April 17, 2012 by chakrahealing
De-stress and Decompress with Reiki Meditation!
Are you stressed? Do you have too much on your plate? Would you like to feel totally relaxed, calm, and rejuvenated? Have you heard of reiki meditation?
You can understand your body as though it is a machine. Imagine the complexity of the parts that are working together in the span of only a second. Without a conscious intention, you can breathe, move your limbs, address the thoughts that come into your head, and still focus your attention on whatever is going on around you. Your brain was meant to process a lot of information at once.
But what happens to your body when too much is going on around you? Well, think of a machine that never gets a break. The machine is likely to overheat or break down. And just like that machine, you too are susceptible to ‘overheating.’ When you take on too much at work, when your home life is hectic, and when you feel overwhelmed by all you have to do, you’re likely to feel some amount of stress or anxiety.
When stress becomes a regular part of your life, you adapt. You get used to constantly feeling frazzled, scattered, and chaotic. Although you may be able to function for some time like that, it’s not a healthy way of life. Over time you’ll get run down, and until you address the source of your problem, you won’t be able to feel well again.
How to Manage Stress: Use Your Energy
The events in your life contribute to the amount of stress you feel, but it is your body’s energy that enables you to manage that stress in a healthy way. When you really feel as though you’re drowning in feelings of anxiety and exasperation, it’s a sign that the energy in your body – at one of your seven chakra sites – is imbalanced, closed, or weak. You won’t be able to fully de-stress until you identify the site of this deficiency. By taking some time to learn more about energetic potential housed in the chakras, you can begin to tackle the source of your stress.
What is Reiki Meditation?
If you know that a chakra imbalance is contributing to your stress levels, you can combine the effectiveness of two popular healing therapies in order to achieve calm. Reiki is an energy healing method that enables you to clear your chakra centers, effectively ridding yourself of negative energy. Meditation, touted all around the world as the most beneficial way to access tranquility, inner peace, and mental clarity, can also help you succeed in feeling less stressed. Combined, these two therapies will enable you to use your energy in a positive way to find the sense of calm you deserve.
Five-Minute Reiki Meditation Exercise!
If you have a chakra imbalance, you can jump start the healing process by starting to work with your energy. Try the following exercise in order to make this method work for you!
First, prepare your environment. Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Try to make your space as soothing as possible: light candles, play relaxing music, or surround yourself with objects that bring you comfort. When you’re ready to begin, sit cross-legged on the floor and straighten your spine. As you inhale, feel your chest rising. Watch your chest fall as you exhale. After a few more breaths, let your breathing fall into an elongated rhythm. Now, focus on clearing your mind of thoughts, worries, and distractions. Forget about whatever happened today, yesterday, one month ago, one year ago. Forget about what will happen tomorrow, the next day, the next month, or the next year. Let yourself be entirely present. When you feel as though your mind is clear, focus on the site of your chakra imbalance. Lay your hands two inches above particular spot, and let them be still. Without moving your hands, allow yourself to feel the energy emanating from that particular source. Let the vibrations fall in tune with your breath. Repeat this exercise until you feel your body feels relaxed and your mind feels calm.