Fri, June 7, 2013
Chakras: How Do You Know They're There?
Energy. Qi. Light.

These words are all used to indentify the body's chakras, or energy centers. Seven energy centers run through the center of your body and affect your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

But how do you know they're there?  How can you tell if they are open (healthy) or closed (need balancing)?

It's easy and fun.  I've taught my kids this easy technique, and am glad to teach you as well!

First, you need a pendulum.   Many stores (online and other) sell pendulums but you can use just about anything.  They are usually a crystal or stone at the end of a chain or string.  But, you can easily make your own by using a paper clip and tie it to a piece of string 6-12" long.   Or use a necklace.

In addition to the seven major energy centers or wheels of light located throughout your body you also have chakras in every joint.  Let's start with a knee joint.

Sit comfortably in a chair.  In your right or left hand (it doesn't matter)  hold the end of the string  and allow the paper clip to dangle about 2 inches over your knee.  When holding the end of the string have it draped over your fore finger secured by your thumb.  

Hold your hand still.  You can support it by having your other hand hold the wrist to keep it stable.

Now watch the direction of the pendulum. How is it moving?  Is it circular? Not moving? Going back and forth?  These all are indications of whether your chakras are open or not. 

Imagine a clock on your knee where 12 o'clock is in the direction of your foot and 6:00 points up your thigh. If a chakra is open and balanced, the pendulum will move in a clockwise circular motion.  The optimum circumference of a balanced chakra is about 6 inches.

If it's doing anything else, it's not open and needs balancing.

If it's moving counter-clockwise, the energy is spinning out of your joint, leaving it weak.

Not moving at all?  The energy is stuck and your joint might feel sluggish, achy or stiff. 

Swinging slightly verticle?  Energy is draining from your knee.

A simple technique to rebalance your knee:
  1. Take your right hand and place it on top of the knee.  Make sure your palm is securely over your knee.
  2. Take your left hand and place it directly under your knee in a similar position.
  3. Imagine white light  passing back and forth between your palms.
  4. Stay that way for a few minutes or until it feels finished.

Now re-assess your knee with the pendulum.  If it's not moving clockwise, repeat the process.  You'll begin to see progress.

Practice on yourself and others.  You'll be amazed by your experience!

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