These energetic points are kept in constant circular motion (hence its name which in Sanskrit means wheel), so that the holistic healers maintain that the malfunction of one or more of them, can produce diseases in the physical body.
But what are the chakras? And where are they located? There are 7 main chakras, about 40 secondary and other minor, located in our body.
These spinning points of energy, play a pivotal role in the practice of Reiki. Reiki (pronounced Ree-Kii) is a very ancient healing method to promote balance, relaxation and well-being. Also, at the heart of this practice lies a profound connection with the body’s energy centers, known as chakras.
Reiki was mentioned in the ancient Sanskrit Sutras more than 2,500 years ago, and was used in the 19th century by Dr. Ing. Mikao Usui, a Christian monk from Japan. Since then, the Usui system of Reiki is also used.
A Reiki treatment usually lasts sixty minutes, sometimes up to ninety minutes. The person being treated lies on a comfortable base, and the practitioner places his hands in various positions on the body of the person to be treated. The treatment always starts at the head and is continued via the upper body and back. This treatment usually has 12 to 21 positions. In each position the hands of the therapist remain for three to five minutes.
When the practitioner hangs up his hands, they do not release their own energy, but pass on the energy they have received through their hands. How exactly Reiki works? It is not known until today. At least there is no scientifically substantiated answer. Every practitioner has their own explanation.
In most cases, when the hands are put on, most people feel a soothing warmth, which spreads throughout the body during the course of the treatment.
Take a look at the articles here about Chakras and Reiki and consider it as an opportunity for change for your personal evolution.