I would consider myself a student of mind body energy, and there are practices all over the world and all through history to help mind body connection.
What I have also found in the modern era is a seeming disconnect, either from being “stuck in our head,” from trauma, or from not using those connections we made in infancy.
Which brought me to find experts in Chakra and Reiki recently.
Chakras are energy centers that correlate to places in the body along the spinal column. Reiki practitioners help move energy through these areas. Interestingly, Chakra practice is from India and Reiki Practitioning originated in Japan. The history of each practice is separate, but so aligned that they are often taught together, and seem to make sense together.
A lot of my work has brought me to look at root, sacral, and solar plexus chakra. For some people, reconnecting to these chakra or being able to envision the energy in these areas may help with pelvic floor and core engagement.
I recently got some energy work done by a Reiki practitioner, and I have to say, it was pretty amazing. I could feel the chakra areas and the energy moving around them. That being said, I have been actively working on my internal mind body game since I felt cut off post surgery 10 years ago.
I figure it’s all part of the practice, and no one is “wrong” when it comes to finding internal energy.
What about you? Are you able to access areas of the core through energy work?