Many of us know that Yoga provides a gentle form of exercise that improves balance, flexibility, and “by default” we assume those are the kinds of things that lead to decreased pain, anxiety, etc. Those of us who are familiar with Tai Chi could assume the same
But there is more to it than that. Einstein said the whole is more than the sum of its parts and he also said that everything is energy.
Your DNA is a double helix, a spiral within a spiral and the way Yoga and Tai Chi describe energy fields is fascinating. Independently, thousands of years ago, China and India developed systems of exercise that tap the human energy for healing purposes…Tai Chi and Yoga. In Tai chi it is commonly described as spiraling energy which we engage with our feet on the ground (80% of our weight on the balls of our feet). Yoga describes it as a spinning vortex of cosmic energy. The Sanskrit word Chakra means a “spinning wheel”. Each chakra spins in 3 directions simultaneously. One is horizontal, one vertical and one
Below are a few of treatments that counselors and other therapists use that tap into this healing energy:
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, see my blog on EFT http://www.elainescribner.com/2013/06/04/an-amazing-healing-techniqueeft-emotional-freedom-technique/) (Counselors, Social workers and Psychiatrists may offer these treatments…online referral systems often will have they types of modalities and philosophy of the counselor listed).
Additional types of treatments that use energy healing are acupuncture, Reiki, healing touch, reflexology, polarity therapy, Native American healing and Shamanic traditions.
Living Joyously Tip for the Day:
“Healing” is different than “curing”. You may need to look to energy healing therapies to truly heal from an event or a health condition.