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Post by eddie on Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:03 pm

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Introduction to the chakras



What chakras are and their psychological properties:

Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of the body. There are seven of them, and they govern our psychological properties. The chakras located on the lower part of our body are our instinctual side, the highest ones our mental side.

The chakras can have various levels of activity. When they're "open," they're considered operative in a normal fashion.

Ideally, all chakras would contribute to our being. Our instincts would work together with our feelings and thinking. However, this is usually not the case. Some chakras are not open enough (being under-active), and to compensate, other chakras are over-active. The ideal state is where the chakras are balanced. To find out what the state of your chakras is, do the chakra test.

There exist lots of techniques to balance the chakras. Mostly techniques to open chakras are used. It makes no sense to try to make over-active chakras less active, as they are compensating for other chakras. To restore the compensation they'd be over-active again in no time. To stop them from compensating, the chakras they are compensating for must be opened.

THE SEVEN CHAKRAS:

THE ROOT CHAKRA

The Root chakra is about being physically there and feeling at home in situations. If it is open, you feel grounded, stable and secure. You don't unnecessarily distrust people. You feel present in the here and now and connected to your physical body. You feel you have sufficient territory.

If you tend to be fearful or nervous, your Root chakra is probably under-active. You'd easily feel unwelcome.

If this chakra is over-active, you may be very materialistic and greedy. You're probably obsessed with being secure and resist change

THE SACRAL CHAKRA

The Sacral chakra is about feeling and sexuality. When it is open, your feelings flow freely, and are expressed without you being over-emotional. You are open to intimacy and you can be passionate and lively. You have no problems dealing with your sexuality.

If you tend to be stiff and unemotional or have a "poker face," the Sacral chakra is under-active. You're not very open to people.

If this chakra is over-active, you tend to be emotional all the time. You'll feel emotionally attached to people and you can be very sexual.

THE NAVAL CHAKRA

The Navel chakra is about asserting yourself in a group. When it is open, you feel in control and you have sufficient self esteem.

When the Navel chakra is under-active, you tend to be passive and indecisive. You're probably timid and don't get what you want.

If this chakra is over-active, you are domineering and probably even aggressive

THE HEART CHAKRA

The Heart chakra is about love, kindness and affection. When it is open, you are compassionate and friendly, and you work at harmonious relationships.

When your Heart chakra is under-active, you are cold and distant.

If this chakra is over-active, you are suffocating people with your love and your love probably has quite selfish reasons.

THE THROAT CHAKRA

The Throat chakra is about self-expression and talking. When it is open, you have no problems expressing yourself, and you might be doing so as an artist.

When this chakra is under-active, you tend not to speak much, and you probably are introverted and shy. Not speaking the truth may block this chakra.

If this chakra is over-active, you tend to speak too much, usually to domineer and keep people at a distance. You're a bad listener if this is the case

THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA

The Third Eye chakra is about insight and visualization. When it is open, you have a good intuition. You may tend to fantasize.

If it is under-active, you're not very good at thinking for yourself, and you may tend to rely on authorities. You may be rigid in your thinking, relying on beliefs too much. You might even get confused easily.

If this chakra is over-active, you may live in a world of fantasy too much. In excessive cases hallucinations are possible

THE CROWN CHAKRA

The Crown chakra is about wisdom and being one with the world. When this chakra is open, you are unprejudiced and quite aware of the world and yourself.

If it is under-active, you're not very aware of spirituality. You're probably quite rigid in your thinking.

If this chakra is over-active, you are probably intellectualizing things too much. You may be addicted to spirituality and are probably ignoring your bodily needs.





Read more at: www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/introduction.php
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Re: Chakras ~ The Human Energy System

Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:18 pm

eddie wrote:So Tommy, you're cold and distant and you talk too much?


I'm not cold or distant... just maybe not as warm and friendly as I could be, or could appear to be sometimes... although I'm pretty sure that hardly anyone I know would say that I'm cold or distant... except perhaps the odd one or two who I don't like maybe...!


And I'm always genuinely interested in how friends/people are and what they are up to when I see them... and more than willing to hear what they have to say... and if they ask me how I am, what I'm up to... (or what I think about something, or for advice, which they often do)... then I tell them...!


Plenty of people make a beeline to me when they see me because they want to have a bit if a laugh and joke etc...


But I'm quite happy sitting quietly on my own and not talking to anyone... and quite happy sitting with others and listening to them talking... as long as it's not about football...!

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:20 pm

Tommy, I don't think you're cold and distant at all, for what it's worth.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:46 pm

I think I'm a bit under-active. Laughing

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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:I think I'm a bit under-active. Laughing

Oh, I don't think so. You're in fine fettle today.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:53 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:I think I'm a bit under-active. Laughing

Oh, I don't think so.   You're in fine fettle today.

Well thank you. Razz

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:52 pm

eddie wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
eddie wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:@HT
not the one, eddie posted that is the simplified new age one for westerners Wink

I got Accupuncture for tendon and mucsle damage at the doctors suggestion. completely covered as a medical bill.

I have also done a lot of study into this as part of 'Qi Gong' and can preform accupressure myself.

How do you do that?

you mean accupressure?

it is really just 'concentrated massage' and learning the pressure points of the nervous system. they are the same in martial arts which is why i started learning them but I am good at it and it does work so i have learnt more and more.

a really good one I find to releave the tension in base on neck is the the eyebrows. the inner points and the top on the ridge (highest part of eyebrow) appliy reasonable pressure and you should feel the muscles in the base of your neck relax.

some of them are quite logical like points allong the base of skull releave headaches. you can treat arm pain from the shoulder/collar.


you can find quite a bit about Qi gong, which I think is the central theory to this stuff. I'd describe it as a like Tai chi with more medical/scientific prinicpals to it's functions. (you don't just do the poses but try and understand the workings of the body)

http://www.energyarts.com/what-qigong



I often get headaches from the base of my skull and neck - it's tension. I thought you meant you stuck needles into yourself?
Thanks for the video though, I'll take a look.


that's the difference bwetween accuPRESSURE and accuPUNCTURE Wink

I have had both done by professionals too, but i would not recommend sticking needles in yourself

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:00 pm

That eyebrow thing does seem to work. Shocked

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:11 pm

See? THIS THREAD ROCKS!! Cool

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:19 pm

@eddie
it is tension, that is the point.
the nerves that run around your skull have clusters in your eyebrows
by pressing/massaging them it causes the muslces in the neck to relax in response to the stimulated nerves.
it is just matching the nerve points to the muscle groups.


the spirtual side is debateable and could all just be reclassed as 'general well being'

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:24 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:That eyebrow thing does seem to work. Shocked


most of the physical ones seem to...
I am a bit more skeptical about ones some of the 'emotion' ones,
but wouldn't 100% rule them out  Neutral

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Post by Raggamuffin on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:26 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:That eyebrow thing does seem to work. Shocked


most of the physical ones seem to...
I am a bit more skeptical about ones some of the 'emotion' ones,
but wouldn't 100% rule them out  Neutral

I guess they're worth a try. I am surprised at the eyebrow one, but it does work.

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Post by eddie on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:48 pm

Veya, have you heard of The Bowen Technique?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen_technique

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Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:56 pm

eddie wrote:Veya, have you heard of The Bowen Technique?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen_technique

I once considered training in this but never got round to it. I work now with myofascial trigger points a lot of the time. These are sometimes called 'knots' and they cause untold pain and discomfort at times. Often referred pain. I'm winding down on the massage therapies though as it's hard work and I'm sick of doing it.

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Post by magica on Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:07 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
eddie wrote:Veya, have you heard of The Bowen Technique?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowen_technique

I once considered training in this but never got round to it.  I work now with myofascial trigger points a lot of the time.  These are sometimes called 'knots' and they cause untold pain and discomfort at times.   Often referred pain.   I'm winding down on the massage therapies though as it's hard work and I'm sick of doing it.

Massage plays havoc with the thumbs. I prefer Reiki or hands off healing, I prefer working on energies, works best for me. I also do absent healing, every little helps lol.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:38 am

I have heard of it but I think it is still just 'massage therapies'
I personally think massage therapies work from my experience.


I am a bit skeptical on some of the 'spiritual' elements

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:45 am

magica wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:
I once considered training in this but never got round to it.  I work now with myofascial trigger points a lot of the time.  These are sometimes called 'knots' and they cause untold pain and discomfort at times.   Often referred pain.   I'm winding down on the massage therapies though as it's hard work and I'm sick of doing it.


Massage plays havoc with the thumbs. I prefer Reiki or hands off healing, I prefer working on energies, works best for me. I also do absent healing, every little helps lol.

Suspect

Those "hands off" therapies are quite ludicrous in how many if their practitioners try to explain away how they supposedly "heal" people...

Especially those scam quack  faith healers who claim to be ablr to help from a distance...

UNLIKE some of the 'alternative/traditional' physical (often massage-therapy linked..) modalities -- such as accupuncture, accupressure, 'trigger point therapy', Shiatsu, reflexology, kinesiology, Bowen technique; as well as some of the posture-related systems such as Pilates or Alexander Technique exercise regimes --  which have in reality shown positive results for recovery/recuperation/stress release purposes during properly conducted university trials..

The "totally hands off" healing claims I would class with other sham quackeries such as homeopathy, naturopathy, faith healing, mega-vit_C-therapy, or praying for people...        pirat

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:19 pm

Bowen isn't massage as such. It's like a minor pressing in places - it's actually pretty good. It works for fertility and depression too.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:54 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
magica wrote:

Massage plays havoc with the thumbs. I prefer Reiki or hands off healing, I prefer working on energies, works best for me. I also do absent healing, every little helps lol.

Suspect

Those "hands off" therapies are quite ludicrous in how many if their practitioners try to explain away how they supposedly "heal" people...


Especially those scam quack  faith healers who claim to be ablr to help from a distance...

UNLIKE some of the 'alternative/traditional' physical (often massage-therapy linked..) modalities -- such as accupuncture, accupressure, 'trigger point therapy', Shiatsu, reflexology, kinesiology, Bowen technique; as well as some of the posture-related systems such as Pilates or Alexander Technique exercise regimes --  which have in reality shown positive results for recovery/recuperation/stress release purposes during properly conducted university trials..

The "totally hands off" healing claims I would class with other sham quackeries such as homeopathy, naturopathy, faith healing, mega-vit_C-therapy, or praying for people...        pirat

You do realise that the UK's leading cancer hospital uses Reiki all the time? The Christie has a holistic unit and it's one of the most popular treatments there. They call it 'hands on' and it's part of the HEARTS treatment. No complimentary therapy can cure or heal diseases. But as is often the case, neither can drugs or chemo. I've worked in that holistic unit at The Christie, and I've seen first hand how it benefits both patients and carers.

Acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, etc....none are scientifically proven to work.

Psychologists can list plenty of other things that could explain the apparent response to complimentary therapies. Diverting attention from original symptoms to the sensation of expectation, suggestion, economic and emotional investment, variable course of disease, etc. Science will insist there are many ways human psychology can fool us into thinking such treatments are effective. The placebo effect. The thing about complimentary therapies is they work at a very personal level, and each person's experience will be unique to them. And if it gives a person emotional/physical/spiritual benefits then what is wrong with that?

As I've said before, animals respond remarkably well to Reiki. You can't give an animal a placebo.

Sadly, the world is filled with people who aren't genuine therapists.

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Post by eddie on Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:59 pm

I'm looking into a course on reiki. One of the first things I did, was check out and ask hospitals if they used Reiki in their cancer units. Yes, was the answer (dependent upon patient's wishes) and also in a lot of the other units. Nursing homes employ Reiki healers too. The list is endless.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:16 pm

eddie wrote:Bowen isn't massage as such. It's like a minor pressing in places - it's actually pretty good. It works for fertility and depression too.

The big mistake most people make is believing or stating that holistic or complimentary therapies cure disease. Most of them work by relaxing and de-stressing the patient, thereby promoting a sense of well being. The irony of which is that science acknowledges that pain, for instance, is made worse if a person is stressed or anxious or emotionally drained or tired or suffering from insomnia.

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eddie wrote:I'm looking into a course on reiki. One of the first things I did, was check out and ask hospitals if they used Reiki in their cancer units.  Yes, was the answer (dependent upon patient's wishes) and also in a lot of the other units.  Nursing homes employ Reiki healers too.  The list is endless.
It works.

Most hospices do too.   I tried to volunteer my services to a few but they were all fully manned.

BTW..it's also called Therapeutic Touch. Due to the spiritual implications tied to the term Rei-ki (Rei = spirit, Ki = energy/life force) most hospitals and clinics call it Hands on/off or Therapeutic Touch. But it's the same thing.

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The other thing to look for when finding a Reiki Therapist is whether they are a member of a governing body  that ensure the practitioner has proper training and experience, insurance and support.  For example, you can't go around diagnosing, or telling people you can cure them or they should come off meds.  You're not there to do that.  This applies to all non-medical therapies.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:24 pm

cheers

The couple of people I know personally around here who are qualified Reiki and Bowen Therapy practitioners respectively, were already professional massage therapists and who did further study/courses and added those extra qualifications to their practices...          

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Post by magica on Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:35 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
Suspect

Those "hands off" therapies are quite ludicrous in how many if their practitioners try to explain away how they supposedly "heal" people...


Especially those scam quack  faith healers who claim to be ablr to help from a distance...

UNLIKE some of the 'alternative/traditional' physical (often massage-therapy linked..) modalities -- such as accupuncture, accupressure, 'trigger point therapy', Shiatsu, reflexology, kinesiology, Bowen technique; as well as some of the posture-related systems such as Pilates or Alexander Technique exercise regimes --  which have in reality shown positive results for recovery/recuperation/stress release purposes during properly conducted university trials..

The "totally hands off" healing claims I would class with other sham quackeries such as homeopathy, naturopathy, faith healing, mega-vit_C-therapy, or praying for people...        pirat

You do realise that the UK's leading cancer hospital uses Reiki all the time?   The Christie has a holistic unit and it's one of the most popular treatments there.   They call it 'hands on' and it's part of the HEARTS treatment.   No complimentary therapy can cure or heal diseases.   But as is often the case, neither can drugs or chemo.   I've worked in that holistic unit at The Christie, and I've seen first hand how it benefits both patients and carers.

Acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, etc....none are scientifically proven to work.  

Psychologists can list plenty of other things that could explain the apparent response to complimentary therapies. Diverting attention from original symptoms to the sensation of expectation, suggestion, economic and emotional investment,  variable course of disease, etc.   Science will insist there are many ways human psychology can fool us into thinking such treatments are effective. The placebo effect.   The thing about complimentary therapies is they work at a very personal level, and each person's experience will be unique to them.  And if it gives a person emotional/physical/spiritual benefits then what is wrong with that?  

As I've said before, animals respond remarkably well to Reiki.   You can't give an animal a placebo.

Sadly, the world is filled with people who aren't genuine therapists.  

I don't claim to cure, I cant, its just feeling energies and working on them to help the sitter feel more comfortable and stress free. Christ if I could heal there wouldn't be a single person in hospital, I would cure them all. Jesus Christ Im Not.
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