Chakra balancing is based on the ancient Indian belief in a series of seven chakras, or energy centers. Chakra is the “Sanskrit” word for wheel. These energy centers are believed to be located at specific points between the base of the spine and the top of the skull. The concept of chakras plays a key role in two ancient Indian healing systems (ayurvedic medicine and yoga ) that are popular today. Many modern therapies have also incorporated the idea of chakras into their vision of healing, just as I have with reflexology, essential oils and meditation.
Balancing the chakras is believed to promote general health and well-being by ensuring the free flow of life energy (also known as prana or qi ) throughout the body. It is believed that blockages in the flow of this vital energy will eventually result in mental, emotional, and/or physical illness. By removing such blockages and maximizing energy flow, practitioners are said to enable body, mind, and spirit to function optimally.