What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique to support mental and physical healing properties.
The word “rei” refers to a higher intelligence that permeates all living and nonliving entities and guides the inherent functioning of the universe. The word “ki” refers to the nonphysical energy that flows through everything that is alive, including plants, animals, and human beings—because of this, ki is also often called “life force energy,” and is known as qi or chi from other lineages. In India the word for vital life force is “prana”. The combination of these two words is what defines Reiki as “spiritually guided life-force energy.”
How it works?
A practitioner guides their hands over another channeling this “life force” to the person receiving. This enables the Reiki to flow through the affected parts of the subject’s energy field and charges them with this positive energy.
Benefits of Reiki
- Reiki promotes relaxation and rest, which balances the nervous system, bringing about better digestion, sleep and helps boost the immune system.
- Reiki brings inner peace and harmony. It can be valuable tool in enhancing spiritual growth.
- Reiki balances the mind and emotions. This helps in reducing stress in our lives as well as reduces mood swings. In turn this, will bring clarity of mind, enhancing learning, memory and will alleviate depression and anxiety.
- Reiki relieves the grieving process, clears emotions and offers perspective.
- Reiki helps to relieve pain from migraines, arthritis, sciatica and helps with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia to name a few.
- Reiki speeds up recovery from surgery or long-term illness. As it helps in adjusting to medicine/treatment, it also tends to reduce side-effects. For example, Chemo-therapy patients who received Reiki noticed a marked decrease in side effects from treatment.
Reiki can not only treat problems, but perhaps even prevent them from ever developing. Reiki is for everyone: it heals adults, babies, toddlers, children, elderly and pets.