It comes as no surprise that each and every person on this earth will face certain challenging experiences. Negative emotions, limiting thoughts, and spiritual trials are a part of life. Energetic blockages occur when those hardships prevent energy from flowing freely. Over time, these clogs potentially cause emotional, mental, and spiritual issues.

While a blockage doesn’t necessarily block the flow of energy entirely, it’s subtly is just as impactful in the long-run on your body. The many forms of breathwork can be invaluable in helping to clear these blocked emotions and energy, allowing you to embrace the fullness of your life.

How can I recognize energetic blockages?

Energetic blocks can be difficult to recognize at times because we aren’t always aware of the circumstances that cause them to occur. A wounded inner child or traumatic event can be repressed and forgotten, but their effects can persist. Learning how to realize the signs and get to the root cause can mean a world of difference in your everyday life.

Common manifestations of energetic blockages are:

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sense of disconnection from self and others
  • Sluggishness
  • Stagnation
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Physical pain and tension
  • Overwhelm
  • Disconnection from dream state/interrupted sleep

So, how do we release them?

In order to live life to our fullest potential and in alignment with our Spirit, releasing energetic blockages is nonnegotiable. Just as you can’t build a new home on a broken foundation, we can’t expect to grow without healing.

The main modalities that I have personally used to release this heaviness from my body are:

  • Intention/Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Breathwork
  • Energy work
  • Plant Medicine
Committing to several breathwork sessions with an energetic healer gives your body, mind, and spirit the time to make a breakthrough.  Furthermore, understanding the intertwining of these three parts of your self will help unfurl the blockages in each area.

Final thoughts:

Just as our muscles get tight and constricted from simple daily activities, leaving us to seek relief with massages or chiropractic work, our emotional/energetic body operates in the same way. Staying consistent and attentive in your healing journey is key to seeing results. This is why prioritizing your breathwork practice at least once a month, whether that’s in-person with a guide or online in a virtual class, is imperative.
The reward for your work within is reconnection and finally embracing true alignment – the ultimate state of happiness, flow and abundance.

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Whether you are local to Grand Rapids and can join me at my East Town office The Healing Space or you are somewhere else in the world. Allow me to guide you in this experience of transformative healing.

All of my Breathwork sessions are combined with Reiki Energy Therapy, Crystals, a Holistic Health Consultation & recommendations in-between sessions with healing tools so you can continue empowering your own journey. Learn more about my in-person + virtual offerings HERE.

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Stress effects us at all levels

We now know that stress is the #1 cause of chronic anxiety, tension and overwhelm. Its inevitable in today’s world. A daily challenge that we have to learn to manage and adapt to on a consistent basis. Otherwise it will wreak havoc on our mental, emotional and physical state.

So how do we effortlessly and more importantly, naturally release stress?

In my Office The Healing Space, I guide my clients through a powerful, yet deeply restorative combination of Guided Meditation, Conscious Breathwork & Reiki Energy Therapy. Out of them all, the most potent tool I’ve discovered within alternative healing is Conscious, circular, connected breathwork which is fairly new and unknown to most of the population. Sharing this potent medicine is my life’s mission.

Discovering Breathwork Healing


Its not a breath to relax you or any breathwork that you have likely experienced before, its a breath pattern that moves heavy emotional energy out of the body. Leaving you feeling incredibly calm, in your mind + heart. Along with strengthening the nervous system so you are more resilient to everyday stress. Many of my clients attribute a combination of Breathwork + Reiki Energy Healing to feeling more grounded in their lives, even when new obstacles and stressors are thrown their way.

In last week’s Podcast I took a DEEP dive into all things Conscious Breathwork. Not yet subscribed? Download on Spotify or Apple iTunes through this link. 

To schedule a 1:1 healing session in Grand Rapids, head over to my online calendar. I recommend at least 90min if this is our first time together. As a Reiki Master in Grand Rapids and Breathwork Healer for the past 4 years, I’ve been so blessed to serve my community in this way and spread this natural way to heal from the inside + out.

I have several opportunities for you to heal with me from the comfort of your own home as well! Head over to my Classes Schedule for a Full List of Virtual Breathwork + Energy Healing Sessions from the comfort of your own home!

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I’ve been blessed to work with the chakra system during my healing sessions. Learning this integral component of the human body, has truly opened my eyes up to the importance of balanced chakras.

I’ll be sharing with you the seven main chakras and how they impact us on all levels: physical, emotional & spiritual. I’ve read countless books that explain the chakra system in its entirety and it can get pretty complex. This post will be a easy to digest snap shot of the chakra system. By understanding the basics, you’ll have a deeper appreciation for caring for not just your physical body, but also your energetic body.

LOWER CHAKRAS

1. Root: Located at the base of the spine this energy center keeps you feeling grounded, secure and safe. This root chakra hold both our genetic inheritance for vitality as well as our innate predispositions to disease.

  • Physical: This chakra is connected with the adrenal glands which produce several hormone responses in the body, most notably the stress response.
  • Emotional: Aggression, anger, violence and jealousy are housed here.
  • Mental: Attitudes of separation, exclusivity and belonging come from the Root chakra.

2. Sacral: Located in the pelvis near the sacrum this energy center promotes our ability to enjoy life in physical ways. It governs are vital well-being, our sense of deserving a good life and our ability to develop a sense of abundance.

  • Physical: This chakra is connected to the reproductive organs, which control sexual development.
  • Emotional: Pleasure, feeling good, deservedness, joy and feeling envious are all tied to the sacral chakra.
  • Mental: Attitudes of being and having enough along with knowing that you deserve the life you say you want are all important aspects of this chakra.
 

MIDDLE CHAKRAS

3. Solar Plexus: This chakra sits over the stomach. It filters energy into our vital organs so that they can break down nutrients for digestion. This chakra deals with self-esteem, confidence and freedom of choice. It reflects how we see ourselves and exercise our innate power.

  • Physical: Associated with the Pancreas, this is the organ that processes sugar. It also controls digestion of food.
  • Emotional: Your self-worth, confidence, power and clear choices for self-hood.
  • Mental: Attitudes of being well with yourself and knowing your worth. Linking into your personal power, comes from an affirmed sense of self-hood.

4. Heart Chakra: The heart chakra is the center of the human energy system. It functions both physically and emotionally to keep your life force alive. The heart thrives on joy, peace and understanding. A happy heart is the tonic of life.

  • Physical: Connected to the Thymus, this gland is responsible for maintaining a strong immune system.
  • Emotional: The ability to give and receive love, first to yourself then to others.
  • Mental: Attitudes of happiness, joy and delight as you embrace life fully.

5. Throat Chakra: The throat chakra is covers the area of the external and internal throat/neck. It is often blocked with suppressed feelings, revealing unspoken emotions and unexpressed idea. The qualities expressed by the throat chakra are creativity, willpower, truth and communication.

  • Physical: Connected to the thyroid which controls metabolism and affects physical and mental development.
  • Emotional: Releasing feelings through expressing yourself. This includes crying, shouting and laughing.
  • Mental: The throat chakra is associated with having a clear sense that expressing your truth is your key to individuality. Gossiping, lying and exaggerating all hinder your throat chakra.

UPPER CHAKRAS

6. Brow Chakra: The brow or 3rd eye chakra is our innate intelligence and thrives on the distilled wisdom of our losses, pain and separations. When it is open and functioning well, we can discern our highest good as well as profound awareness and intuition.

  • Physical: Associated with the pituitary gland, it influences metabolism, growth, and several other hormones within the body.
  • Emotional: Giving yourself permission to experience your feelings, whatever they are is important for the health of this energy center.
  • Mental: Attitudes that are self-confirming, accepting, inclusive are all connected to the brow chakra. When balanced it gives you the ability to develop understanding for your own limitations and those of others. Cultivating forgiveness and gratitude is also a important aspect of this energy center.

7. Crown Chakra: The crown is the most elevated chakra in the system. It provides the means to deepen our indelible connection with the source of being. It influences our deep inner cycles, such as sleep, happiness and tranquility. Its qualities are bliss, beauty & spirituality.

  • Physical: Connected to our pineal gland which produces melatonin and regulates our body clock.
  • Emotional: Wanting to cultivate bliss and surrender to what is.
  • Mental: Developing a holistic and universal principle of acceptance, respect and knowing that we never do anything without the help of a higher source.

Want to take a deeper dive on the chakra system and how a Reiki session in Grand Rapids can help balance them? Check out this in-depth discussion from MBG.

HEALING THE CHAKRAS

Understanding the chakras and their emotional components helps me to diagnose where there is imbalance and where healing is needed most. As I balance the chakras one by one, emotions that were previously blocked may be experienced. Its not uncommon for a client to release energy through tears, laughter or even anger during a session.

Energy Healing is the gentle art of removing blockages within each energy center which returns the body back to a state of balance. Often the healing takes place from the inside out and from the top down. You may notice internal changes before you see external change.

There are several layers of healing that take place as we work to release years and years of suppressed emotional pain, anger, sadness, guilt, etc. This is why being consistent with you healing sessions is key to achieving your physical, emotional and spiritual goals.

If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of Reiki Energy Healing + book your first session with me click HERE.

Have you experienced the power of Energy Healing or Reiki before? If so I’d love to hear your experience in the comments below!

xx,

Sam

work cited: Wauters, Ambika. The Book of Chakras. New York, Barrons, 2002.