There are many tools at your disposal when it comes to self-improvement and working to heal yourself. Most of those will help you work on a specific issue, but there aren’t many that will work on your entire being—the physical and ethereal body—so that you bring all aspects of yourself and your life into balance. Energy healing will do that, particularly if that healing is focused on aligning the chakras.
The word chakra comes from the Sanskrit word for wheel. Chakras are wheels of energy that run from the base of your tailbone to the crown of your head. Each one influences a different part of your body and is represented by a different color. This is where reiki stones are very useful. Each one resonates with a specific chakra and you don’t have to be a professional reiki practitioner yourself to start getting the benefits.
How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Root Chakra
The most simple way to work on your chakras is to start at the bottom and work up. The root chakra—sometimes called the base chakra—is at the base of your tailbone, and its color is red. It rules your fundamental needs such as hunger, thirst, and reproduction. This area is also connected to your past lives.
To begin healing this chakra, use the red reiki stone here. It will help you reduce stress and cope with better with daily life. You need to place the stone near the top of your legs, and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth to balance this chakra. When you heal the root chakra you will begin to feel calmer and the world won’t feel like so much of a pressure cooker.
How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Sacral Chakra
Up from the root chakra lies the sacral chakra. It’s just below your navel and its color is orange. This chakra governs the way that you interact with other people. This is where you get the flutters in your stomach when you enter into a new relationship, and where your nerves jangle when you’re stressed. When this area is unbalanced, you may be too shy and reserved, or you could also be too loud or extroverted.
To get this chakra back into alignment, select your orange chakra stone. You need to place and or hold it over your pubic bone while you take deep healing breaths, and focus on its warm color. Imagine the color orange filling your aura and focus on the pubic area for the most benefit.
How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Solar Plexus Chakra
This energy center is just where it sounds like it is, right behind your navel. Its color is yellow, so the yellow reiki stone is used here. This area deals with your self-esteem and helps you find your authentically empowered self. This area governs your confidence and sense of self-worth. When it’s out of balance, you might feel like others are manipulating and controlling you—or maybe you’re the bossy one who’s doing the manipulating!
The yellow chakra stone helps you to align this area. You will know its working when you are able to feel have no trouble acting like yourself around other people. you won’t be tempted to be manipulative or bossy to get what you want from life or other people, it will flow to you by being yourself.
How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Heart Chakra
This is the chakra that is where your heart center is. It is the bridge between the upper three chakras, and the lower three chakras and its color is green. This is the chakra of love, but it’s not necessarily the ego-centered romantic love. This is the area of kindness and compassion and forgiveness. It’s where the soul grows. Its color is green, the color of healing and balance.
When this area needs attention you often feel vulnerable. Perhaps you give too much of yourself, and end up getting hurt. Maybe you don’t share enough of yourself with others, holding grudges and being intolerant. Use the green chakra stone, held over your heart center while you breathe in deep cleansing breaths, will help you to bring this area back into harmony and health.
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How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is located at your throat and it influences all ways that you communicate—not just speaking. It’s connected to self-expression in all forms, such as drawing, acting, writing, and more. It’s color is blue. When this area is balanced you speak clearly and truthfully and you have the time and the awareness to listen to others.
When it needs a tune up, you might not say what’s on your mind, or you may feel that no one listens to you. You could even be the person who isn’t listening; interrupting others and being pushy about making your views known. The blue reiki stone, held to the throat, will help this chakra to function optimally.
How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Brow / Third-eye Chakra
Next comes the third eye chakra, found at the bridge of the nose. This area is associated with insight, visualization, and perception. Both wisdom and illusion are found here. It’s color is dark indigo blue. This chakra is considered to be the gateway to the world of spirit, and it’s usually out of balance because we’re not used to living simultaneously in the spiritual world and the physical world.
If this center has been opened too fast, or too far without adequate instruction then it’s easy for deception to seem just like truth, and fantasy to masquerade as reality. Even spiritual journeys have to be rooted in reality so that you can work with the other realms in a balanced and healthy way. When the third eye chakra is imbalanced, it’s easy to get caught up in the illusion, being gullible and easily led by ‘false prophets.’ The indigo chakra stone will help you to bring things back into harmony and keep them there. Place it between your eyebrows when you meditate.
How to use Reiki Stones to Heal the Crown Chakra
This chakra is located at the top of the head, and it’s what connects you to the rest of the universe and its color is violet. It pulls energy up through all the other chakras, which is why it’s important that they’re all functioning properly. It’s here you meet with your spirit guides and the ascended masters, and where you find your spiritual path for this incarnation.
If this area is out of alignment, then you’ll feel alone, disconnected from the world around you. Perhaps you’re too materialistic, or too rigid in your mindset. If it’s overactive, then you could get too caught up with your mysticism, and lose touch with reality, making it hard to function in mainstream society. The violet reiki stone held to the top of your head while you meditate helps you to keep this energy center open and healthy.
Reiki stones are easy to use and will bring you long term benefits that you don’t want to miss. Regular use of your reiki stones brings a natural balance between your physical and your ethereal body, relaxes you so that you get a better quality of sleep, energizes you so you get more out of your day, improves your alertness, helps your body’s natural healing process, supports spiritual growth, keeps your emotions healthy, and awakens your creativity.
Of course, using the reiki stones is not a substitute for medical advice—although many doctors now see the advantages of reiki healing, and will condone you using this in conjunction with their treatments. Reiki isn’t complicated, and the reiki stones make it even more simple. It just takes a bit of meditation, and a willingness to open yourself to the healing powers and long-term benefits that they can bring into your life.
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