Updated: Feb 19, 2022
Most people are familiar with the 7 main chakras that run up along the midline of the body, or they are aware of the 12-chakra system composed of five additional chakras, however there are many minor chakras as well. Depending on the learning system, there are at least 21 minor chakras in the human body. Two of the most important minor chakras are found in the palm of each hand, and they are referred to as the "palm chakras" or "hand chakras." The palm chakras are vital because they are believed to be a potent seat of energy for healing, perception and regeneration in holistic modalities, such as Reiki.
The Way to your Heart can be Found in your Palms
Through a network of energy channels, the palm chakras (energy centers) are intimately connected to the heart center or Anahata Chakra. Both palm chakras are important for the flow of life energy in the Toroidal Field, and their "openness" are symbolic of experiencing the fullness of life, and the reciprocity of giving and receiving energy and love. It's because of this palm-to-heart connection that healing energy is effortlessly transmitted between you and your client during a hands-on or hands-off Reiki session. Consequently, through your palms you can warmly create a deep sense of trust, as well as forge, a spiritual connection between you and your clients.
Even though they are considered as minor or secondary chakras, the energy centers located in the palm of our hands are powerful tools of perception, intuition and healing. Although Reiki healers fully appreciate the quality of energy flowing through their palm chakras, anyone, with a little awareness of energy, and a great desire to do so, can grasp the importance of these healing centers. Many traditions believe we receive energy through our left palm and give energy with our right palm. However, during energy work or healing, leave room for the exception.
Open or balanced palm chakras are essential for energy healing. Blocked or imbalanced palm chakras might result in an energy flow from the healer that's weak or inconsistent. Reiki and other energy healing practitioners use various hand positions to help energy get where it's needed, nonetheless, blocked hand chakras might make that difficult. (Please note, it's possible just one of our palm chakras is blocked, and this would reflect whether we are having issues with giving or receiving.) For self-healing, the same problems might arise. Just be aware that blocked hand chakras create a closed energy system rather than an open one, preventing energy from flowing freely through your body and getting where it needs to go.
In some energy medicine circles, it's believed the right palm chakra turns in a counterclockwise direction while the left palm turns in a clockwise direction, one being the reflection (Yin/Yang) of the other. However, when it comes to energy work or healing, don't be too surprised when doing chakra work you have experienced something totally different. This is the beauty of energy work being driven, or guided, by Divine intelligence.
Quick and Easy Methods to Open and Activate your Palm Chakras
Method #1: Rubbing your hands together. Our unique method is demonstrated and taught during the Kind Karma® Reiki training.
Method #2: Clapping your hands. Our unique method is demonstrated and taught during the Kind Karma® Reiki training.
Method #3: Massaging the palms.
Begin by open and closing your hands several times.
Next, open up your left hand and firmly place your right thumb in the middle of your palm.
Begin to turn your right thumb in the clockwise direction for thirty seconds to a minute.
Next, open up your right hand and place your left thumb in the middle of your palm.
Begin to turn your left thumb in the clockwise direction for thirty seconds to a minute.
If you feel heat, pulsating or a tingling sensation, then your palm chakras have been activated.
Method #4: Placing your hands in water + visualization. Although using a water faucet or a bowl of water will work wonderfully and effectively, using a natural body of water such as a stream or a lake is an awesome way to cleanse and open your hand chakras. Either way, imagine the water gently washing away any blockages you might have and replacing them with bright, flowing healing energy.
Method #5: Creating a Kind Karma® Reiki Ball. Read Blog: https://www.kindkarmaworldwide.org/post/kind-karma-reiki-ball-for-healing
Method #6: Reiki Symbols in your hands. If applicable, draw Reiki symbols on your palms and either cup palms together or clap your hands, as you ask Reiki to open and balance your palm chakras.
Method #7: Using hand mudras. Our unique method is demonstrated and taught during the Kind Karma® Reiki training.
Additional Methods: Using – Visualization; Imagery; Pendulum Dowsing; Aromatherapy; Prayer; Smudging; Crystals.
Functions of the Palm Chakras
Acts as potent energy centers for healing yourself or others.
Through these chakras, energy is channeled, in and out.
Are gateways for the high vibrational qualities of the heart center.
Assists in establishing a bond of trust between you and others.
Deepens the understanding of spiritual energy.
Helps with the ability to give, receive, and create.
Helps balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Helps with feeling, sensing and connecting with the innate healing properties of crystals.
Acts as a center for Psychometry.
Your palms are gateways into your heart center. – Dr. Dean Telano
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