Bodywork and Chakras


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About the CHAKRAS

chakra

Using mas­sage and pres­sure to the Chakra point loca­tions to con­clude a Body­work ses­sion (or as a ses­sion unto itself) makes a lot of sense, as the goal is to allow the chi to flow freely up and down the body. Depend­ing on the state of the per­son­’s chi, the sen­sa­tion is relax­ing or high­ly charged. 

The goal for the per­son work­ing with the Chakras is to feel the chi move along the the body; at each Chakra point, the chi is bal­anced between the root Chakra and the Chakra below the oth­er hand.

The Indi­an sys­tem of Chakra work is anoth­er flavour of Body­work. The word Chakra means “wheel” or “spin­ning wheel” in San­skrit. It is thought that each of the sev­en Chakras cor­re­spond to a life area and a life task. 

chakra chart


kundalini

Another way to look at this is to consider Kundalini Yoga. The theory is that a powerful store of energy lies coiled around the base of the spine, and that for most people, there it remains, in a dormant and less than useful state. Kundalini energy, with meditation (or, in our case, with Bodywork,) can be safely released from the base of the spine through light pressure, breathing and visualization.

The full release of this ener­gy is quite pow­er­ful – even mind alter­ing. The full release should be under­tak­en under the super­vi­sion of some­one gift­ed in this area. 

A gen­tle release of a por­tion of the con­tained ener­gy is some­thing any­one can do. In keep­ing with our self-help mod­el, we’ll sug­gest a way or two for you to begin to expe­ri­ence the pow­er of the Chakras safely. 


Use the Chart, above, to view other Chakras, 
or click below to move to the next Chakra 


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