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What are Chakras?

The word Chakra in Sanscrit translates to wheel or disc.

They are centers of activity that receive, assimilate and expresse life force energy. They are responsible for the person’s physical, mental, and spiritual functions.

They absorb and transmit energies to and from the universe, nature, celestial entities, from people, and even from things.

According to the traditional writings there are 88,000 chakras in the human body covering basically every area in the body. The majority of them are small and insignificant. 40 of them have significant function and they are in the hands, feet, fingertips, and shoulders. The most significant ones are the Seven Main Chakras located along the central line of the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. They are located in the ethereal body and they express the embodiment of spiritual energy on the physical plane.


 The chakras are constantly rotating and vibrating.

The activities in the them influence our:

Body shape, Glandular processes, Chronic physical ailments, Thoughts, and Behaviour.

When one (or more) of the chakra is blocked and the energy does not flow harmoniously through them, or it is wide open, it will result in imbalance that is manifested in all areas of life.

Each chakra is expressed on the physical body in one of the endocrine glands that regulate physical and emotional processes in the body. The imbalance in the chakra will also be expressed in the endocrine gland linked to it.

That’s great, but what does it have to do with Reiki?

Reiki transmissions work with the natural body systems, including chakra system, to move energy around and restore vitality. The chakra system is not dissimilar to the meridian system, in that both systems are describing pathways in and through the body. Even though these systems seem invisible, unlike the circulatory and nervous systems, they do exist. Like wifi. You don’t see it, but it is there. And it’s possible to tap into these systems using reiki. The beautiful thing about reiki is that you don’t really need to know anything about any of these visible and invisible systems for it to work, but reiki will interact with all of these systems for your benefit. It’s worth mentioning just because the chakra system comes up often when discussing reiki, and often reiki training focuses on making use of the major chakras. Some reiki practitioners are highly knowledgeable about chakras and meridians, and others aren’t. This will not affect your treatment.  Reiki is not dependent on any single form of specific knowledge and practioners may draw from many sources as they connect their clients to the reiki life source. 

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