Reiki - a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing and self-improvement that everyone can use - is an Asian technique that facilitates the flow of energy, our universal life force, through the layer of our being. The technique was originally used for spiritual development and is applied today as a "hands-on" balancing or healing modality. The Universal Life Force energy worked with in Reiki is called Chi, or Qi, by Chinese practitioners. People from India and Tibet call this life force energy 'Prana', whereas the Hawaiians call it 'Mana'. There are many names for this one universal life force energy that is found in all things, and it is the flow of that energy in clients that Reiki practitioners aim to enhance; with the intention of supporting greater health, relaxation and wellbeing on all levels.
What does this mean for you? Let's look first at what the word Reiki means... Breaking down the Japanese word we get Rei = "spirit" and Ki = "energy”, so the translation for the word Reiki is "spiritual energy." That energy is the same for all of us - it is that which is all around us, and available for each of us to draw more of into our bodies, into the cells and the matrix of our whole being. The spirit of energy is the energy of life. It travels in with each breath, and informs our body at the cellular level, as well as our thoughts and our actions. As we learn to "see" energy in all things, we can see Reiki in all things too.
For many, practicing yoga fosters an awareness of this energy flow, our life force. It is the essence of breathwork, or Pranayama. It is what we strive to cultivate through breath awareness in our practice. The idea is that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. The deeper we move, the deeper the energy can flow in our body. When ones "life force energy" is low, they are more likely to feel stress and can become more susceptible to sickness and dis-ease. Conversely, when ones activity level is harmonious and balanced one may cultivate and even maintain a higher level of energy. That contributes to the experience of being happy and healthier as well.
Some have found Reiki to be a wonderful technique for stress reduction and relaxation while also promoting healing. An attuned practitioner administers Reiki by "laying the hands” to direct this "spiritually guided life force energy" through the body. Those who have received treatments have shared that it feels like there is a wonderful glowing radiance flowing through them and around them during and after the practice. Reiki treats the whole person; helping to bring body, emotions, mind and spirit into balance. It creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results through continued application.
Not only does experiencing Reiki, this wonderful Asian technique of applying and balancing the energy or electrical patterns in the body, mind and spirit promote ones innate ability to maintain health and even begin healing from ailments, it also opens the mind to the necessity for finding balance in life and cultivating joyful activities that lead to a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. Certainly this is a benefit to the receiver of a Reiki treatment. Yet, not only does the practice influence the receiver; the practitioner benefits as well because energy flow is increased in and around both of them. Reiki is one of those practices that keeps on giving, to the receiver, the practitioner, and the whole world. As Einstein said "E=MC2" - there is no net loss of energy in the world. All we have to do is learn to become aware of it, tap into it and let it flow to optimize personal and planetary health. A Reiki treatment could be the first step for you in opening to more awareness of this healthy flow of life force energy.
Energy follows intention, and a transmission of energy flowing from the universe through the practitioner to the recipient can happen in person, or from a distance. The only prerequisite is that both parties are open to it. Thus, one can either schedule an appointment and show up for a Reiki session (try it on the BIO MAT, you'll love it!) or schedule a tune-up from a far. Both work well as long as there is an authentic intention to open to the flow of this universal life energy. You benefit, and so does the whole of humanity through intention, and the facilitation of vital and vibrant energy flow throughout the world.
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