Energy work is one of the buzzwords that’s made its way into the common knowledge via the lexicon of wellness, yet so many of us still don’t have a solid grasp on exactly what it is.
Energy healing is a traditional healing system that restores the balance and flow of energy throughout the body, mind, and soul to alleviate stress, ailments, and disease. Essentially, when one feels unbalanced either physically, emotionally, or mentally, energy work aids to restore and realign the body’s subtle vibrations.
There are different approaches through different traditions. Energy medicine, energy therapy, energy healing, vibrational medicine, psychic healing, spiritual medicine or spiritual healing are branches of alternative medicine based on the belief that healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results.
What happens during energy healing?
Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body, your auras and your energy centres, your chakras. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.
What are Auras?
Think of the aura as your own bubble of energy. It’s your surrounding light. Imagine your aura as a light around you.
If you’re feeling well and having a great day, this light will shine brightly and attract others. If you aren’t feeling well, or maybe you are in a bad mood, that light might dim. Energetically, we are affected by those around us, especially if you are surrounded by negativity.
What are Chakras?
There are seven main energy systems in the body, called chakras.
These wheels of energy start at the root and move up the spine to the crown of the head. 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 blocking of the flow of energy. In other words, a lack of flow in the human energy system eventually leads to disease. It also distorts our perceptions and dampens our feelings and thus interferes with a smooth experience of full life.
How do you know if your chakras are blocked?
There are a number of symptoms that you can experience. For example if your root chakra is blocked, the most common ones include fears, anxiety, feeling detached or ungrounded. If the blockage manifests physically, it is usually through the problems with the elimination and colon, with bladder, lower back, feet or with legs.
What does a spiritual healer do?
The spiritual aspect refers to spiritual energy working at a deep level of our spiritual being. The healing involves the transfer of energy to restore or balance the body’s energy field to promote well-being. In other words, it is not from the healer him or herself, but the healer links with Universal or Divine or Source energy to channel healing for the mind, body and spirit.
Healing reaches all the dimensions of the soul and body far beyond that which therapy is often able to do.
The work of the healer is a work of love. The Healer reaches into the painful areas of the soul and gently reawakens hope and the ancient memory of who the soul is. The healer touches the spark of Creator/God/Source in each cell of the body and gently brings back its’ natural flow towards health and wholeness.
What does energy healing feel like?
On receiving energy healing, often people feel warmth or a tingly sensations in their fingers or hands or other parts of their body. Sometimes the body will twitch or spontaneously move in a good way. Mostly they will give a sense of calm, inner peace and wholeness, the body and muscles relaxing and possibly a boost of energy later in the day. Many report that they had the best sleep they’ve had in a long time after a session. Some people say they’ve felt energetic, clear-minded, and productive.
How can someone integrate energy work into their day to day?
There are many things you can do on a day-to-day basis, however the simplest yet profound practice is mindful breathing. Put aside two minutes in the morning before starting your day and two minutes before bed to breathe deeply in and out.
There are many types of specific breath exercises one can practice, but if you are new to this, just practice deep, slow, mindful breathing by counting to 4 when inhaling and counting to 8 when exhaling. This will reconnect you with your physical body and bring back your energy & awareness to yourself.
Are there other energy work practices?
Yes there are many, here are a some more commonly known.
In Ayurveda, energy is known as “prana.” To move and balance prana throughout the chakras, practices such as breath work (pranayama) or asana (posture) yoga help move and restore the mind and body. It’s not a coincidence that after yoga, breath work, and meditation, people feel better both physically and mentally.
Acupuncture is another form of energy work, referring to energy as Qi (pronounced “chee”). The needles are strategically placed on the body where there are pockets of energy to help balance the energy systems of the body.
Qigong, another form of Chinese energy work, is movement and breath work to move Qi and balance the mind and body.
Healing with Crystals, which are mainly minerals, carry different energetic properties, or vibrations from the earth. Different minerals contain different properties. Depending on what your body might need, different crystals can work in tune with the vibrations in your body.
Sound Healing is a practice that uses vibrations (vocal or instrumental-like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks) in order to relax your mind and body. Some proponents also believe it can relieve certain ailments, including anxiety and insomnia.
Reiki Healing or Reiki, is called universal life force energy. It is a Japanese tradition of energy healing and dates back to early 20th century. It stands for the non-physical energy, which creates and maintains a balanced and healthy body, spirit and world. Through Reiki, a practitioner will place their hands on the seven energy centres up and down the spine to balance the chakras, therefore aiding in balancing the body and mind.
ThetaHealing® is a meditative process, through which the practitioner releases old ancestral patterns, structures and beliefs that are holding you back from accepting, honouring and creating a harmonious coming together of your own divine masculine & feminine energies and being at one and at peace with who you truly are, bringing you back into a state of self-love.
It helps you understand your self-sabotaging story, what lies behind your specific patterns and beliefs and shows you ways to transform and balance your relationship with yourself which will inevitably touch all your other relationships in your life.
And if you are feeling a bit off balance with what’s going on at the moment, then why not take advantage of my special “£60 Lockdown Offer” and book an Energy Clearing Session with me, to clear any issues that have come up during this time and bring you back into harmony.
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