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Chakra Healing Explained

Yoga has been a part of my life for over a decade, but it wasn’t until my yoga teacher training that I began to fully understand chakras and how balancing chakras positively affects mind, body, and soul. If you have been making attempts to work on yourself yet aren’t quite seeing the results you anticipated, perhaps chakra healing is something to look into!

Balancing your chakras is important.

Chakras are spinning energy centers in the body that correlate with nerve bundles and internal organs. When your chakras are balanced, you will feel peace, strength, inner knowing, and be in touch with your intuition and the world around you. Imbalances manifest as emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, programming from childhood, and attachment issues to name a few. Physical manifestations of chakra imbalances can affect every system in the body, depending on the issue. Feelings of disconnect, lack of meaning in life, and lack of inner “sight” are some soul manifestations of imbalance.

Chakra balancing will help you expand your consciousness.

Sometimes it is easier for our Western or masculine inquiring mind to comprehend the physical and mental effects of a chakra out of balance. I’m sure you have heard and experienced heartache before. For example, our heart chakra (Anahata), is the development and expression of love, communication, higher qualities of compassion, and kindness. An imbalanced heart chakra is associated with physical symptoms such as cardiac, circulatory, and respiratory problems.

As a licensed mental health counselor, chakra healing is a different way to look at a difficulty someone is experiencing. Therapy is a wonderful way to identify and work through chakra imbalances. Combining therapy and other modalities can be synergistic, creating a powerful impact. Mental health therapy can be combined with modalities like acupuncture, sound healing, Chinese or Aryuvedic medicine, yoga, Reiki, Qigong, Tai Chi, and more. Become a student of life and enjoy the process of learning and expanding your consciousness.

Add chakra healing to your toolbox to heal emotional wounds.

Eastern practices and philosophies offer us a multitude of ways to heal our emotional wounds, find relief from physical ailments, and expand our consciousness. Albert Einstein stated, “We cannot solve a problem with the same thinking the same thinking that created them”. Adding chakra healing techniques to your well-being toolbox might be what you have been looking for to move through and heal emotional wounds. 

Everything is energy. Emotion is energy in motion. If you find a way to shift the energy, your outlook and path can align with the way envision your life to be.

You can join Kristie, who is a registered yoga teacher, in a 6-week chakra healing group to help you break free from unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. Register here today!

Kristie Powell is a therapist who specializes in yoga-informed therapy, DBT, and mindfulness. Since 2008, yoga and mindfulness have been her constant companions through life transitions, career changes, and motherhood. Through these practices, she was able to gain a deep understanding of herself and the world around her. She had more compassion, fun, and inner peace. One of the most beautiful aspects of life is that we create the meaning in our lives; which puts us in the driver’s seat and in control of our happiness.

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