Don’t make energy healing about magic – it’s about balance and sensible living, in harmony with the body and the environment.
Munnsville, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
Kwan Yin Healing's reconnective healing practitioner Tim Emerson offers "Six Tips for Self-Healing" to facilitate the reconnection to a healthy, balanced energetic life. Energy healing can seem mysterious to someone not trained in it. But it’s neither difficult nor inaccessible. Here are six quick tips for self-healing.
1) Balancing energy
Sit in a straight-back chair with feet on the floor. With eyes closed, imagine a plane of white light separating the left and right sides of the body. Look for any sensations or pains or feelings on either side, and imagine this energy balancing out between the two sides, so that they are the same. Then imagine a plane through the body at 90 degrees from the first one, now dividing front and back, and balance these energies. Now imagine a ball of white light in the heart, and see this light filling and sustaining mind, body, and soul. Then imagine a white light surrounding the entire body, protecting mind, body and soul. Take any remaining pains, whether physical, emotional, or mental, and consciously move them to the outer sphere to dissipate.
2) Go deep into the pain
When in significant pain, meditation and concentration can be difficult. Instead of working against the pain, go more deeply into it. Find a deeper and deeper layer of self and consciousness where the pain becomes more and more irrelevant—it’s still there, but at this deep level, like fathoms beneath the surface of a storm at sea, it becomes less and less important. The point here is not a cure, but cultivating the ability to live comfortably in the present moment as it is. As this approach is cultivated, it gets easier, and the pain less of an issue. This itself can often be healing, but at the very least, it brings comfort for the moment.
3) Stretching for flow
Yoga means “to join,” and doesn’t have to involve becoming a human pretzel. See it instead as stretching to allow energy to flow better throughout the body. For example, with palms together, slowly raise the arms as far above the head as is comfortable. Once that this “extreme” (but comfortable) point, hold the position for about 20 seconds, and let the muscles relax into the stretch. This also allows the energy (“prana” in yoga) to flow, not only through the body, but in and out of the body from the surrounding environment. Then slowly lower the outstretched arms to either side. Repeat this 5 times. For several basic yoga postures, see any of Richard Hittleman’s beginner (Hatha Yoga) books.
4) Moving energy
Chi Gong cultivates energy (“chi” in T’ai Chi practice) through motion. Stand with feet shoulder width apart, and feel the body’s energy sinking deeply in the earth, rooting the body. Imagine energy growing up from the earth through the soles of the feet and exiting the crown, holding up the head like a marionette on a string. Relax while being effortlessly stretched between heaven and earth. Allow a ball of energy, medicine ball sized, slowly lift the arms straight out in front, hands dangling, and then energy extending through the arms and out the fingertips, straightening the hands as it does, until the energy stretches through the fingers to the horizon. Then feel the energy slowly rebounding, pushing the palms to the shoulders, and then slowly ride the descending energy until the hands are again at the sides of the body. For much more, see any of the many beginning Chi Gong books available.
Stand relaxed, slightly slouched, feet shoulder width apart, and let energy deep from the earth bubble up through the feet, lifting and straightening the body as it does. At the same time, from the very depths of the abdomen (picture it coming from the earth itself), let any low, primal sound that wants to work through the body and escape your vocal chords. This may be a low tone, deep laughter, a growling sound—but let it bubble up uncensored. Along with the vocalization and the straightening of the body, let the energy “shake” the body, almost like a convulsion, relaxing it like a rag doll.
6) Remember to address the obvious, such as a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, and lifestyle matters, from doing work that matters to living a balanced life that includes healthy recreation and meaningful relationships with friends and loved ones. All this addresses energy too. Don’t make energy healing about magic – it’s about balance and sensible living, in harmony with the body and the environment.
Kwan Yin Healing was founded in January 2012 to accommodate Tim Emerson’s growing Reconnective Healing practice. Specializing in performing “The Reconnection” for healers (an approach developed by L.A. chiropractor Dr. Eric Pearl and described in Pearl’s book, “The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself”), Emerson serves clients locally and through distance healing. His book, “Getting Unstuck: Healing your Life,” will be available later in 2013.