8 Best Chakra Books We Love

 I started getting into chakra cleansing while I was in university. At the time I read many of the best books and learned all about the “wheels”, prana, nadi, meditation, chakra opening, and more.

As you may know, chakras are ‘Wheels” in the body through which prana runs. The seven chakras are each related to different health benefits, and opening the chakras leads to overall health and wellbeing. Understanding this system and the exercises involved in it can help to improve your wellbeing. And what better way to learn than with some books. 

Best Chakra Books [LIST]

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Chakra Healing

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Chakra Healing is a truly exceptional read. What I like most about it is that it goes into great detail on the different methods for healing chakras.

I’ve found that there are many ways to heal the chakras, and I’ve used everything from mantras to mudras to gemstones. And all of that is covered in this book. No wonder it is a number one bestseller on Amazon.

The book has four main chapters:

  • Explanation of chakras.
  • How to unblock chakras with oils, meditation, and crystals.
  • Symptoms of blocked chakras.
  • Healing the symptoms of blocked chakras.

It was written by Reiki master Margarita Alcantara, who does energy healing in New York. I really enjoyed Margarita’s personal writing style, which I find warm and friendly.

Overall, this book gives you many different ways to heal so you can find the best solution for yourself. Originally published in 2017, this is still great in 2022.

It’s available in hardback, paperback, Kindle format, and as an audiobook.

Wheels of Life 

I’m a big fan of Anodea Judith. She’s written two of my books om chakras. Wheels Of Life is an absolute classic. I just love it.

First published in 1987, Wheels of Life was one of the first books to really discuss the chakras in depth. And indeed it was the first book I read when I was just studying the chakras.

Before 1987, very few people knew anything about the chakra system even though it is written about in several esoteric texts. Then this book was released and sold 125,000 copies. And thanks to it, many people, myself included, got their introduction to the chakras.

I was delighted when Judith’s book was expanded and revised. And I love the new version.

If I had to describe this book in one word, I would say “comprehensive”. The current edition offers one of the most in-depth looks at the topic. And thanks to all the updates it is still one of the best chakra books even if it was originally written a couple of decades ago.

I read through the reviews and it seems everyone agrees with me about this book. Reviewers have commented on how the book helps with clearing blocked chakras, especially ones that cause emotional complications.

What I love best about this book is that it teaches you how to activate your chakras in practical ways. Plus it discusses the science

Eastern Body, Western Mind 

What makes this book so amazing to me is the fact that it takes the ancient chakra system and discusses it in a very modern, scientific, and psychological way.

I find Judith’s writing very easy to read. And I dig the organisational charts, which let you use it more like a reference book.

What makes this so exceptional is that Judith relates spiritual beliefs to modern-day science. I find it fascinating to see the spirit-science in action.

The Chakra Bible By Patricia Mercier

In my opinion, this is the most beautifully presented chakra book. And I find it very comprehensive. I learned a lot about stones, energy healing, mantras, and more when I read it.

What makes Patricia Mercier’s book such an excellent read is that it’s so easy to pick up. If you’re a chakra book beginner, you will love this. It covers all the basics, including some work on crystals and yoga.

This is definitely the easiest read on this list. Perfect for beginners.

Chakras and Their Archetypes by Ambika Wauters

This one caught me by surprise and opened my eyes. In it, Ambika Wauters explores how the chakra system affects us on an unconscious level.

The “Archetypes” mentioned in the title are the Jungian archetypes devised by psychologist Carl Jung. And I love the way Wauters brings Jung into it because I am a big fan of Carl Jung.

In the book, Ambika discusses how Jungian archetypes relate to the chakras and how we can create healthier archetypes through cleansing.

Wauters explains how blocks in our being lead to character flaws that harm us. And although I knew this already, I hadn’t thought about it in the way Wauters discusses it.

Activating and balancing the chakras, Wauters says, is the key to healing.

Wauters shares many meditations, exercises and affirmations that help our prana to flow freely so that we can achieve a higher state of being. I tried a lot of the exercises and they definitely did help me.

6: The Ultimate Guide To Chakras

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This is perhaps the most comprehensive book about chakras that I have ever read. If you own this one you probably won’t ever need to buy another. It’s kind of like an encyclopedia.

Written by Athena Perrakis [Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sage Goddess], The Ultimate Guide To Chakras offers unparalleled depth into the topic of chakra cleansing. And despite its depth, I found it easy to read. And I also really loved the artwork.

The book covers everything from runes to gemstones to rituals, and there is a fascinating section on the history of chakras and the ancient deities, which I found inspiring. The DIY projects are really fun too!  

It’s available in Kindle and paperback format.

7: The Book of Chakras

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If you’re a beginner, you will love how easy-to-read this book is. I loved how it introduced the chakras and explained the chakras, nadi, meridians, and chakra healing. Although it’s written like a textbook and I don’t normally like that style, I found it enjoyable to read.

This is one of the few chakra books that I have read that also discusses chakras for Christians, which could either be a plus or a minus depending on your views. Either way, I found it interesting.

8. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Chakras

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This is an incredibly comprehensive book that covers virtually everything. Author Cyndi Dale discusses the energy systems of the body and how they interact with one another. Included in the book are sections on the science, history, and practices of the chakras.

I found this to be an excellent book for learning about chakras. The chakra healing techniques in the book are easy to understand and well presented. Oh yeah, it’s also massive at 1000 pages!

I’d like to mention the classics

Without the following books, the chakra system never would have become as popular as it is today. 

  • First, they were mentioned in the Vedas
  • Their popularity burgeoned with Sir John Woodroffe’s 1919 The Serpent Power
  • Then again with Charles W. Leadbeater’s 1927 book The Chakras (which is where the chakra colours come from despite often being misrepresented as part of yogic lore).
  • Finally, thanks to the highly influential Anatomy of the Spirit [1996] by Caroline Myss.

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By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison BSc is a qualified meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in teaching meditation and mindfulness both to individuals and to corporations.

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