Animals are very intuitive creatures. It can often seem as though some have a sixth sense that we humans don't possess. You know this particularly if you have a loyal dog at home, who can read your energy and emotions - sometimes even before you can. So it should come as no surprise that energy healing can actually benefit your favorite pets as well. Sometimes pets' energies can get out of synch where there is a disruption to a routine, or they're in an unfamiliar place. Help them become more calm and balanced through these animal healing practices.
What causes energy imbalance in animals?
Animals can feel distraught for a number of reasons, but most have to do with unfamiliar people, places, or experiences. For example, if you need to leave your animal in a shelter over holidays, or on the other hand, if you travel a far distance and bring your pet with you. These disruptions can be the cause of your pet's stress, leading to the imbalance of energy within them. Bringing your animal around children or unfamiliar people can cause stress, or a medical condition or change in diet are other crucial factors in the overall wellness of your pet. The good news is, there are at-home healing therapies you can try right now, to help your animal feel better:
Reiki healing therapy for animals
Reiki healing is an effective therapy for anyone, and the same can be said for animals. Reiki is a great way to transfer healing energies through your pet with deliberate and strategically placed touch. Petting has always been a great way to calm and relax, or delight your animal, and reiki can increase these healing benefits.
If you have a new pet who is not used to your touch, or a skittish animal, you can also try a hand hovering technique. This can be a method for introducing touch and closeness to your animal in order to calm and comfort them, and help them to get used to your touch.
In Reiki therapy, there are very important areas on the body which act as portals or inlets for the healing energy of chakras. These areas of the body are similar to those on animals when using reiki. For the best effect, you should mirror your hand positions on either side of the animal, and starting at the shoulders, move your hands down the animal's body, focusing on the chakra energy points. If your pet has a physical ailment, you can focus healing energy and touch on the specific area affected.
Sound healing therapy for animals
Animals, particularly house pets such as dogs, cats, and birds are sensitive to sounds. Untrained dogs respond strongly to outside noises easily, and cats tend to scare at sudden noises. In knowing what disturbs animals, we can think of ways to counteract their uneasiness, or at least use these sensitivities in a more positive manner.
Sound therapy for animals can be done with the use of calming music, or even the use of such instruments as tibetan bowls, which are commonly relied upon in sound healing therapy. Creating a soothing environment through sound for your animal can help calm them, and lessen the tenseness that comes from being sensitive to harsh sounds.
Humans and animals are strongly connected, and often animals can become imbalanced just as their owners can. Help your animals to be calm, and feel their best through animal healing therapies.
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