The Crown Chakra is located on the top of the head near the crown. This chakra is associated with the pineal gland. This chakra also allows connection to our spirit guides and to channeling. The Third Eye is located between the physical eyes and is associated with the pituitary gland. Intuition and psychic abilities are associated with this chakra. When performing a healing, these two chakras are associated with the central nervous system, the brain and the eyes.
The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the neck. This chakra is associated with the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Healing for sore throats, stage fright, thyroid problems and throat cancer begins at this chakra. Located at the sternum is the Heart Chakra and is associated with the heart and thymus gland. This chakra is associated with our emotions. Below the heart is the Solar Plexus Chakra. This is the center where energy moves through the body. Healings for digestive issues, food issues and alcoholism happen here.
The Sacral Chakra is located a few inches below the naval. First impressions and old emotional pictures are stored here. (This is that “gut” feeling you get) Healings include past abuse and sexuality or fertility issues. The Root Chakra is located at the genitals. This chakra is the place of birth and rebirth, the survival center and the ability to draw energy and abundance from the earth.
When any of these chakras are blocked or sluggish, a wide array of health issues arise. This week, I was giving a little mini Reiki session to a coworker who was not feeling well. I could tell right away that her energy was not flowing through her body. I could feel it flowing from her ribs up to her Crown Chakra, but no energy was making it to her legs. I asked her if she was really stressed, as I felt like her adrenals were overactive.
Later, she told me that she Googled about one of her medicines that she was on but was now coming off of. Decreasing the dosage had the side effect of releasing cortisol (a stress hormone) in the blood stream. This is released from the adrenals, which signals the body that they are stressed. I worked with her a moment or two and could feel the blockage let up a bit. (Also, panic attacks are usually associated with energy being blocked or trapped in one area of the body.)
This is one of the things that Reiki does for you. It strengthens and helps your Chakras do the job that they were designed to do.