When our spirits are low, our bodies may not feel right. For example, when we feel sad, anxious, or afraid, it may affect us in other undesirable ways. Maybe we’re so sad that we want to stay in bed rather than face the day. Maybe we’re so anxious that we can’t sleep. Perhaps our fears keep us from our daily walks outside, and we feel a lack of spunk or motivation. When we feel this way, energy healing may contribute to our overall feeling of wellness in both our bodies and minds.
Western medicine tends to divide health care into systems, treating only one condition or sickness at a time, ranging from cardiovascular issues to immune disorders. While this is necessary and valuable care, energy healing embraces a whole person approach, with both body and mind working together. When used in conjunction with physical wellness habits, energy healing can enhance your well-being and raise your spirits.
What is Energy Healing?
Energy healing is kind of like a chiropractic adjustment for the natural flow of energy through your body, sometimes called chakras. Through a variety of energy healing methods or other natural techniques, you may be able to realign or balance the natural flow of energy in your body. This, in turn, can leave you more open to positive energies and more able to fight off or turn away from negative ones, such as the sadness, anxiety, or fear we spoke of before. As mentioned, this negativity could leave you feeling low both emotionally and physically.
Types of Energy Healing
One of the best things about energy healing is that it can take so many different forms. As opposed to many Western medicine techniques that can be rigid and specific, energy l healing can be customized to meet the needs of the individual.
There are some basic types of energy healing including:
- Chakra balancing
- Reiki healing
- Prana healing
- Emotional healing, such as The Emotion Code®
- Physical imbalance clearing, such as The Body Code™
Energy healing is all about the movement of our energy flow. We may need to move negative energies or energetic imbalances out, and we may need to draw in more positive energy that could make us feel lighter and happier. This is how energy healing may contribute to overall feelings of wellness in body and mind.
Energy Healing for the Body
Physical activity is a tremendous way to lift your energy so while it’s more “body-oriented,” you could also think of it as energy healing. The physicality could be you moving your own body or someone manipulating it for you, enhancing the movement of energy through your body. Physical ways to boost energy healing have been used for centuries and are as endless as your imagination. Some great examples are:
- Tai Chi
- Deep Breathing
Energy Healing for the Mind
In conjunction with your physical movement, it’s important to tend to the needs of your mind and spirit. You can work on this through:
- Practicing your intuition skills
- Sound Therapy
- Releasing Trapped Emotions
- Self Reflection
- Positive Affirmations
- Spiritual Centering
- Self Improvement Workshops
The Benefits of Spiritual Healing
Energy healing is natural, non-invasive, and could improve your sense of wellness. Western medicine is necessary and valuable under many circumstances, but it seems like people are increasingly wary of relying on pharmaceuticals or surgeries, which may be risky or too invasive.
When your body and mind aren’t feeling up to par, energy healing can help you feel better without the risks. The benefits of practicing energy healing may include:
- Elevating your mood
- Boosting your metabolism (along with a healthier lifestyle)
- Improving digestion
- Relieving feelings of stress
- Releasing trapped emotional energy, or “emotional baggage” that may drag you down
Energy healing isn’t a medical cure. However, it could provide a pathway to identifying and releasing negative emotions that could be holding you back from better wellness, and experiencing the life you want on a physical and emotional level.