When it comes to the best books on chakras, you’re spoiled for choice because there are hundreds of chakra books out today.
Whether you’re new to chakra cleansing or you’ve been doing it for years, there are many excellent chakra books you’ll definitely want to check out. And you might also want to read some books on meditation too.
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.
Thousands of THE DAILY MEDITATION’s readers have been digging my guide to chakra meditation.
Definitely read that link above because it includes a powerful way to open the chakras. But maybe you want to learn a little more about the chakras. In which case, there are many publications in 2021 that you will absolutely love reading.
The only bad thing about the number of chakra books (and books in general) is the online reviews. Because we are now in an age where a lot of authors pay for Amazon reviews, meaning you can’t trust them. That’s why I hope the list of the best chakra books will help. They are all books I have read myself and ones that I personally found incredibly useful and well-written.
Chakra healing is also something I cover in my online meditation lessons so be sure to book a session with me today.
Best Chakra Books [LIST]
As well as the books below, I’ve written lists of the best books on specific topics.
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Chakra Healing is a truly exceptional read. It goes into great detail on the different methods for healing chakras, and it covers everything from mantras to gemstones. There is a reason this is a number one bestseller on Amazon: it is brilliant.
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. She is known for the personal approach she gives to her clients, and she shares that personal touch in this book. It 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 2021.
It’s available in hardback, paperback, Kindle format, and as an audiobook.
Wheels of Life
Anodea Judith is the author of two of the best chakra books. 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. Before then, very few people knew anything about this spiritual system. Then 125,000 people bought this book, and the world started to awaken to the importance of this spiritual practice.
Being a classic, it’s no surprise to see that Judith’s book has been expanded and revised. 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 in 2021, even if it was originally written a couple of decades ago.
Many 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.
Eastern Body, Western Mind
Anodea Judith’s other best book on chakras is this one: Eastern Body, Western Mind.
What makes this publication so amazing is the fact that it takes the ancient chakra system and discusses it in a very modern, scientific, and psychological way. Judith’s excellent writing makes this such an easy read. And there are organisational charts that let you use it more like a reference book.
What makes this so exceptional is that Judith relates spiritual beliefs to modern-day science. It’s fascinating to see the spirit-science in action.
The Chakra Bible By Patricia Mercier
This is a beautifully presented publication that covers all the most important information about the seven chakras. It discusses stones, healing, mantras, and a whole lot more.
What makes this such an excellent read is that it’s so easy to pick up. If you’re a 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
In this one, Ambika Wauters explores how the chakra system affects us on an unconscious level. This book is a really helpful tool for balancing and healing.
The “Archetypes” mentioned in the title are the Jungian archetypes devised by psychologist Carl Jung. In the book, Ambika discusses how these 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. 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.
6: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHAKRAS
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 book on chakras. It’s kind of like an encyclopedia for the chakras.
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, it is an easy-to-read book. The artwork is simply the icing on the cake.
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. The DIY projects are really fun too!
It’s available in Kindle and paperback format.
7: The Book of Chakras
If you’re a chakra books beginner, you will love how easy-to-read this book is. It does a wonderful job of introducing chakras for beginners so that you can start to learn about the nature of the chakras, nadi, and chakra healing. It’s written in the style of a textbook but is 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
This is an incredibly comprehensive book about chakras 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.
This is one of the biggest chakra books ever, at over 1000 pages!
I’d like to mention the classic chakra books.
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  by Caroline Myss.
Which Do You Think Is The Best Chakra Book?
Those are the best chakra books for 2021. I recommend reading all of them because they each offer something unique. Some are more scientific and psychological. Some are very instructional and provide useful guides to cleansing. Of course, you might also like to read my own book, Your Best Meditation, which reveals not just how to cleanse the chakras, but many more meditations as well, so you can achieve complete wellbeing and inner-harmony.
Paul Harrison is a passionate meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in beautiful Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University.
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