What is Reiki? How exactly does Reiki energy healing work?
Perhaps you heard a lot about Reiki or experienced a Reiki session in the past. Now you want to learn a little more in order to understand why the hype around this energy healing modality. Well, you’re in the right place!
Mainstream media from Newsweek, The Drs, Oprah, Dr. Oz, and even Vanity Fair has covered Reiki quite a bit. There’s been a lot of hype around the health benefits of Reiki energy healing despite the holistic practice having been around for centuries. So what exactly is it?
Reiki (pronouced “Ray Key”) is a holistic healing method that primarily aims to align the individual’s energetic centers (chakras). This energy healing modality helps to activate an individual’s natural healing processes.
Reiki energy, which is universal energy, connects our higher self with everything around us. Reiki energy is the living energy that sustains life. It is the life force energy that connects us to what we need. Overall, Reiki is not a religion but rather a holistic method for physical healing, mental, and spiritual growth.
As you may already know, all living things are made up of energy. This energy is often called Chi, Prana, or soul. Science has confirmed the presence of this energy using tools, such as Kirlian Photography, to capture visual proof.
There are many disciplines have been developed to help develop and balance our energy centers (chakras). Aside from Reiki healing, other modalities such as qigong, tai chi, meditation, yoga, and feng shui are just a few of the many ways to enhance the flow of this life force energy.
Our bodies are energetic in nature. Our bones resonate at lower frequencies while our thoughts vibrate at higher frequencies. This magnetic pulse is known as a bio magnetic field. When a practitioner is performing a healing session, the energy that emanates from their hands produce a significantly larger bio magnetic reading (7-10Hz – Theta and Alpha range) than a non practitioner. These frequencies are associated with physical healing.
Reiki has traditionally been effective as a way to help individuals increase awareness, insight, wisdom and personal growth. You don’t been to be Reiki Masters to heal yourself. In fact, we all have the ability to heal ourselves through Reiki energy. To start, incorporate energy healing into your busy lifestyle with the simple tips in this free Reiki Healing E-Book!
Reiki may help recipients relax, gain clarity, and energy. It may relieve physical pain, accelerate natural healing, and prevent the progress of disease. Reiki also has the potential to detoxify the body, clear energy blockages, and release emotional baggage.
As Reiki increases the vibrational frequency of the body. The healing energy can support change in negative conditioning and behavior. Some common observations by recipients include: feelings of contentment, decreased feelings of stress, fear and anxiety, reduction and in some cases elimination of physical illnesses.
Some recipients may notice physical sensations such as feeling tingling or changes in temperature. Others may see colors, feel light or heavy within the body, feel sleepy, or just relaxed. Others may not feel any sensations, which is completely normal.
Shift happens and it does not need to be accompanied by bells, whistles and flashing lights. Reiki energy can be a powerful healing modality in supporting the recipient on all levels.
During an in-person Reiki session, the practitioner places his or her hands on or just above a client’s body. The practitioner conducts universal energy from their arms, and out through his or her hands where it flows into the client’s body.
During a distance Reiki session, the practitioner channels the healing energy to the receiver in a different location. Universal energy is not limited by time or space. Thus, the results of a distance Reiki session and in-person session are the same.
In a Reiki session, the practitioner does not rely on his or her personal energy. Rather, practitioners are conduits for channeling the energy. In an in-person and distance Reiki session, the energy drawn in by the recipient through the practitioner. The energy will go where it is needed in the order that the recipient’s body and mind determines.