Hand Chakras and Energy Healing
Open hand chakras are essential for energy healing. If they are blocked or imbalanced, energy flow from the healer will be weak or inconsistent. Reiki and other energy healing modalities use hand positions to help energy get where it is needed, but blocked hand chakras make that difficult.
For self-healing, the same problems arise. Blocked hand chakras create a closed system rather than an open one, preventing energy from flowing freely through your body and getting where it needs to go. In addition, chakra hand positions, or mudras, can help balance the major chakras in the body. Blocked hand chakras will prevent these mudras from being effective.
How to Open the Hand Chakras
There are several methods for opening your hand chakras. One of the simplest is simply holding your hands in water. If possible, use a natural body of water such as a stream or a lake, but a bowl of water will work. As you let your hands rest, imagine the water gently washing away any blockages you might have and replacing them with bright, flowing energy.
Another useful exercise comes from Reiki. To begin, hold your hands with your palms touching each other and gently rub them together. Imagine a glow forming in the palms of your hands. After a moment, slowly bring your hands a few inches apart, still imagining a glowing ball of energy emanating from your palms. Feel the energy. You may feel warmth or tingling as you play with this energy. Move your hands around a bit, letting the energy move and grow. Imagine it flowing from each palm. Finally, bring your palms back together and allow the energy to flow back into your body, healing and energizing you.
Creating art is also excellent for opening chakras. Using your hands will help get creative energy moving through them. Hands-on methods like sculpting are especially good.
Balancing chakras takes time and consistent practice, but these exercises can be done in a few minutes a day. Regular focus on the rest of the chakra system will also help with balancing your hand chakras. Using mudras or Reiki hand positions during your meditation will allow you to work on your hand chakras while healing and balancing other parts of your body.
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.