What is a Chakra?
Everything that happens to us on an emotional level has an impact on the subtle body (one of three bodies that together constitute a human existence), which in turn has an effect on the physical body. The term Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit and it is non-physical life energy centres located about an inch away from the physical body along the spine. There are 7 main chakras. The energy field of each chakra extends beyond the visible body matter into the subtle body or aura. Chakras do not have a physical form and any illustration of the chakras is merely a visual aid to the imagination and not a way of describing the flow of subtle energy and are often said to be related to an endocrine gland, which the chakra is thought to influence.
When stressed, the chakras can lose their ability to synchronise with each other and become unbalanced. If negative energy becomes stored in a chakra, it can accumulate and the function of the chakra becomes impaired. This leads to energy blocks where the chakras ceases to function and creates an imbalance as other chakras attempt to compensate for the blocked centre creating additional strain on the energy system. The effects of the accumulation of negative energy in the chakras can manifest itself as an emotional or physical condition. We are only aware of a change in the physical body as our attention is drawn in the form of pain or disease; this is not always linked to being a symptom of a cause within the subtle body.
Chakras are the focal points for the energies of the subtle bodies and are the key to restoring balance. By placing hands along the axis of the chakras, energy can be aligned and harmony restored. By working with the subtle energy of the chakras, energy may be strengthened, decreased or balanced as needed by the body at the time of the treatment.