Many of you won't be surprised to learn that I am extremely interested in Reiki.
If you Google Reiki, the first definition that pops up is: a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
I'm been lucky enough to be receiving Reiki since a very young age as my Mom is a trained Reiki Master. And last year I completed my Reiki Level 1 certificate and hoping to do my Reiki Level 2 this year.
When Reiki is performed, the therapist will focus mostly on the main energy centres of the body, these are known as Chakras.
We have thousands of tiny energy channels, there are three main energy channels that start at the base of the spine and spiral up our spine to the top of our head. Where these three main energy channels meet we have the Chakras. These are:
1st Chakra - Root Chakra
2nd Chakra - Sacral Chakra
3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra
4th Chakra - Heart Chakra
5th Chakra - Throat Chakra
6th Chakra - Third Eye Chakra
7th Chakra - Crown Chakra
You can read ALL about the Chakras and main energy channels here.
Reiki is of Japanese origion and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" (prana or Chi) flows through us and all around us. This life force energy is the reason we are alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Before starting, the Reiki therapist will tap into the universal life force energy, through their hands and feet. They say a little prayer and start giving Reiki and thus giving the life force energy to the client. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.
If you found this very brief introduction to Reiki interesting, please let me know as I would love to write about the history of Reiki and share it with you.
Love, Light and Namaste,
Anna B xo