How does energy healing work?
Having time for ourselves is a luxury that this fast-paced world is quietly stealing from us. Whether it’s just halting to catch up on a breath or squeezing a few minutes to do a quick mental check, we all are constantly mumbling, ‘there’s not enough time’. Most of us also ignore physical and emotional ailments that don’t seem to disturb our functioning on the surface.
We don’t fix seemingly unimportant physical discomforts and even delay processing our emotions. Such ignorance leads to energy blocks in our system, amplifying our feelings of discomfort. As a result, they often manifest in psychosomatic disorders. These energy blocks also slow down or inhibit the body’s natural healing powers. Therefore, healing energy blocks by instigating the natural energy flow is crucial.
What is energy healing?
Energy healing utilizes energy as medicine to cure one’s physical and emotional ailments. The therapist often with touch channelizes the energy into the patient’s body and helps to activate the body’s natural healing system by unclogging the energy blocks. Energy healing is basically using energy to heal oneself from the problems that are caused by a disturbance in the energy flow.
If you are wondering what this buzzword called energy means exactly then let us explain – According to various schools of spirituality, energy is nothing but a vital force of life. It’s the force that sustains our mind and the body. This energy is often referred to as ‘Prana’. Don’t mistake prana for breath, for prana is the life force and the breath is the vehicle carrying this life force.
Energy healing techniques
If energy healing sounds like a supernatural ritual then you will be surprised to know that it’s practiced just like any other form of alternative therapies. Techniques such as Acupuncture, Yoga, and Reiki are some of the most popular techniques that are used for energy healing. Acupuncture heals the blocks by applying subtle pressure with touch or needles, yoga heals energy blocks with guided breathing practices along with rhythmic body movements. Reiki is the most commonly practiced technique that heals the energy blocks with the energy itself by channelizing the energy in your body to declutter all the energy blocks.
Benefits of energy healing
Energy healing is known as the medicine of the future because of its holistic health benefits. As energy is the life force in our body, it is the root of our solutions and the problems as well. Here are a few benefits of energy healing that will help you to achieve a healthy mind and body.
Releases stress and tension – It relieves any mental and muscular stress from the body
Activates body’s healing system – As the energy chakras in the body are restored the healing system functions optimally.
Helps to relieve physical and emotional pain – The energy blocks often store some of the physical and emotional trauma. Getting rid of these blocks will help you to flush out this trauma from your system.
Do I need to be spiritual for energy healing therapies?
This has been the most common myth about most alternative therapies. Most of the therapies do not require you to follow any kind of spiritual beliefs including energy healing practices. In fact, it’s always good to go in the therapy without setting any expectations or without keeping in mind any pre-defined notions about the therapy.
Only being aware of your problems is enough to get you started on this journey towards healing. Compartmentalizing the benefits and the meaning of energy healing may sometimes inhibit its effectiveness.
Energy healing is not a modern or hippie technique. It has been practiced since time immemorial and was always a part of ancient healing practices. We promise it’s not one of those fashionable ‘beer yoga’ practices. It is instead the most natural and subtle form of healing therapy. If you want to discover more about this practice then get in touch with energy healers on Thriive.
Komal Patil is a business management graduate finding purpose through words, writing stories and poems.