Archive: December, 2010

Q: What exactly is Yoga….can it help me….and do I need to be extremely flexible? A: Yoga is one of the oldest sciences of life, as it dates back about 5000 years. Simply, Yoga encourages the body to function as an integrated whole. The word “Yoga” actually comes from the root word, “yoke” which means […]

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Q: Do you follow any certain lineage? A: I began with the practice and study of hatha yoga which emphasizes posturing, body alignment and pranayama (breathing techniques) in the lineage of Swami Vishnu Devananda, a disciple of Swami Sivananda. I received training, myself, from disciples of Swami Vishnu Devananda while studying at an Ashram in […]

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The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. Rei is Higher Intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe. Rei is a subtle wisdom that permeates everything, both animate and inanimate. Because of its infinite nature, it is all knowing. Ki is the energy that is inherent in […]

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Q: Can you explain what prana is? A: Prana is life-force energy. We take in prana through the air we breathe (oxygen to enrich the blood), through live, organic food, pure water, and directly from mother earth. Have you ever laid on the ground for awhile or have felt the oceanic waters of the earth […]

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Q: You speak of Shakti Energy. How does one access or experience this? A: Shakti energy is feminine life-force energy-it is kinetic. It is a very high frequency of energy. It is the primordial and very powerful energy which resides, predominantly, in our root chakras-the pelvic floor. It is the energy of manifestation, as, quite […]

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Q: I hear people, in the spiritual realm, speak of having a Kundalini Awakening. Is this a frightening experience and does this happen when working with you? A: The word, Kundalini, means, “she who is coiled”. Kundalini is the process of shakti’s ascent from root chakra (perineum) to the crown of the head. When this […]

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Reflexology is the ancient practice of palpating acupressure points on the feet, hands and ears. These Reflex points correlate with all the specific organs, glands, and body systems. The practice brings homeostasis or balance to the body as the pressure sends a calming message from the peripheral nerves in the extremities to the central nervous […]

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Q: Can you explain what the chakras are? A: The chakras are spinning vortices of energy that reside in the subtle body. The subtle body is that hidden field of energy, within you (the etheric body) that carries all of your imprints, memories, emotions, habits……..basically any experience that has ever happened to you is stored […]

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Q: So, the chakras are like energy flows in the body? A: Yes, in the sense that they are spinning energy centers. It’s a vortex of energy at various places within the body (as I’ve described, under ‘chakras’) along the pathway up the spine. Each vortex (hopefully spinning nicely) corresponds with the glands and organs […]

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Q: Are your sessions geared for individuals or couples? A: I enjoy working with both. For the individual, the experience will bring vibrant health through clearing and a feeling of inner unity where one gradually comes to a better self-realization. Plus it offers so much relaxation. For couples too, the practices can bring better health, […]

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Like to increase Vitality? Heal Physical & Emotional Pain? Experience deep relaxation and Peace?

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Julie K. Halevan is a certified Yoga Teacher, Reflexologist and Reiki Master located in Cedar Fall, Iowa.

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What are the Chakras and Healing modalites of yoga, reiki, reflexology, shakti?

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Contributing Author for Edge Life Magazine & Sibyl Magazine, For the Spirit and Soul of Woman

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