The Art Of Energy Healing
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links for recommended products. If you decide to make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!
If you’d have know me a few years ago, you’d have though to yourself ‘what a train wreck!’. I’m going to get real with you, I was a hot mess. My emotions were all over the place and anxiety had become a huge part of my life.
The truth is, I was dealing with a lot at the time, and instead of talking, I was bottling it all up instead. All the negative energy in my body was literally taking control of my life and I felt like there was nothing I could do to stop it.
In the end, I realised that something had to give. I couldn’t keep going on like this.
So, I did some research and that’s when I found out about the chakras. I took note of some simple things that I could do to balance my them, like yoga and meditation, and although they helped a little bit, there wasn’t a substantial change.
I remember speaking to a friends mother about how I’d been feeling. She was an aromatherapist and so she pointed me in the direction of a reiki practitioner.
I’d heard about Reiki in passing and knew that it was something to do with energy flow but I didn’t know any more about it than that. I was at the point where I was willing to try anything so I booked a session.
That session was intense and unforgettable and left me crying my eyes out. It brought so much stuff up to the surface, Staff that should have been released a long time ago. I felt so much better after that first session and ended up going back for more.
What I’d experienced during that Reiki session had left me fascinated and lead me down the spiritual path that I am on today. I delved deeply into energy healing research and, ever since, have been working every day to keep my energy centres balanced.
How Does The Flow Of Energy Inside Our Bodies Affect Us?
The energies in our body can be referred to as many things - aura, chakra, Prana, chi, ki - but they all tend to reference the same thing. Whatever you prefer to call it, your energy plays a massive role in your life, and sometimes, like many things, it needs a little love from time to time.
Your energy can take many hits throughout your everyday life - just think about it - it’s constantly absorbing the energy of everything around you. From the energy and emotions of the people around you to the energy and emotion of the environment around you. Your energy is constantly changing and with this constant movement, imbalances and blocks begin to show.
What Is Energy Healing?
Energy healing is exactly what it sounds like. Energy healing is a holistic practice that removes the blocks and imbalances from our energy flow by activating and balancing the different energy centres in our body. It is thought that when these blocks are removed, your body regains its ability to heal itself.
And the good news is that energy can be healed easily and there are so many different techniques to try. Energy healing techniques are effective and natural self-care practices, whichever one you choose. When done properly, they will remove the negative energy from around you and fill you with positive, healing energy, resulting in a better quality of life.
Energy Healing Techniques
Reiki is possibly the most popular form of energy healing right now. ‘Rei’ is the divine Universe and ‘Ki’ is the energy that flows through all living things. Together, they channel Universal Energy.
Think of Reiki as an energy spring clean, mostly targeted towards the chakras. The Reiki practitioner will move through each chakra - starting from the root and working up to the crown - feeling out any imbalance and clearing away any blockages.
Reiki allows us to release that which no longer serves us and, in turn, allows our chakras and the energy they emit to heal. This is vital for aligning with our Higher Self and raising our vibration.
Crystals are very powerful tools. They carry very specific properties and vibrations with them that are very effective for healing on all forms.
Crystals correspond well with our chakras - the energy centres in our bodies - and you can often tell which crustal corresponds with which chakra by the crystals colour.
Root Chakra - Red
Solar Plexus Chakra - Yellow
Heart Chakra - Green
Throat Chakra - Blue
Third Eye Chakra - Purple
Crown Chakra - Purple & White
Crystal healing is pretty straightforward and can be done yourself or by others by placing a crystal on the area of the body that needs a little help.
Acupuncture is something that we may all be familiar with, whether we’ve tried it or not. It’s a holistic therapy that is often associated with massage parlours and spas, but what you may not know is that it’s actually an ancient Chinese energy healing treatment.
Acupuncture promotes balance in the flow of energy in the body by restoring it back to its original state. This is done through very thin needles inserted into the skin at specific points - sounds scary, I know!
Reflexology is another ancient Chinese energy treatment that is often associated with massage parlours and spas. It is a holistic therapy that focuses on balancing the flow of energy in the body through the hands and feet. A simple reflexology massage can unblock your energy flow.
Reflexology is often associated with our chakras - our energy centres - as it is thought that certain areas of our hands and feet are connected to different areas in our body. The benefits of reflexology include better circulation, body detox and a boost in our immune system. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a good foot rub?
My favourite resource for energy healing is Raise Your Vibration by Kyle Gray. This book has been - and still is - my go-to when it comes to sorting out the energy flow in my body . I stumbled upon this book by accident but I’m so glad I did because it works!
The book is about raising your vibration - if you haven’t already guessed - and includes 111 practices to increase your spiritual connection through the 7 energy centres in your body. It takes you through each chakra with a few little practices and affirmations for each day. Take a look here - I promise you won’t regret it!
I hope this post helped you in some way! What practices do you like to do when your energy needs a little love? Please let me know in the comments below!
Sign up to our newsletter below for the inside scoop, special offers and the first look at new products and services!