While Reiki and the chakra’s do not necessarily come from the same spiritual traditions, they do work well together which is why I offer chakra balancing as a healing therapy.
Before I explain a little about Reiki and chakra balancing, I’ll explain exactly what your chakras are.
A chakra (pronounced cha-kra) is a centre of energy. The word chakra originates from Sanskrit ( the old philosophical language of Hinduism and Buddhism). The word literally means ‘wheel’ or disk and in energy terms, it is a spinning vortex of energy within the body.
In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, the chakra refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. For now, I will focus on the seven main chakras which are positioned along the spinal column of the body. To visualise the chakras within your body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy along each of these points outlined below.