Chakra healing can be defined as a process aiming at influencing how energy moves through the chakras of the human body. It is often referred to as chakra balancing because its goal is to restore the optimal balance between the energy centers.
What is chakra healing?
When the chakra system functions properly, it is characterized by several properties:
Balance, overall equilibrium
Distinction between the different quality of energies or frequencies associated with each chakra
Appropriate intensity or level of energy of each chakra
Appropriate direction (clockwise or counterclockwise)
Appropriate polarity (inward and outward flow, or reception and expression)
It’s important to note that a chakra does not function on its own. It is part of a dynamic interrelated series of energy centers forming an entire system. Understanding what chakra healing means involves not only knowing how each individual chakra functions, but also how they interact with each other.
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The state of our chakra is impacted by life experiences. It’s as if our experiences imprint energetic patterns into the chakras and influence they way they work. Negative experiences have a particularly strong impact as they often result in raising defenses, translating in suppression or contraction of the energy flowing through the chakras.
This is what happens when we talk about a chakra blockage. Even though imbalances are often described in terms of “closed” or “blocked” chakra, it is more accurate to use the images of diminution or increase of energy flow. When a chakra is “blocked”, it means that the amount and quality of energy it produces and flowing through it is highly reduced.
Chakra healing aims at supporting a balanced flow of energy throughout the whole body or on specific parts of the body.
What influences the chakras’ balance in our daily lives?
When we are stimulated in our daily experiences, whether it’s through a direct physical stimulation or an emotional one, there’s a little change electromagnetically in our body that is registered through our chakras. The direction and quality of energy orchestrated by each chakra changes and the overall system balance fluctuates.
The cultural environment also has an impact the balance of our chakras. For instance, in a culture where mental abilities, rationality and scientific approaches are primarily valued, we can see a tendency to have a third chakra overpowering the whole system.
The way we live also has an impact, especially whether we take time to connect to a natural rhythm and earth elements. Spending your day sitting at a desk or in front a computer may translate into having very sparse energy in the first two chakras, limiting important supply and grounding for the whole system.
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The philosophical foundations of chakra healing
The philosophical premises behind chakra healing may vary depending on the tradition and healer. Here are the most commonly accepted theories.
There are two main flows of energies contributing to the balance of the chakra system: An upward flow coming from the earth’s magnetic field going up the chakras, and a downward flow coming from a universal, all encompassing energy. These two main currents of energy are said to balance the whole system. Another view emphasizes the upward feeding flow of energy from the root chakra and up.
This dualism in sources of energies is reminiscent of the old philosophical question of “mind over matter” and the origins and causes of the psyche and consciousness. For the sake of clarity, we’ll focus on how the energy moves through the chakras and ways to balance it, instead of debating the philosophical underpinnings of chakra theory.
Lizzy is editor in chief of Chakra Magazine and chakras.info. She is trained in several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Healing Touch. In addition she has spent many years studying ancient traditions such as the chakra system and Tibetan spirituality. She merges this knowledge with her passion for sharing information through journalism. Her mission is to offer accurate, up-to-date, reliable resources about topics that matter to readers with regards to the chakra systems.
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