Reiki Healing Touch

Are you aware of the fact that our body contains more energy than it actually uses to carry out its activities? Now, let me make a point! I am not talking about the physical energy that we utilize, but about the healing energy which is unseen to us but for sure, is felt by us. This invisible energy is what we call the “life force energy”. The concept of healing energy is well explained by the Japanese technique – Reiki. The word can be divided into two halves: Rei means “The Higher power” and ki means “life energy”. Precisely, it is a spiritually guided life force energy. The basic idea projected by reiki healing touch is that self healing is the path of salvation from ailments.

Reiki: Healing Energy

Therapies use tools and medications for treatment of ailments. But reiki healing therapy uses the energy of the body. Energy that drives our body can be both free-flowing and stagnant. This therapy uses the power of mind to govern the energies of the body and bring it under control. In due course of time, this therapy works wonders in enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. We all are aware of a simple truth of life: A relaxed mind leads to a rejuvenated body. This is how a person feels after undergoing a reiki therapy session. A session usually has the reiki practitioner who first seeks the permission of the patient to cure him (here the permission is for the mental confidence and trust of the patient on the practitioner). And then, the reiki practitioner starts with the reiki session with his hands moving over the chakras of the body, aiding in rejuvenating them with sufficient energy. He often makes use of reiki symbols in reiki therapy and massage. In fact, people suffering from chronic ailments like cancer, autoimmune diseases and multiple sclerosis take the aid of these therapy sessions to alleviate the pain. Mental concerns, addiction to drugs, anxiety, panic attacks and destructive habits (like smoking and abusing alcohol) can be treated effectively with reiki healing touch therapy.

Before a person learns about reiki or is keen on attending a reiki therapy session, he is required to know about the chakras. So what are these chakras after all? Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels”. A wheel which we identify physically is what spins around its fixed axis, slow or fast. But there are similar wheels found in our body too (not physically but as energies). Our body contains 7 major chakras and each one is closely associated with an organ of our body. Below listed are the 7 major chakras.

Chakra Location Organs Purpose Information contained Physical ailments Emotional issues Spiritual Lesson
Root chakra Base of spine Covers the entire spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum and immune system Kinesthetic feelings and movement Contains instincts, sense of touch, carnal pleasures, pain, superstitions and familial beliefs sciatica, lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors, weakened immune system and depression self-esteem, survival, family, security and survival material and worldly lessons
Navel/Sacral chakra Lower abdomen (Below navel) Contains sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, middle spine and adrenal glands Enhances fertility and emotional connection Contains emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, love etc..), controlling patterns, duality and magnetism Urinary infections and disorders, weak libido and pelvic pain money, sex, power, control, creativity, negative feelings (like guilt and blame) Creativity, Manifestation, Valuing relationships and learning to “let go” of past without losing on the lessons
Solar plexus chakra Back of stomach (in solar plexus) Covers upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, middle spine, spleen, kidney, adrenals, small intestines and stomach Enhancing maturity in understanding the emotional aspect of life Contains personality, consciousness of self within the universe (sense of belonging), self-esteem Stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, colon diseases Loss of self-esteem, fear of rejection, overly sensitive to criticism, indecisiveness Learning to love oneself, respect oneself
Heart Chakra Located in the center of the chest Contains heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, hands Empowerment of self emotionally Contains connection of love through “love strings” with the people we adore and love Cardiovascular conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia Love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, generosity Humility to forgive, unconditional love, trust and compassion
Throat chakra Located in the neck region (throat) Covers throat, thyroid glands, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemus Responsibility for actions taken by self Contains self-knowledge, truth, attitude, sense of hearing, taste and smell Sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, gum or tooth problems, TMJ disorders Personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, lack of authority Confession and absolute surrender to divine force
Third eye (forehead) chakra Located right in the center of forehead Covers brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands Mind development, insight and actions directed by ideas Contains clear vision (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, intellect Brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic and depression Fear of truth, discipline, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion and judgment Thinking with open mind and creating a reality check point for self
Crown chakra Located at top of head Covers the top center of the head and the midline above the ears Intuitive knowing and connecting to spirituality Contains duality, magnetism, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear) and controlling patterns Mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion, over sensitivity to light, sound and surrounding environment Discovery of the divine, Lack of purpose and direction, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, foresight, devotion, inspiration, values and ethics Spirituality

*Please note:

  • Crown chakra is the most powerful chakra and is not much disturbed even in course of curing ailments, pertaining to any side effects.
  • Reiki treatment should be done only by a reiki practitioner and that is the best and the only way. The reiki healing hands of your teacher will initiate the therapy for you.

Now you know how the reiki healing energy helps in stimulating the chakras as each chakra associates with various organs of our body. There are many audio CDs on reiki healing music available in the market. Reiki music serves as an excellent means of inducing sleep. After all, a peaceful sleep plays a major role in enhancing immune system. Deuter’s Reiki Hands of light is an excellent musical CD which contains soothing musical notes that will aid in complete relaxation of the mind and the body. I am suggesting this musical from my personal experience and it has absolutely worked for me.

Reiki is a huge subject and every aspect of reiki cannot be covered in a single day. So wait for more, readers! Will be back with more interesting facts and finds on this subject, in my next article!

Crystal Therapy Healing and the 7 Chakra’S

Crystal therapy (also known as crystal healing) is an alternative therapy to the more traditionalhealing methods for the human body, mind and soul. Healing is encouraged by the usinggemstones and crystals. It does not stop with physical healing, it’s also used to treat emotionalstress and emotionally related problems. It can also be used to treat many spiritual and mentalissues.

The city of Atlantis, rumor has it, was more than successful with the healing powers of crystaltherapy. In fact, it has been researched and discovered that the people who lived in Atlantis weregranted the ability to proficiently use the crystals to promote healing. People around the world;including some Chinese people, native American tribes and eastern civilisations have beenknown to use crystals. Not only, for their healing powers, but also for various religious ceremonies.It’s possible to trace the outline of the proven usage of crystals throughout history.

There’sevidence attesting to the fact that crystals are, in fact, a type of ‘magical’ stone giving powers to the body, mind and soul.Many cultures around the world, as well as multitudes of new-age individuals believe that thecrystals give off energy.

Energy that can be used to clean, balance out and re-energise humanenergy fields.The human body is comprised of numerous parts. Each part has its own unique vibration rate andenergy that is emitted outwards in the specific areas surrounding each body part. Each body parthas seven central energy fields in the body, which are referred to as chakras. When certain areasof the body, hence these energy fields are shut off from receiving the energy that is necessary tomaintain the toxins, impurities, sickness and stress it causes a state of unsettle, resulting inoverwhelming effects.

The 7 Chakra’s:

1. The root chakra, located around the tail bone: Our foundation & where the feeling of being‘grounded’ originates in the body.

2. The sacrum chakra, this is located around the lower abdomen area. This controls andregulates the openness to accept new people, situations and experiences. This chakra controlsso many emotions of humans from sexual feelings, anger, creativity, pleasure, abundance andover-all well-being. Intuitive feelings also called gut instincts originate from the sacrum chakra.

3. The solar plexus chakra, which is located it the upper abdomen area. This is the energy centrethat controls the human will, ego centre, self-worth, self-esteem and overall confidence levels.

4. Heart chakra, this field is located right above the heart. It’s just north of the centre of the chest.This area controls love, the human ability to give love and to receive love. Thus, this chakraresonates from the true meaning of humanity.

5. The throat chakra, this field surrounds the throat. It gives way to the energy fields that controlthe human will to communicate, speak, and hear. Furthermore, the ability to have self-expressionand sharing feelings.

6. The third eye chakra or brow chakra is located in between the two eyes on the forehead. Thisenergy field is very important in capturing the big picture. It plays a huge role in decision making,intuition, wisdom, thinking abilities, focus and imagination are all stimulated by this energy flow.

7. The crown chakra, this is located at the very top of the head. This energy field is seen torepresent the ability to connect, to be completely at peace and blissful. Offering spiritually that iscontent with both the outside and inside of the human body.There are masculine chakras.

One, three and five, as well as the female chakras: two, four andsix. Most women need to work on boosting their odd chakras, while men need to work onboosting their even chakras. There is specific help and guidance available to anyone seekingcrystal therapy around specific chakras. This can help to make one feel complete, centered and full.

The crystal therapy chakra system utilises seven colors to represent the chakras. Obtaining thecrystals in each of these colours and using crystal therapy appropriately has great benefits. It canlead to healing, balance, inner peace and an amazing increase to human energy levels, leavingone feeling rejuvenated.

Crystal healing has become a ‘holistic’ approach or an alternative therapy to standard measuresof healing in our society. However, that does not signify any less beliefs in the powers of crystalhealing than before. There are millions of people practicing crystal therapy healing on a dailybasis all around the world. Open your mind, get your crystals and get ready to be healed whenyou embrace the powers that are emitted from the crystals. Crystal therapy and chakras canmake the human body feel 100% better just by following the chakra guide.

Crystal Healing Alternative – Chakra Therapy

Many people use crystal as an alternative therapy… and you may have also heard people talking about crystal healing before but are not really sure what they are talking about.

Crystal Healing is an alternative therapy which is used along side with traditional methods of healing the human body as well as the mind and soul. An healer use different Crystals and Minerals when pro-forming a healing session on a person. Each stone they use has very different healing properties and healer will pick the right stone they need for the job at hand.

Crystals are used to balance, re-energise and cleans a person’s field of energy and are often placed on an person’s chakras to help with the healing process.

The 7 Chakra’s:

– The Root or Base chakra
Sanskit Name: Muladhara
Colour: Red,
Located: Base of spine
Healing Focus: Grounding, Earth Energies, Will, Security.
Crystals: Black Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Jet, Bloodstone, Aragonite, Galena, Dravite, Red Calcite, Chiastolite, Septarian (Dragonstone), Staurolite, Sphalerite

– The Spleen Chakra
Sanskit Name: Svadisthana
Colour: Orange,
Located: Below navel, lower abdomen
Healing Focus: Feelings, Connected to issues related to feelings, Intuition.
Crystals: Citrine, Amber, Topaz, Fire Opal, Hematite, Moonstone, Prehnite, Golden Apatite, Sphalerite, Lemon Quartz, Cacoxenite

– The Solar Plexus Chakra
Sanskit Name Manipura
Colour: Yelllow
Located: Just above the navel, stomach area
Healing Focus: Balance of Intellect, Self-confidence, Personal Power, Protection
Crystals: Ametrine, Calcite-Orange, Citrine, Haematite, Jasper – Yellow, Moonstone, Quartz, Quartz-Rose, Rhodochrosite, Sunstone, Tigers Eye

– The Heart Chakra
Sanskit Name: Anahata
Colour: Green
Located: Center of chest
Healing Focus: Love, Compassion, Self-Control. Acceptance of Oneself
Crystals: Green Aventurine, Emerald, Jade, Rose Quartz, Lithium Quartz, Chrome Diopside, Ruby, Peridot, Green Kyanite, Green Tourmaline

– The Throat Chakra
Sanskit Name: Visuddha
Colour: Blue
Located: Throat region
Healing Focus: Enlightenment, consciousness, energy, organisation
Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Turquoise, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Kyanite, Blue Calcite, Chrysocolla, Amazonite, Aqua Aura Crystal, Blue Aragonite, Tanzanite, Larimar, Hemimorphite, Blue Halite, Celestial Aura Quartz

– The Brow or Third Eye Chakra
Sanskit Name: Anja
Colour: Indigo
Located: The head, in between the eyes.
Healing Focus: Love, Compassion, Self-Control. Acceptance of Oneself
Crystals: Angelite, Amethyst, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Dumortierite, Blue Aventurine, Aqua Aura Crystal, Stilbite, Chiastolite, Celestite, Axinite, Phenacite, Blue Aragonite, Sugilite, Cacoxenite, Blue Tourmaline, Merlinite, Goshenite, Lazulite, Ulexite

– The Crown Chakra
Sanskit Name: Sahasrara
Colour: Violet, Golden-White
Located: Top of head
Healing Focus: Enlightenment, consciousness, energy, organisation
Crystals: Peacock Ore, Spirit Quartz, Apophyllite Quartz, Danburite, Cacoxenite, Fuchsite, Stilbite, Petalite, Purpurite, Cavansite, Sugilite

4 Free Techniques For Reiki Self Attunement

Reiki is natural healing with energy. Reiki heals by bringing in balance and harmony to those who embrace it. Everything and anything in this world is made up of different energy that vibrates at different frequencies. Because energy can not be destroyed, it remains in its constant state until it is converted.

Free techniques for Reiki self attunement allow one to replace negative energy with positive energy in order heal the mind, body, and soul.

Listed below are the 4 free techniques on how to self attune yourself to Reiki to better understand how simple and effective this energy healing can be.

1. Preparation to self attune yourself to Reiki is important. Meditation starting one week prior to your self attunement session is best. Meditation helps clear and relax the mind and body. It allows us to open up on a more spiritual level. One should also stop smoking and drinking alcohol one day prior to self attunement since these can cause blockage in the body.

2. On the day of self attunement, it is helpful to sit in a meditative position. Try and imagine all negative energies releasing from your body through your crown chakra. Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head. When I do this, sometimes I imagine an angel coming down with a bucket to collect my negative thoughts and energies and rid them from me. (Picturing an action like the angel works best for me.)

3. Mentally repeat to yourself which Reiki level you wish to be attuned. If you wish to start with Reiki Level 1, then repeat this to yourself and meditate on it.

4. Feel the Reiki level that you request enter through your crown chakra and flowing through each and every part of your body. It helps to picture this Reiki level as a white light. Enjoy the meditative feeling you are in for roughly 30 – 45 minutes. Once your whole body clears, you can ground yourself.

There are a lot more different techniques to Reiki self attunement. The above provides a brief lesson for someone interested in self attuning them self to Reiki. A person who embraces these techniques to heal themselves, will think clearer, and find that they have more energy to perform in their daily lives.

Reiki Massage Therapy

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; but spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Similar techniques of reiki have been tried and tested, but the true practice of this was made universal in the year 1922 and was developed by Mikao Usui, who when on a Buddhist training course held on Mount Kurama, performed what is called ‘isyu guo‘. It is a 21 day training and involves chanting, meditation, prayer and of course fasting.

He was able to use his body as a medium, specifically his crown chakra, to use the power of his mind both intellectually and spiritually to influence those around him. He coined this ability as reiki, and made it known in April 1922 where he instituted a society called Usui Reiki Ryōhō Gakkai, that translates into ‘Usui’s Spiritual Energy Therapy Method Society’.

Starting this society gave him a larger audience to channel his work through, using the reiki method to heal the masses. It is a slightly complex teaching that can only be passed down from a reiki practitioner to an apprentice, where practitioners can somehow pull in a force from the universe, saturate that energy and then use it for patients to alter their state of health and living.

It is a way of removing bad energy vibes from within a person, whilst replacing it with what is good, in order to help one heal over a period of time. A reiki massage (although not literally a hands-on massage) therapy involves pretty much the same concept, with many benefits that patients and people who want to try this method, receive.

Why Should One Seek Reiki Massage Therapy?

The purpose and results of reiki are plentiful, with practitioners passing along the message that the following can be changed or cured over a stipulated amount of time, although gradual. When it comes to reiki healing touch methods, the following conditions and problems can be solved with therapy.

  • Healing injuries
  • Soothes muscle aches and pains
  • Brings about balance in the body’s energies
  • Toxins are cleared from the body
  • Helps relieve stress and tension
  • Helps in the natural method of self-healing
  • Alleviates pain in the body
  • Can help treat lock jaws
  • Can treat other illnesses that the body is suffering from
  • Can increase one’s awareness
  • Can help relax one in mind and body
  • Keeps the body’s organs balanced
  • Can strengthen the immune system
  • Holistic healing
  • Encourages positive thinking
  • Boosts one’s creativity
  • Helps diffuse pent-up emotions and feelings
  • Meditative abilities are heightened

How is a Reiki Massage Performed?

When a reiki master starts off with a session, it involves first holding out one’s hands over the receiver’s body, and in some cases being in contact with the body, in order to send forth what will act upon them during the healing process.

I remember when one of these reiki masters, or an apprentice for the same, tried this out on my mom, and it involved the same process of course. The thing is that reiki probably needs one to be subjected to its effects over a period of time, and not over a short span to have to bare witness to results. In some reiki therapies, the placement of one’s hands differ, in that, it is either placed on certain points of the body to start with the healing treatment, or involves one’s hands hovering above the body and finding that perfect spot to have his/her hands concentrate their effects on.

This way one finds the area that is responsible for causing the imbalance, making the practitioner locate it, using his/her intuition. When the healing therapy begins, some people feel certain sensations that come through during the treatment. Some describe it as feelings of comfort, or extreme warmth. Some feel energy waves that radiate from the practitioner him/herself. It’s been used for many years as a way of channeling one’s inner energies to another and making it shift what is unbalanced in the other.

Reiki can be used once it is mastered, on not just people but on plants and animals as well. Once a person is trained to be a reiki master-teacher, he/she can use his means to treat anyone and anything during his/her time. People can take special classes to help themselves use their energies in a way that can help others who don’t strike a balance with their own. It all starts off with understanding the seven vital chakras of the body, and working one’s way through each to find out how to deal with each point’s complexities. A reiki master can impart his healing not just in person, but over distances as well; here’s how.

Distance Healing

Communicating from afar with the person that sits in another place, the practitioner tells him/her to sit in an environment that embodies peace and tranquility either in their home, or someplace outdoors. He/she then transfers their healing energies to them.

Contact Healing

One is asked to lie down, where a reiki massage is then performed, wherein there is no bodily contact, and the person is fully clothed. The surrounding area is turned into one of relaxation, using candles and calming music, making those who come for the massage, relax while giving way for the energy to shift and alter, thus changing it for his/her own good. The practitioner then gently places his/her hands on different points of the body, to help transfer their healing energies.

A reiki session would do people good, if they come with an open mind and the will to want to heal and get better. It doesn’t have to be used only for the sick, but for those who led chaotic and unhealthy lives, seeking peace and oneness among all things. Those considering this should go to known and trusted reiki practitioners. It is a painless method and all are invited to come and cleanse themselves from disturbing outside elements.

Chakra Meditation for Beginners

Often we read about how to be physically fit and healthy. It is only rarely that we worry about our mental well-being. Just as we need to exercise our bodies, exercising our mind is equally important. Meditation is a way of exercising your mind, or rather cleansing it. Chakra meditation is a way of revitalizing the energy focal points in your body. The focal points in the body are known as the Chakras.

The Seven Chakras?

There are 7 Chakras in our body. Sahasrara Chakra or the Crown Chakra, represented by the color violet is placed in the top of the head. Ajna Chakra or the Brow Chakra, symbolized by the color indigo blue is placed on the forehead. The next is Vishuddha Chakra or the Throat Chakra, represented by the color pale blue is placed in the throat. Anahata Chakra or the Heart Chakra has color emerald green, and is placed in the center of the chest. Next comes the Manipura Chakra or the Navel Chakra in golden yellow, located above the navel. The sixth Svadhisthana Chakra or Sacral Chakra, which is represented with silver color and it is placed at the sacral bone. The last, Muladhara Chakra or the Root Chakra, represented by the color orange is placed at the base of the spine. Chakra meditation can be done with crystals or with the respective stones for the Chakras.

Step 1

Breathing plays an important role in any form of meditation. To begin with, analyze the problem in your body, or emotional issue or just about anything that is bothering you.

Step 2

Once you have nailed the problem, locate the Chakra that is related to the problem.

Step 3

Every Chakra has a designated stone or a crystal. To be precise, Sahasrara Chakra has the amethyst, diamond or quartz crystal; Ajna Chakra has lapis lazuli or sapphire; Vishuddha Chakra has turquoise, or blue topaz; Anahata Chakra has emerald, malachite; Manipura Chakra has amber or coral; Svadhisthana Chakra has amber or gold and Muladhara Chakra has ruby or garnet. These stones or crystals are known to restore the energy at these focal points and heal them too.

Step 4

Lie down and wear loose clothes while performing the Chakra meditation. Now place the stone on the Chakra where you need the healing. Concentrate with your every breath at the focal point where you have placed the Chakra. For best results, let the stone or the crystal touch your bare skin.

Step 5

If you are performing the Chakra meditation for the entire body and for all the Chakras, then it is always advisable that you work from top to bottom. Take one Chakra at a time and complete your meditation there. Feel the positive energy coming in as you inhale and the negative energy going out as you exhale. Feel relaxed. Just surrender to the moment of purity and you will find yourself at peace. Visualize your Chakra opening as you begin to concentrate and then closing as you end your meditation. For example, in the Heart Chakra, see an emerald light going in and enlightening your heart with strength, love and compassion.

Step 6

Once you are done with Chakra meditation for the whole body, rub your face with your palms and slowly open your eyes. Performing the meditation for all the energy focal points in the body will be Chakra balancing meditation. Drink a glass of water and see the difference in your mind for yourself!

This Chakra meditation for beginners will allow you to develop your spiritual side. Chakra meditation is in a way, closing your eyes to see yourself through the inner eye. It is meant to help you reconnect yourself with your soul and the very essence of your existence. Performing the Chakra meditation is your chance to complete the circle of life!

What Does Chakra Healing Mean?

A chakra is an alignment point of the body and it can receive and relay the life force energy. The word Chakra comes from the Sanskrit, it describes the continual spinning of a wheel or the aural energy sphere within the body of mankind.

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Traditional Hindu writings have often said that there are nearly 90,000 points of Chakra throughout every human body, but there are truly only seven extrmely important points of Chakra. These seven vital points of Chakra can be found from the bottom of the spinal cord all the way up to the top of the head.

The root or base chakra, the sex or navel chakra, the stomach or solar plexus chakra, the heart chakra, the throat chakra, the brow or third eye chakra and the crown chakra are the seven major chakras of the body. These main chakra points of the body can receive and transmit energy to and from its universal surroundings including various elements and the individuals around it. They are able to influence the spiritual, mystical, emotional, intellectual, corporeal and psychological activities of an individual all by themselves.

Throughout history Chakras have been described several different ways, but most of these ways have one common characteristic. The Chinese medicinal description and even the Hindu interpretation have things in common. Chakra is the understanding of the way that the human mind thinks and the ways in which humans express and experience emotions in everyday life.

The chakras are in perpetual motion whether we are awake or asleep. Continual activity does influence the glandular processes, physical disorders, structure and appearance as well as our actions and deeds. When one or more of the chakras malfunction for different reasons this will cause an imbalance, it then continues to make it known in other areas.

Many believe that this all happens because the chakras are part of the endocrine glad that is located inside your body. If you do not keep your chakras in balance then you will get what is known as a disturbance in this glad which will affect everything that is attached to it.

You can pretty much bet on that what ever ailments or conditions that you have, are related to the balance of the chakras in your body. It is very important for you too try to keep all of the chakras in balance. Some people do not see any physical; symptoms but they can see a change in their emotions.

Generally speaking, the repressed or elapsed emotional balance that comes from experiences of past trauma is one of the main causes of imbalance of the chakras. The cellular level of the body is influenced by the emotional toxins that are habitually buried inside the subconscious of anyone.

This is the reason that we should deal with our emotional baggage as this will aid us in maintaining a good balance of the chakras which in turn influence the healing process of our physical being.

Thus, the human body deserves chakra healing therapies. It can use various techniques such as colour therapy, aromatherapy, Reiki healing, etc and can use objects such as crystals, gemstones or a pendulum for opening up or balancing the chakras

The performances of yoga breathing and physical exercises are beneficial to maintaining chakra balance within the body and it is something that many individuals enjoy participating in.

Other methods include healing through utilization of meditation classes, for a specific period of time, through visualization with the aid of CD or audio tapes for encouraging relaxation techniques and reducing stress in the natural healing process.

Although we cannot see or feel our chakras, they work alone to help sustain our bodies in several ways.

The body needs nutrition in order for there to be balance of the chakras and the pleasure of good health. There are particular foods that aid in maintaining the balance of each of the seven chakras.

If you want to care for your root chakra then stick with Root-type vegetables. You can also go with protein-rich foods to help your chakra get the most nutrition. Your solar plexus chakra thrives on starches such as cereal, breads and even pastas. You can also do dairy products and yogurts for this type of Chakra. You will want to feed and your sexual chakra sweet fruits, vanilla and some cinnamon or nuts.

For nourishing the heart chakra, the centre powerhouse of our being, green tea and green leafy vegetables are the best. Intake of a lot of water, fruit juices and tangy fruits such as peaches and apples nourishes the throat chakra.

The third eye chakra which is responsible for the sharpness of third eye sight and a profound sense of the psychical gifts we all have is nourished by consuming such items as grapes, blueberries, grape juice and wine.

The center of our emotional being is called the crown chakra which needs to be detoxified. This is generally done through fasting. Some people prefer to do a ritual inhalation which can be done through the use of natural herbs as well as incense.

We can influence our health when we influence or stimulate our chakras. Doing so inspires us to be more responsive in our lives as we become completely in tune with our general surrounding as well as all the other elements of the physical and metaphysical environment we live in.