Chakra is an ancient Sanskrit word
meaning disk or wheel.
The Chakras are our energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our body. There are seven major chakras in the human body and they are associated with our physical, mental and emotional well being. The seven major Chakras correspond to the endocrine system. The chakric vortexes express life force on an energetic level, and the endocrines express that same energy on a physical level.
When these Chakras are out of balance or blocked we experience mental, physical and emotional ill being. You will feel depleted, defeated, depressed, and out of sorts. When the body manifests illness, such as heart disease, thyroid problems, irritable bowels, there will be a blockage or weakness in the correlated chakra. When the chakras are in balance, and there is a free flow of energy, we experience wellness, good health, emotional stability, mental clarity and spiritual connectedness.
Try this guided meditation to cleanse your chakras on your own.
Reiki Healing and Chi
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is administered by "laying on hands" and has been practiced since ancient times. While Reiki is spiritual in nature it is not a religion.
It is an intuitive healing
process that involves the mind, body and soul and sets all of
these aspects of your being into harmonious balance using the "universal life energy", also know by the Chinese word "chi." Chi is the non physical energy used by all healers, yogis, shaman, and martial artists. The universal life energy, or chi, is a powerful, vibrating force of light energy.
Chi is subject to thoughts and feelings. If you have positive thoughts, your chi will flow freely. Conversely, negative thoughts will block your chi flow. As a certified Reiki practitioner, my job is to get your chi flowing freely along the pathways of the body that we call chakras and meridians. When your chi is flowing freely all of your organs and every cell in your body is being nourished with the universal life energy. When your chi is blocked or disrupted, it causes diminished functioning and disease in the body and mind.
In my Reiki treatment sessions I will use essential oils and healing stones. The qualities of these organic materials aid in the release of blocked energy.
How do Yoga, Reiki, Chakra Balancing and other alternative healing practices work together?
A POWERFUL SYNERGY IS AT WORK
The asanas (exercises) used in yoga very much correspond to and target the energy lines, meridians and Chakras (energy centers) of the human body. As we practice the yoga asanas, we are opening and balancing the Chakras. In much the same way that the science of acupuncture uses the energy meridians to clear blocked "chi" (energy.) Additionally, Reiki practitioners are trained to identify blocked energy and work on releasing the energy to flow freely so that the client experiences physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being. In addition to intuitive methods of healing, I will use healing stones and essential oils, to open the chakras, during a Reiki healing session. These practices work together in harmony with your body and with the universal life energy.
Ancient Healing Practice Meets Quantum Physics
One of the most exciting developments in the ancient field of energy healing, is that modern day science, particularly one of the most complex aspects, namely quantum physics is proving what Buddha knew intuitively. If you would like to see two short videos that explain these developments, please visit these two U-Tube links.