Is Your Chi Blocked?

According to ancient healers in China, India, Japan, and elsewhere and modern science, we all possess channels of energy, or chi, that flow like rivers throughout our bodies. When this vital life force becomes blocked, we grow more susceptible to disease. If you suffer from chronic lethargy, low libido, or depression, it may be time to check your chi after ruling out other possibilities.

How to Balance Your Chi
One of the best ways to unblock your chi is through acupressure and acupuncture, which works with the meridians in your body. It is thought that pressing or needling any of the more than 2000 acupressure/acupuncture points helps chi circulate.

Another powerful tool is Reiki, developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Combining Rei, meaning divine, and Ki, or energy, Reiki practitioners promote the flow of energy through the chakras, seven invisible spots located along the center of the body. Breathing through different yoga positions can also help unlock trapped energy that may be stuck in one of these chakras.

Meditation, Mindfulness, and More
Remember how revitalized you felt during and after that walk through the woods or beside the sea? Quiet the mind, whether during meditation or hiking in nature, and breathe in fresh air to restore out-of-balance chi. It also helps to eat more organic, energy-boosting foods like fruits, veggies, and lean protein.

Tune Into Your Unlimited Energy Source
Chi is thought to connect every organ and bodily system. It affects our physical, spiritual, and psychological well-being. Smile with your entire body and let it flow. Free your chi to increase your sense of calm, creativity, and oneness with the world around you.

by Lori Berezin