For most people, it’s a word they don’t hear every day. But chakras are key to understanding the healing power of energy medicine.
So what are chakras? Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means “wheel” or “disk.” Encompassing targeted energy points in your body, chakras are akin to spinning energy disks that must remain open and aligned. Correspondents to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body, chakras influence our overall emotional and physical well-being.
The body contains seven major chakras each consisting of seven layers and are centers of concentrated energy. Every major chakra in the human body is a focal point of swirling energy placed at one of seven points, spanning from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Where the apexes deliver their energy to the organs, the chakras immerse the organs in their energies. Each chakra delivers energy to specific organs, exemplifies a divergent facet of your personality, and resonates (proportionately, from the bottom to the top chakra) with one of seven universal principles having to do with survival, creativity, identity, love, expression, comprehension, or transcendence.
Your chakras are powerful because they also encode your experiences in their energies—akin to how memories are biologically encoded in your neurons. An impression of every single emotionally meaningful event you have experienced is believed to be stored in your chakra energies.
Some energy medicine practices, such as Energy Girl, focus on Chakra Clearing—and for good reason. Benefits of Chakra Clearing include improved health and a heightened sense of well-being. Because chakras are an extraordinary energy system that retain memories of everything you do, say, think, and feel, they affect your organs, hormones, emotions, mental health, and spiritual health.
Chakra Clearing allows you to:
• Clear blocked emotional energy, archaic patterns, and negative emotions
• Open the energetic frequencies and higher states of consciousness at will
• Watch your life head in the direction that you desire during your session
• Attain well-being
• Become grounded, secure, confident, and connected to your own body
• Become aware of your emotions, but not inundated by them
• Be self-confident and able to reveal your desires without intimidating others
• Become compassionate and loving, able to form and maintain healthy relationships
• Become capable of speaking your own truth
• Get in touch with your instincts
Discover Connecting Chakras
Chakras that speak to each other—that’s the ultimate in energy well-being. Discover how to connect yours in this step-by-step guide on connecting chakras that can be completed as an individual energy exercise or after clearing chakras.
Reiki Chakra Manipulation
Reiki chakras can also be manipulated; this involves performing a test to see which pathways are open and closed before a session, sending Reiki to the closed conduits, and resetting them during a Reiki session. When hands are placed directly above the corresponding seven major chakra centers that are undergoing any imbalances, these centers can be rebalanced to promote better health. The goal is for chakras to always be 100 percent open after a Reiki session.
Animals and Chakra
Animals have chakras too. The same techniques used on humans can also promote improved health and well-being through the healing benefits of Reiki.