Reiki

Woman in a reiki session with her healer - Reiki - ILYNSI Yoga

I recently tried my first Reiki session a few weeks ago and I have to say, I am very intrigued. I have always believed in our energetic fields such as the chakras or the chi. According to  holistic medicine, a person’s energy should be flowing freely in order for both the body and mind to be in a positive state. When the energy flow is blocked it can lead to symptoms of emotional or physical imbalance.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a very ancient and fascinating form of holistic care. It is a spiritual practice with roots in Japanese origin but does not belong to any particular belief system. Instead, it is a subtle and mindful form of energy transference used to heal negative energy that has accumulated in the body. Reiki practitioners believe that everyone has the ability to connect to their own energy healing powers to heal themselves as well as others.

How is it used?

Although Reiki is often used to support healing in the body, there is no empirical evidence indicating that it cures diseases. It is used as an alternative form of medicine to encourage a better flow of energy throughout the body. It helps to remove acute or chronic energy blockages that have accumulated in your energy field and can manifest in negative ways.

The process involves a technique call Palm Healing through which universal energy is used to enable healing in the body. The person lays flat on a bed with their eyes closed while the Reiki practitioner moves around channeling their energy. The practitioner is conducting a reading to understand the current state of the energetic field and blockages. In order for the spiritual healing to take place, the practitioner channels the universal energy and works to open any blockages. After the reading, the person and the practitioner have a conversation about the experience, what was discovered, and ways to prevent future energy blockages.

What are the benefits?

Reiki helps to calm the mind and body in a way very similar to yoga. It requires the person to surrender to their environment and allow the universal energy to pass through them. Reiki induces relaxation, relieves stress, and removes energy blockages. It triggers the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By clearing energetic blockages the chi can flow harmoniously helping to create more inner peace and a connection with your higher self.

Have you tried Reiki yet? Leave a comment below and share your experience.


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