Preparing For Whole-Body Reiki
Jewelry contains items such as stones (semi-precious or precious), metal rings or
chains, leather thongs or a variety of other objects. Many of these will attract energies
that may interfere with the life energy of Reiki. Items such as watches create a closed
circuit that reduce the flow of life energy. Earrings are especially a problem. The
pierced ears interfere with the flow of energy. The ears are very important in many
therapies such as acupuncture that utilize meridians and must be kept unencumbered.
There are two reasons for washing hands. First, there is the physical effect of
cleaning. It makes the hands pleasant to feel for the recipient of Reiki. Hot, sticky
hands should be avoided in Reiki as they are not conducive to the state of relaxation
The second benefit relates to the aura surrounding the body. This aura may be affected
by contact with objects, people, etc over the course of the day and washing removes such
influences, which could, in sensitive people, have an adverse effect.
Say a prayer
It is helpful at this stage to recite a short prayer asking for healing and to
concentrate upon and acknowledge your aims, self-perception and those of the person upon
whom your hands will be placed. The prayer makes you ready to enter into the relaxation
Even out the aura
This is a means of gently making contact and starting the therapy. It involves a number
|Ask the person to lie down.|
|Sit beside the person; put your left hand on your sacrum.|
|With your right hand held about 6-9 inches(15-25 cm) above the body and palm facing
down, move your hand along the length of the body from the head to the toes.|
|Return the hand to the starting point using a circular motion along the side of the
|Repeat this three or four times|
This process can be repeated after the Reiki therapy when your left hand can be placed
on the sacrum of the recipient.
When each Reiki therapy session is complete the whole body may be energized via the
root chakra. The hand is held vertically above the body and then quickly moved from the
pelvis to the head.
Practice of Whole-Body Reiki
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