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🎬Vlog Post | Energy Healing: An Alternative Healing Approach (Energy Healing Vlog Series)


Pranic healing, an ancient Hindu system of energy healing, is one of the oldest energy healing methodologies known to Eastern Medicine. Prana means life energy, and it is believed that this life energy gives the body its innate ability to heal itself. Residing alongside our physical bodies, exists our energetic bodies, which consists of both chakras and auras.


Chakra, meaning wheel, refers to specific energy points throughout the body. Although we have many chakras, there are seven main chakras that run along our spines. Beginning at the base of your spine, and extending just past the crown of your head, you’ll find the following Seven Main Chakras:

1) Root Chakra

Physical Location: base of the spine

Color: red

Meaning: grounding, stability, and security

2) Sacral Chakra

Physical Location: just below the belly button

Color: orange

Meaning: creativity, sensuality, and sexuality

3) Solar Plexus Chakra

Physical Location: upper abdomen, diaphragm

Color: yellow

Meaning: life force energy, confidence, self-esteem

4) Heart Chakra

Physical Location: center of chest, referred to as heart center

Color: green

Meaning: love & compassion, self-love & self-compassion, and forgiveness

5) Throat Chakra

Physical Location: throat

Color: blue

Meaning: self-expression, communication, and speaking one’s truth

6) Third Eye Chakra

Physical Location: between the eyes/forehead

Color: indigo

Meaning: intuition, imagination, and inner knowing

7) Crown Chakra

Physical Location: Top of the head

Color: Violet

Meaning: Awareness, higher consciousness, intelligence, connectedness, spirituality

For more on this topic, be sure to check out my Chakra Healing Vlog Series on my YouTube channel. Check out the 7 Main Chakras.

Auras Explained

The aura is a non-physical body that consists of energy, which surrounds the physical body. The aura that covers our body is said to have seven layers pertaining to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual as manifested by energy.

Some energy healers have the ability to “see” auras with their third eye. These practitioners are able to identify the state of one’s health by studying the color and thickness of their auras. There are six colors that are associated with auras and interpreted into six personalities. These colors are all present in an individual but one or two are more pronounced.

Green: Ambitious achiever

Blue: Spiritual peacemaker

White: Unconventional chameleon

Red: Activist

Orange: Creative communicator

Violet: Psychic

Which one of yours, do you think is more pronounced. Let me know in the comments below!

Reiki Healing

Unlike Pranic energy healings, which have Hindu origins, Reiki originated from Japan. It is relatively younger than Pranic teachings, having been rediscovered in the early 1900s. Reiki stands for universal energy, an energy brought forth by higher intelligence. Students of Reiki are taught how to tap into this energy to heal physical, emotional, and mental illnesses.

Pranic vs. Reiki

Although Pranic and Reiki are both systems of energy healing, they differ in the type of energy tapped for healing: life energy and universal energy respectively. The concepts of the connectedness of mind, body, and spirit; the connection of individuals to all living and nonliving things around them and to the universe; and how energy impacts physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are some of the salient similarities of these healing methods.

Why Do People Turn to Energy Healing?

Pranic and Reiki are considered alternative methods of healing. In spite of the availability and relative accessibility of modern medicine, how come more and more people are being drawn to them? Here are some possible reasons:

Energy healing worked where modern medicine failed. For several reasons both explainable and unexplainable, modern medical treatment can fail to heal ailments and conditions in some, if not many people.

People perceive modern medicine to be isolating. Medical treatments are oftentimes focused on the disease and its causative agent, which can make a patient feel isolated and treated like a mere host of the disease. Although recent developments in hospital practice are gradually promoting the holistic treatment of a patient, the perception still persists. Unlike in energy healing, since energy and spirituality are intimately linked, the patient feels that all aspects of their health are being attended to.

Energy healing is non-obtrusive and natural, thus it is safer. Repeated surgical procedures, long-term medications with side effects, and untreated underlying symptoms can be physically and emotionally traumatic for most patients. Alternative healing is a logical and attractive option to both patients and families to look for less stressful health interventions.

Energy healing is a good way of relieving stress. Meditation is an essential aspect of energy healing methods and this is an added benefit for highly stressed people. Moreover, sophisticated equipment is not required thus it becomes all the more convenient for students and future students of energy healing.

Alternative healing and mainstream medicine both present benefits to their approach. In fact, an increasing number of individuals are now utilizing a combination of both methods in their wellness approach, both for treatment and prevention. It’s recommended to experiment with different alternative healing methods and find one – or many – that work for you. In the end, what matters is the restoration and maintenance of good health.


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