How to Make the Most of Your Therapy
When a chakra is blocked, it can significantly impact your life. For example, if your fourth chakra is blocked, your heart is closed and that can give way to feelings of anger, jealousy, fear of betrayal, or grief.
Do you find it easy to speak your mind? If the answer is yes, chances are that your throat chakra (your fifth chakra) is open. If this chakra is blocked, it can affect how you convey yourself to the world.
Before your first energy session, spend some time in reflection so that you can go in with a clear purpose. It will help you make the most of your healing session.
Do you have a particular fear that you want to combat? Do you find it hard to speak your mind? Do feelings of jealousy and anger consume you? Do you have daily anxiety? Do you find that your neck and back are stiff, and headaches are becoming more frequent?
If you have multiple goals, write them all down. Discuss them with your chakra therapist and pick one to focus on first, if you can.
What Happens During Chakra Therapy?
Wear comfortable clothing for your chakra reading and try to be well rested. Be prepared to discuss your goals or a particular area you’d like to work on.
Your practitioner will first ask you about your life and what ails you. They will center themselves, connecting to their inner self and universal life energy. They will scan your energy fields with a pendulum to look for any imbalances or sensations. They’ll then choose healing techniques appropriate for your needs. They’ll reassess your energy fields at the end and then ground you (bring you back to an alert state).
The chakra practitioner may place a pouch of stones or colored crystals on your chakra points — each color corresponds to a specific energy point. These colors are part of a New Age interpretation of chakras, intended to help visualize the spiritual journey of healing.
At the end of your session, you’ll discuss the therapy and any sensations or experiences. From there, you’ll develop a plan of self-care. This plan may include setting up another session and techniques and strategies you can use in your real life.
What Can I Expect from Chakra Therapy?
If you’re wondering, What can I expect from chakra therapy, know that it is different for everyone. Depending on what you’re dealing with in your physical and emotional life, your practitioner will work towards reading your energy and determining which of your significant chakras need attention. They’ll discuss what ails you and help you develop a plan to work toward opening your chakras and energy and flow, connecting your mind, body, and spirit.
Researchers believe that the chakra system began in India more than 4,000 years ago. They are an ancient model that describes the human energy system in its various components. Today, through modern technology, we can actually see these seven chakras located near the seven major nerve ganglia that emanate from the spinal column.
The technical stuff…what are chakras?
Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel of light” and denotes a point of intersection where body and mind meet. They are non-anatomical in nature and exist in the energy body known as the etheric body.
Chakras provide a detailed energetic map, allowing the healer to focus energy where it is most needed. The primary focus within energy healing is on the seven major chakras, which run along the central line of the body starting from the base of the spine to the very top of the head. Each of these chakras have a distinct energy function. If energy is blocked in any of these chakras, it can manifest in the form of physical illness, psychological problems, or excessive feelings of stress and anxiety. Energy work removes these energy blockages and restores the energy flow throughout the chakra system, meridians, organs, etc (your entire being) in order to facilitate the healing process.
The fun stuff…why work with the chakras?
It is important to open the chakras and increase our energy flow, because the more energy we let flow, the healthier we are. Illness in the system is caused by an imbalance of energy or a blocking of the flow of energy. Since the chakras serve to vitalize the body, they are directly related to any pathology in the body.
According to Caroline Myss, “Every thought and experience you’ve ever had in your life gets filtered through these chakra databases. Each event is recorded into your cells. In other words, ‘your biography becomes your biology.’ When chakra energy is blocked or misdirected, emotional and physical illness can arise.” Therefore, the state of each chakra reflects the health of a particular area of your body and your life.
The seven chakras take us along the full spectrum of human consciousness. In that way, they provide a formula for wholeness. The lower chakras deal with the more mundane aspects of life and the upper chakras are more spiritual in nature. They vibrate to the color spectrum and are often referred to as the Rainbow Bridge.