga
Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges science and spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the 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. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned 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 new 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 more than 55,000 copies
Author: Anothea Judith
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Chakras are energy centres within the body, centres of organization that receive, assimilate and transmit life force energy. Your physical, mental and emotional well-being depend on the state of each of these important centres within you. In this book, world expert on the chakras and bestselling author Anodea Judith explores the chakra system from root to crown, sharing practical exercises for healing and balancing each of these important aspects of your life. She provides comprehensive and clear information to enable you to take charge of your well-being by repairing imbalances in your energetic body.
This book explores:
The meaning, function and purpose of each chakra
The childhood developmental stage in which that chakra is primarily programmed and how this affects your emotional and physical states later in life
Excessive, deficient and balanced states of each chakra
Personal identities relating to the chakras (physical, emotional, egoic, social, creative, archetypal, universal)
The 4 energetic currents dependent on the chakras: liberation and manifestation, reception and expression
The archetypal element related to each chakra (earth, water, fire, air, sound, light and thought)
Techniques for working with your chakras (bioenergetic exercises, yoga, breathing, chanting, colours, meditating and understanding your psychological history)
You saw the movies and read the books, but your powers of manifestation still seem to be missing the mark. Don't throw in the towel just yet. With Creating on Purpose, innovative teachers Anodea Judith and Lion Goodman present a comprehensive, systematic method for manifesting your highest aspirations on the physical plane. Shared with thousands in their popular nationwide workshops, this unique, step-by-step approach guides readers through a rich study of the inner self, the outer world, and how finally to connect the two. At the heart of this work are the energy centres known as the chakras, which form a ready-made map for navigating "the broad terrain between heaven and earth". Readers learn how to understand and integrate the top-down flow of energy between chakras—the key to effective change in alignment with our highest good. This book offers tools for handling the obstacles that inevitably arise at each chakra level, so that your dreams become reality. Whether your dreams are large or small, personal or global, this map for manifestation will guide you toward their realization.
Author: Anodea Judith
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Positing that modern society is an adolescent culture, driven by greed and power and lying on the cusp of an era of spiritual growth and shifting values, this book explores mythic themes in various historical eras to explain the past, present, and future of the human experience. It suggests that the world is facing a rite of passage into adulthood and that a time of cooperation, stabilization, and sharing is approaching. With an original theory of history based on developmental psychology, including an analysis of masculine and feminine archetypes, this thoughtful guide weaves the narratives of human history and individuals' experiences into a path of enlightenment and a way to catalyze social change.
Author: Anodea Judith
Publisher: Hay House
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Chakras are energy centers within the body, centers of organization that receive, assimilate, and transmit life force energy. Our physical, mental and emotional states depend on the state of each of these energy points. In this book, world expert on chakras and bestselling author Anodea Judith explores the chakra system as a whole and teaches you how to work with it to heal the most important aspects of your life. She provides comprehensive and clear information to enable you to take your well-being into your own hands by repairing any imbalances in your energetic body. This book explores: . The meaning, function, and purpose of each chakra . Childhood developmental stage in which that chakra is primarily programmed and how this affects our emotional and physical states later in life . Excess, deficiency, and balanced states of the chakras . States of consciousness and personal identities relating to the chakras (physical, emotional, egoic, social, creative, archetypal, universal) . The 4 energetic currents dependent on the chakras: liberation and manifestation, reception and expression . The archetypal element related to each chakra (earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, and thought) . Techniques for working with your chakras (yoga, breathing, meditating, chanting, colors, psychological history, etc.) and much more! "
You may have seen the movies and read the books about manifestation, but your power to create your dreams still seems to be missing the mark. Don't throw in the towel yet—there's a radically new approach that may reveal the missing piece of the puzzle. With Creating on Purpose, innovative teachers Anodea Judith and Lion Goodman present a comprehensive, systematic method for realizing your highest aspirations. Shared with thousands in their popular nationwide workshops, this unique, step-by-step approach guides us through a rich study of the inner self, the outer world, and how to connect the two to make your dreams come true. Manifestation is the process of bringing the spiritual and material together to create a better life for yourself, your family, and your community, explain Anodea and Lion. At the heart of this work are the energy centers known as the chakras, which offer us a profound formula for wholeness, a template for transformation, and a sacred map for manifestation. Learn how to make use of the top-down flow of energy between chakras—an ancient key to effective change, and a way of aligning our desires with our highest good, as you explore: Chakra Seven: Consciousness Creates—Receive guidance and grace, clarify ideas into intention, and clear limiting beliefs Chakra Six: Vision Vitalizes—Imagine possibilities, discover your purpose, and visualize your path to fulfillment Chakra Five: Conversation Catalyzes—Tell your story, refine your mission, and set goals to chart your course Chakra Four: Love Enlivens—Find the right relationships, establish your network, and co-create with beauty and love Chakra Three: Power Produces—Become proactive, strengthen your will, and handle distractions and obstacles Chakra Two: Pleasure Pleases—Ride the river of passion, balance masculine and feminine energies, and attract what you want and need Chakra One: Matter Matters—Honor your commitments, inhabit your body, and complete every cycle “When you align your heavenly wisdom with the love in your heart and combine your future vision with your unique skills and abilities,” write Anodea and Lion, “you can begin to drive your vehicle toward your destiny, giving your gifts for the benefit of all beings.” Here is your opportunity to participate in this important work through Creating on Purpose.
Author: Alan Finger
Publisher: Shambhala Pocket Classics
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Health & Fitness
Accompanied by a CD containing guided meditations, visualizations, and breathing techniques, a guide to the chakra yoga explains how to balance the seven chakras or energy centers of the body while holding specific yoga poses to promote overall health and well-being. Original. 25,000 first printing.
"Ecstasy is about waking up and finding that you are in love with life." Most people think of ecstasy in terms of sexual ecstasy, which Tantric sex expert Margot Anand wrote about in her bestselling The Art of Sexual Ecstasy. Now, in The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, Anand expands our definition of ecstasy and shows how we can harness its energy to help us live, work, and love more passionately, joyfully, and with true spiritual focus. Our modern, work-obsessed, stress-filled culture--what Anand calls the "anti-ecstatic conspiracy"--has dulled our spirits, thrown us off balance, and alienated us from meaningful everyday experiences. In this inspirational journey toward finding the healing nature of ecstasy, Anand explains how the two types of ecstatic experiences--the moments of epiphany called Ecstatic Awakenings, and EveryDay Ecstasy, or the Ecstasy of Flow, a connection to our power and inner wisdom--can help us move beyond pain and doubt to reach our highest potential. Based on the spiritual path of Tantra, Anand shows how to use the natural energy system of our bodies--the seven chakras--as a map to ecstasy. As she guides us through the chakras, she explains how each one plays an important role in transforming energy into erotic passion, healing, empowerment, compassion, creativity, insight, and gratitude. Blocked chakras manifest themselves in surprising ways; wholeness can be achieved only when all of the chakras are open with energy flowing freely. By transforming negative behavioral patterns into positive ones and strengthening ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we can improve our health, sex life, career, relationships, and find profound meaning in everyday moments. With personal anecdotes, exercises, meditations, and rituals, The Art of Everyday Ecstasy shows us how to bring ecstatic energy into the body, mind, heart, and spirit--"to embrace every moment in our totality, to respond bodily, feel from the heart, perceive with clarity, and be fully present to others and to life."
Author: Shiva Rea
Publisher: Sounds True
Release Date: 2014-04-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow." The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life. Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart. This diverse treasury is filled with mediations, life guidance, seasonal rituals, and daily practices, including: Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the daily, weekly, lunar, and solar cycles of manifestation and renewal Aligning with the seasons—how to adapt your diet, exercise, and yoga rhythms throughout the annual cycle Ways to honor the great sacred holidays, rites, and festivals Awakening of sahaja—the natural flow at the origins and source of yoga asana and sacred embodiment at the heart of yoga and Tantra Skills for tending your inner fire in every aspect of life and healing imbalances that can support a renewable energy lifestyle A visual teaching with over a hundred full-color images, including reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and ancient poetry for inspiration The legacy of the Heart Fire is more than eight hundred thousand years old—and in our modern world, we need more than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant field that transcends time, space, and culture. "The direct awakening of the heart often happens when we are at a crisis point, when the armor of our heart has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us return to the power and magnificence of our hearts—as living fire, as intelligent energy and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating guide toward love, creativity, and deep knowing of our true sacred nature."