Energy healing is a form of holistic medicine that seeks to balance your body’s energy levels to achieve the optimum physical, mental and spiritual state. It does this by working with your body’s energy circuits to restore balance and promote your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
What is Energy Healing?
Your recurring stomachache may not be from something you ate, but rather an imbalance of energy in a specific point of your body. The same holds true for ongoing headaches, chronic slumped-forward posture and other physical ailments or even personality characteristics that are making you miserable. Energy healing aims to fix that.
Energy healers can use a variety of hands-on and hands-off techniques to channel energy to specific bodily areas that need it most. Chakras serve as your body’s energy centers, and targeting specific chakras can result in an overall improvement in areas related to those specific chakras as well as other areas in your life. Each chakra corresponds to specific set of bodily systems and functions.
Chakra Balancing & Healing
That aforementioned stomachache, for instance, may be stemming from an imbalance in your third chakra, which is linked to digestion. Your chronic slumped-forward posture could indicate an imbalance of energy in your fourth chakra, the one associated with your heart. The seven chakras are:
- Seventh: Crown chakra, or Sahasrara. Linked to enlightenment and spiritual development.
- Sixth: Third eye chakra, or Ajna. Linked to imagination.
- Fifth: Throat chakra, Visuddha. Linked to conveying our voice to the world.
- Fourth: Heart chakra, Anahata. Linked to harmony and peace.
- Third: Navel chakra, or Manupura. Linked to metabolism, personal power and vitality.
- Second: Hips and genitals, or Svadisthana. Linked to emotional flow, opening to pleasure.
- First chakra: Root chakra, or Mauladhara. Linked to being grounded, self-care.
How Energy Becomes Unbalanced
Your energy levels can become unbalanced for any number of reasons. Perhaps a big move or other major life change left you stressed out. Tension stored in your root chakra could leave you feeling ungrounded, chronically worried and coming down with a nasty cold. A nasty breakup could likewise affect your heart chakra, leaving you perpetually slumped forward and depressed.
Imbalances don’t always come from a single event, but can also occur from a lifelong habit of not properly releasing negative emotions, tension and stress.
Relief with Reiki Energy Healing
A number of energy healing methods can help with chakra balancing, with Reiki energy healing one of the more common. Reiki energy healing restores proper energy balance to your chakras with healing hands placed on specific points on your feet that correspond to the chakra where you require balancing.
Other forms of hands-on healing include acupuncture and tapping techniques. Yoga can also be helpful for energy healing if you engage in specific poses that target your affected chakras. Whichever method you chose, the goals are the same: restored balance, healing and an improvement in your overall well-being.