7 Main Chakras
Chakra means spinning wheel of energy or energy center in Sanskrit. Each of these centers is associated with specific organs, endocrines, issues, emotions, colors and elements.
Balancing chakras can have a physical, emotional and spiritual effect on an individual. (See image below for reference)
It is not only important that each chakra be balanced, but that they also be balanced in relationship to each other.
The lower 3 chakras are considered masculine in nature and call us to action. They help to ground us and are usually concerned with the material world.
The higher 3 chakras are feminine in nature and are associated with self-reflection and the spiritual aspects of life. The heart chakra is balanced in masculine and feminine energy and can help to balance other chakras.
An individual with physical imbalances in a specific area may also reflect the imbalanced qualities associated with the connecting chakra.
In a Reiki session, a practitioner does balance physical aspects of the recipient’s body, but rather their energetic centers. By balancing these centers, the physical body will also be addressed.