Yoga & Wellness
What is Reiki?
“REIKI” (pronounced “Ray-Kay” means: Universal (REI) & Life Force (KI)
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. Reiki is “spiritually guided life forces energy.” This ancient art is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be 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. The mind exists not only in the brain, but also throughout the body. The nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body and so the mind exists here also. Because of this, it is more appropriate to call our mind a mind/body as the mind and body are so closely linked. The places where negative thoughts and feelings collect is were Ki is restricted in its flow. The physical organs that exist at these locations are restricted in their functioning, which allow illness to manifest.
What happens in a Reiki session?
The receiver is fully dressed in comfortable clothing, on a massage table or seated while the healer holds his/her hands on or above them. There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions. The client usually experiences a deep relaxation, tingling, warmth, pulsing throughout the body and a total sense of well being.
How it is done
Reiki utilizes specific techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body. It is a holistic, natural hands-on energy system that touches on all levels: Mind, Body & Spirit. Medical science has shown that all living creatures maintain electro-chemical processes in their bodies – energy centers. These energy ﬁelds are measured in common medical diagnostic practice by such instruments as MRI’S and electrocardiograms. Every experience in life affects your physical body & energetic systems, negative or positive, the environment, your thoughts, people and even the food we eat. The positive experiences support you, just the opposite with the negative experiences and negative though patterns. They can manifest in your physical body as illness, emotional issues, depression, anxiety, insomnia, etc.
The healing touch of Reiki offers countless benefits to Mind, Body & Spirit. Guided by the Higher Intelligence, it knows exactly where to go and how to respond to restrictions in the flow of Ki. Some of the beneﬁts of Reiki are:
· Increases energy and vitality
· Effective on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels
· Loosens blocked energy
· Adjusts itself according to the need of the recipient
· Supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself
· Relieves pain
· Reduces stress and promotes a state of total relaxation
· Creates inner harmony and awareness
· Promotes calmness and serenity
· Works on emotional and mental disorders
· Promotes a loving and gentle spirit
· Complements and enhances effects of other therapies