Dogs have chakras, just as humans and all other living things do. Canine chakras can get imbalanced, just as ours do. Understanding where the chakras are located, and what each is responsible for, will help you in keeping your dog’s energy in balance. Canine chakra balancing is particularly helpful with emotional and behavior issues.
Chakras are energy centers throughout the body. In Sanskrit, chakra means wheel. Think of chakras as wheels of energy and continuous movement, each located in its specific region of the body with its specific role and function. If one becomes weak, or blocked, while the others carry on unaffected for a time, eventually the others are in some way impacted. For good physical and emotional health, it is essential to keep energy flowing without stagnation.
Chakras receive, assimilate and express life force. When the energy is filtered into the body, it travels through meridians. Each organ has its own meridian which serves as a pathway for chi, blood and vital fluids. The healthier your dog’s chakras are, the healthier his or her entire being is.
Dogs have 8 major Chakras and several minor ones. The 8th Chakra is the Brachial Chakra, which is located on either side of the body at the shoulders. It is an important energy center for the human-animal connection and bonding. It a chakra that is only in animals and is especially helpful for dogs who are uncomfortable with human contact.
Chakras can be balanced by hands on healing, such as acupressure and reiki, distance healing, visualization, sound therapy, dowsing, healing stones, essential oils, kinesiology, color, light and crystal therapy.
Acupressure is a method of hands on therapy that is essentially balancing the chakras. When a practitioner is feeling along the meridian lines, they are able to sense energy imbalances and clear stagnations to the chi and blood can flow effortlessly. In doing this, the chakra becomes balanced. The energy center is now open and flowing and all corresponding organs are receiving the chi, blood and vital fluids needed to function as they should.
Reiki is hands on technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It focuses very specifically on energy healing. Practitioners use palm healing to transfer and balance energy to the recipient. The word reiki is made up of two Japanese words, Rei, which means Higher Power and Ki, which is life force energy. It is in essence, spiritually guided energy work.
Distance healing involves the therapist channels healing energy to a recipient in a different physical location. The distance could be anywhere from a few feet to thousands of miles. Some therapists like to work with photos to help them visualize. This work could be done while your dog is laying in his bed and the therapist is sitting a few feet away or it could be done on the phone. Distance and time are irrelevant in distance energy healing.
Visualization and color therapy use color that is specific to each chakra. For example, if a dog has been in and out of shelters, is very timid and lacks trust, his Root Chakra is out of balance. At a base level, he is uncertain of his most basic needs being met. The color associated with Root is red, so that is the color that would be visualized. A dog that is experiencing car anxiety might benefit from visualizing yellow, the color of Solar Plexus. The Solar Plexus is associated with the digestive system and adrenal glands. This chakra regulates fear and anxiety.
Sound therapy uses different sounds, tones and vibrations associated with each chakra to bring the body into balance. These sounds could come from one’s own voice, gongs, singing bowls, bells, tuning forks, etc. In a sound bath, each instrument which carries its own frequency and vibration is aimed and clearing energy stagnations and balancing chakras.
Dowsing uses a pendulum or other instrument to track vibrations and uncover imbalances. It’s a method of searching for and analyzing energy.
Healing stones are associated with each chakra and can be placed near the animal to help restore balance. An example would be a dog that is having a Heart Chakra imbalance would benefit from green and pink stones such as Jade, Green Tourmaline, Green Calcite and Rose Quartz. A sign of emotional imbalance in the Heart Chakra might be a dog who is very aggressive or who has been abused.
Essential oils can also be used to balance chakras. A dog who needs a little assistance with the Crown Chakra could benefit from the use of Lavender, Myrrh and Frankincense. Each chakra has its own unique oils to help restore balance.
It’s important to clear your own energy before starting to work on your dog. You can do this through yoga, meditation or a quiet walk in nature. Overtime, you will begin to gain a better sense of your dog’s energy and feel his or her vibrations. Keep the light of love in your heart and always thank your dog for letting you into his heart and life.