What is Chakra healing?
Healing is wholeness. It encompasses our whole essence — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. All healing comes from within and can be initiated from an outside source, which serves to set the healing process in motion. This outside source can appear in many forms, including; Sound, Sense of Touch, and Sense of Sight. No matter which source, it is all Energy.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. A chakra is like a vortex: a constantly revolving wheel of energy. These vortexes connect the subtle bodies and act as transducers for life-force energy.
The chakras themselves are not physical, but they interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the nervous system and the endocrine system. To best understand what chakras are, imagine little highways of energy running through your body. These little highways are called nadis. The nadis are to your energetic, or pranic, body what blood vessels are to your circulatory system.
In our spine is our major energy line called the susumna nadi. Just like the word chakra comes from a Sanskrit term meaning ‘wheel’, according to ancient yogic traditions, the chakras are the places where different energy lines, or naids, meet.
Understanding the Chakra System
According to ancient texts, there are seven major chakras in the human body. All of these lie along the spine, as that is where the susumna nadi is located. Each chakra is associated with different physical and psychological characteristics.
In general, our aim is to rise up through the chakra system. Moving away from acting out of survival and moving to making decisions based on intuition.
This begins at our root chakra, deep in our pelvic region, and progresses upward toward our crown chakra. The idea is that the energy must be able to flow freely through our system, never leaving us stuck in any one place or moment.
Benefits of Chakra Balancing
Balancing the flow of energy through the chakras assures that the entire system is working in harmony. Harmony in your energetic body can mean improvements for your physical body as well.
The more freely energy can flow through us, the more freely we can move throughout our day. Or body, mind, and spirit will be more available to the amazing experiences that surround us each and every day.
It’s hard to really pinpoint the benefits on something like ‘reduced blood pressure’ or ‘improved mental health’ because everyone is different. We’ve got different bodies and different energy compositions. We experience things differently. But the more in balance you are, and this is true for any aspect of your life, the easier it is to handle whatever life throws at you.
I combine Chakra Healing with part of a Reiki Session if this is something which you wish to address as part of your healing.