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Episode 16 – Dr. Anodea Judith

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The Chakra System - Dr. Anodea Judith

Here in the Western Hemisphere, we tend to believe that we have all of the answers.  We make ourselves feel that with our large brains, our frontal lobes and our fancy laboratories we can solve any sickness, illness or problem with a little white (or sometimes perhaps yellow) pill.  However, the rest of the world realizes that humans have been treating most of these problems for thousands of years with a combination of medicines, therapies, etc.  Although I am a firm believer that Western medicine has played a major role in increasing life expectancy and decreasing sickness, I do think that a combination of numerous approaches is always going to be the best.  For this reason, we here at Smart People Podcast are always keeping our calendar open to speak with educated professionals in various medical fields.  This week’s guest is Dr. Anodea Judith – one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the Chakra System for the Western lifestyle.  She is the founder and director of Sacred Centers, and holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health, is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher, with lifelong studies of healing, history, sociology, and systems theory. Expand your knowledge and culture yourself a little with this week’s episode!

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


4 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Alicia

    Wow! Best explanation of chakras I’ve ever heard! I’ve been doing yoga for several years off and on and I do experience extremely helpful shifts in my body, mind and emotional state when I do it regularly – it’s so just difficult to keep it up!!! :) Sounds like you’re going through a similar experience with meditation. I also tried meditation and found it too difficult to just try and clear my mind – so I have tried focusing on my breathing and. each time I try, it triggers my asthma! Funny how the three things that leave me out of breath are climbing mountains quickly, running and focusing on my breath :p Thank goodness for body based meditation – dance and yoga together I’m finding really help me to be more present in body and mind and to interact with others in more responsible, clear headed and compassionate ways (where I never end up regretting the interaction but rather am delighted with what I contributed and how it went).
    Thank you for putting this information out in a non-biased, information for the sake of information kind of way :) If we’re going to build a resilient culture of self-responsible human beings, we have to be well informed and, as I have a feeling you may agree, to be well informed, information MUST be accessible to all!!! Thank you for bringing this to me and everyone else who has heard this clear, respectably sourced description of a pseudo enigma in the ‘metaphysics’ world – I’m on to explore more podcasts! :)

    • smartpeoplepodcast

      Really glad you enjoyed it! We are trying to cover all aspects of numerous topics. We hope you continue to listen and share the word!

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