Before we get into how energy work is practiced, we first have to explain what energy is. Energy, in this sense, is the life force that binds everything in our universe – it is what balances our physical and spiritual bodies. Often, people experience imbalances in this energy that manifests itself in many other ways to a person.
Within the body, our energies are held in a balance in different centers (but always flowing continuously). These areas are called our chakras and can easily become unbalanced due to physical or emotional trauma.
The root chakra (Muladhara) deals with our basic needs: safety and survival. It’s closely associated with the color red and the element of earth.
The sacral chakra (Svadhistana) deals with sexuality and pleasure. It’s closely associated with the color orange and the element of water.
The solar plexus chakra (Manipura) deals with control and personal power. It’s closely associated with the color yellow and the element of fire.
The heart chakra (Anahata) deals with love, relationships, and compassion. It’s closely associated with the color green and the element of air.
The throat chakra (Vishuddha) deals with communication and speaking our truth. It’s closely associated with the color blue.
The third eye chakra (Ajna) deals with our intuition and guidance. It’s closely related to the color indigo.
The crown chakra (Sahasrara) deals with our spiritual connection. It’s closely related to the color violet.
Energy work is commonly used to return someone’s energies back into balance. This can be worked through many ways – mindful breathing, yoga, meditation, crystal use, smudging, and more.
Often, people will encourage the use of multiple energy practices at one time. For example, practicing mindful breathwork, yoga, and meditation at the same time can promote balance, posture, and mental clarity!
Healers are able to teach you which practices will work best for you, so we encourage you to be completely honest with them! Sephirah Starsong is our resident Energy Practitioner and works with many of our clients to bring balance back into their lives.