Chakra Balancing Theory
An understanding of the chakra system gives us an insight into the way the human energy field operates and this can be a useful aide to our work. As Reiki flows to where it is needed most, we get good feedback if we target the correct areas. Suddenly, because it is needed there will be a rush of energy through us to that area.
Although there are hundreds of chakras, there are seven major ones that usually are dealt with in healings. These start at the bottom of the spinal cord, at the coccyx bone, and reach up along the spinal cord all the way to the top of the head. The Yoga Philosophy is the ideal to develop chakra awareness and chakra health. Breathing and body positions are practiced gently in order to relax the mind and gain flexibility in the body, and to balance the chakras. The goal of any spiritual practice is to be able to find the balance between heaven and earth, body and spirit, grounding and universality. In order to reach this balance, a flow of energy from the earthly planet must be able to move vertically, from the feet, up the legs and spine to the top of the head and beyond, where we connect to the higher sources of energy. When the flow is blocked anywhere along the way by an imbalanced chakra, we cannot reach the self-awareness and awakening that is our ultimate goal.
In keeping with the Holistic approach to wellness, Chakra balancing addresses both the body and spirit. At one level, clearing the chakras heal the physical body by releasing stored blocks accumulated through a lifetime of traumas and negative experiences. Once these blocks are gone, the body can return to its original natural state of perfect health, and the results will be readily noticed. At another level, healthy chakras allow the flow of pure energy to move freely from the lower to the higher chakras, and the natural state of abundance, prosperity and joy can be realized. Chakra balancing is vital for those who want speed up their spiritual advancement, but is equally important for those wanting to maintain physical and mental health.
So as we begin to integrate Chakra Theory into our work, it is important to understand that there is a symbiotic relationship between the Chakras and Reiki. Reiki provides us with a structure in which to work, the 7 Chakras are the map of the human energy system that can be used as a guide for treatment. In giving Reiki, an understanding of the aspects of each of the 7 chakras can be of great value, as patterns of emotional or psychological behavior are assigned to particular chakras. This can help us to target the area most needing of the energy field when giving a treatment.
It is not our job to diagnose, give spiritual or psychological counseling unless we are qualified in that area.