Have you been feeling a little afraid of your life lately? Do you not feel as grounded and stable as you used to? Or have there been instances where you have suffered from reproductive or digestive disorders? Do you have a difficult time opening your heart to those who truly care? Is anxiety a frequent visitor in your everyday life?
If one or more of these questions resonate with you, chances are that what you might actually be experiencing is a chakra blockage. So what are chakras – you might ask?
The Sanskrit interpretation of the word “chakra” is “wheel of life” and essentially refers to the different energy centers that are present throughout our body. The 7 major chakras are all aligned in a manner where they correspond to a specific endocrine gland. Every Earthling has these systems of chakras and each chakra represents a specific aspect of our conscious being and its respective functions. There is also a range of extra chakras that are found on the physical body and connect to the energetic realms.
So if you have not been feeling too stable in your life lately, chances are that you might have a root chakra blockage. If you have been having a difficult time with digestive issues, an imbalance in the solar plexus chakra might be a cause. Anxiety is a classic sign of imbalance in the third-eye chakra, the chakra that sits in between your eyebrows right in the center of your forehead.
Curious about how Reiki can be used to align your chakras? Read on!
What is Reiki and How Does it Align the Chakras?
An ancient Japanese technique of self-improvement and spiritual healing, a Reiki healer who has completed the necessary training uses their hands to channel life force (called Qi – pronounced “Chi”) through the body of the person or recipient they are working with. By keeping their hands firm and gentle a couple of inches over the recipient’s body, the practitioner can work to identify blockages present in the chakras.
They will then go on to open them, allowing the flow of Qi freely through the chakras aligned along the spine and the rest of the body.
How Do I Practice Reiki on Myself?
Practicing Reiki on yourself is an excellent way to promote relaxation, significantly reduce anxiety and stress and allow a feeling of positive well-being. While we believe and recommend that you seek the services of a professional Reiki master for healing any chakra blockages, there are also a number of self-treatments available which you can perform in the comfort of your own space and with discretion. You can also go ahead to adapt the routine in a manner that most suits your needs.
Performing your Chakra Alignment Reiki Session
To perform your Reiki session:
1. Find a Comfortable Seated or Lying Down Position
You might be tempted to take this step lightly, but remember, holding an uncomfortable posture for more than a couple of minutes will not give you the benefits you seek. Find a position that will allow you to relax your mind and your body, a position that will allow you to rest but will keep you engaged. You can consider sitting cross-legged on a cushion or lying down with your neck and knees supported by bolsters.
You can then set a timer that will allow you to immerse yourself in your practice without fear of missing out on any other important part of your schedule.
2. Remember “Why” You are Doing This
Honor the intentions with which you enter your meditative Reiki space. Remember, you have taken out time in your busy routine to carry out this practice, so gather all of your courage and set an intention to go through with it properly. We know that it might be difficult to sit still when you have a mind filled with loud emotions, but remember to practice compassion towards yourself and everything you feel. Take a deep breath, set your intention, and begin your meditative practice.
You can set an intention as simple as “I am grounded today” or “My chakras are open and unblocked” before you begin your practice.
3. Focus on Breathwork while you Scan Your Body with your Hands
When you begin your meditation, pay attention to your breath and begin noticing the areas of your body that feel sore or tense. Drop your shoulders away from your ears to open your heart’s center and scan your body with awareness. Use deep, mindful breaths as you move from your face muscles and shoulders, down to your chest and belly, and legs.
Rub your palms together briskly for a few seconds before holding them apart by about 2 inches. You should be able to feel a buzzing sensation – which is the Qi life force coursing through the space between your palms.
Bring your hands above your head and start slowly moving them downwards, along the length of your spine, and hovering 2 inches above your skin. Keep breathing consciously as you scan every part of your body. You will soon begin recognizing the areas where the energy feels “heavier” or “thicker.”
You might want to do some research before you decide to take on a self-Reiki session. Recognizing where the 7 major chakras are located on your body and the colors associated with each chakra can allow you to visualize better. This will also help you understand what energetic center requires your attention and channeling of life force through your hands. You can therefore go on to focus on the specific chakra that most requires your attention and Reiki healing.
4. Pay Attention to The Location of Chakras on Your Body and Focus Qi with your Hands
An example of recognizing your chakra blockage is this – If you experience a heavy feeling in your chest interspersed with depressive emotions, this could be a sign of an imbalanced heart chakra. Use your breathwork and begin visualizing the green color of the chakra. Pay attention to the blockage and heavyweight and hover your palms a few inches above your chest (where the chakra is located). Visualize the air and Qi flowing in streams to your heart chakra, working through the blockage slowly and steadily until the energy is free-flowing again. A feeling of lightness and calm is an indication that the block has been worked through.
A balanced heart chakra will also allow you to make sense of regular “When Will I Meet My Soulmate” tarot reading, video-watching sessions, allowing you to recognize and learn how to open your heart space safely to those you love.
5. Visualize Qi Flowing Through Every Chakra in Your Body
Visualize Qi as a beam of energy and healing light that is concentrated with your breath. Take a deep breath in and visualize the beam of light flowing from your palm through each chakra – from the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakra, to your Heart, Throat, Third-Eye, and Crown Chakra. Pay attention to the areas along your body where the energy does not feel just as free-flowing. Use conscious breathwork and feel the ebb and flow of Qi as it attempts to break through the block.
Spend some time focusing on each chakra in your body before bringing your attention back to your breath.
Close the session by taking a moment to thank your Spirit Guides, Reiki, and yourself for co-creating to work through your chakra blockages.
Another great way to experience the benefits of Reiki is to opt for a distance Reiki session that can help a great deal in allowing the right alignment of energies in your body and life!
Article by Mamet Kotte
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Mamet Kotte is a Tarot reader, dream-worker, shamanic healer, and the author of tarostrology.net. With roots in Christian mysticism, she blends elements of the divine feminine, dream interpretation, and sacred imagery into her spiritual practice and healing work. For many years, she has shared the magic of manifestation with thousands of clients by tapping into the transformational energy of color and Tarot to promote self-empowerment and problem-solving through retreats, lectures, workshops, and one-on-one services.