The world is a highly stressful place, especially right now. Energy healing can help alleviate some of this stress on a personal level. Perhaps this is a new idea for you or one you have only heard of in passing. Learning about energy healing and how it can help your spiritual health can create a sense of well-being that may benefit you and those closest to you.
Energy Healing Explained
Energy healing is an ancient technique of metaphysical healing that is used to rebalance a person’s emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. The roots of this technique are traced back to ancient Japan, China, and even India, but also draws on the beliefs of the indigenous tribes of North America. When blockages are removed, energy flow improves. The quality of life and activity level increases both spiritually and physically. Some energy healing can be accomplished at home, while others need a practitioner with experience to receive benefits. Some of the forms of energy healing are described below.
Qigong is a low-impact exercise that creates better energy flow through the body. Much like tai-chi or even yoga, qigong is about slow, deliberate movements meant to promote heathy energy flow and cause blockages to release. This is a traditional Chinese medicine form that is thought to help you see your purpose in a clearer manner. Even Harvard has endorsed this exercise as a way to develop stability, balance, and release muscle tension.
Acupuncture is one of the most known ancient healing practices that is also widely accepted by the medical community. This requires the placement of small needles along the 12 meridians as described in Chinese medicine. Studies have found that acupuncture has successfully relieved physical pain and nausea while stimulating the nervous system. A professional is required for this treatment.
Also derived from ancient Chinese medicine, reflexology focuses on primarily on the ears, feet, and hands. It is believed by massaging specific pressure points that blockages can be broken up and energy flows better to restore internal balance to a person.
Drawn from ancient Indian and Hindu beliefs, chakra healing is believed to help align your chakras from the base of the spine to the top of the head. This keeps your body, spirit, and mind in balance because if one gets blocked both mental and physical issues can arise. This realignment process may include breathing techniques, meditation, and the incorporation of symbols into your physical life to remove blocks.
The ancient Japanese are responsible for reiki. This involves another person laying their hands on you or just above you to help energy movement and remove stagnant energy from the body. It is best for alleviating emotional pain and spiritual blocks which will then release stress and tension in the body.
Water healing or cleansing is simple and easy. Water not only cleanses the physical of dirt and grime, but the spiritual of melancholy and lethargy. So, go for a swim in the ocean, river, or just take a warm bath.
Clearing away any form of negative energy can be as easy as drawing yourself a warm bath and adding a bit of your favorite scent or scented Epsom salt and then soaking. Add some relaxing music and focus on your area of the most tension. Take a deep breath and hold it for ten seconds, slowly exhaling through the mouth. If this release brings tears, let them fall, releasing the energy blockage.
Creating small rituals for yourself can aid in maintaining necessary balance as well as letting go of negative stress. This is important for our overall well-being in life. Even the smallest of things like eating a balanced diet of healthy, natural foods, using meditation, surrounding yourself with uplifting people and keeping a journal are forms of energy healing. With a bot of home work and some expert advice, you can find balance and calm for yourself.