What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese practice and technique that promotes healing, relaxation, stress reduction and more. A Reiki treatment includes "laying on hands" which is based on the idea that an unseen life force/energy flows through us all and is what causes us to be alive. If your life force is low, you are more likely to feel stress or get sick. Alternately, if it is high you are more capable, happy, and healthy.
A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words- Rei which means "Gods wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". Therefore, Reiki actually means "spiritually guided life force energy." Reiki works by treating the whole person, body, emotions, mind, and spirit. The treatments create many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, serenity, security, and well-being. Reiki is simply a natural and safe practice of spiritual healing and self-improvement that anyone can use and benefit from. Reiki has been proven effective in helping to heal many different illnesses and maladies and always creates a beneficial effect for the receiver. Reiki can also be used in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic practices to promote health and wellness and reduce side effects while aiding in promoting recovery.
Here are some of the health benefits of Reiki-
How Reiki works-
Part of the belief of Reiki is the life force energy that flows through us all. It is believed that life force energy flows through the physical body through channels called chakras, meridians, and nadis. It also flows around us in an energy field known as an aura. This life force energy nourishes our body, organs and cells and supports them in their vital functions. When the energy is disrupted it causes weakened level of function in one or more organs and tissues of the physical body. The life force energy is also responsive to thoughts and feelings. When we accept either consciously or unconsciously negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves it becomes disrupted. The negativity attaches to the energy field causing a disruption in its flow. Reiki clears, straightens, and heals the energy pathways allowing the life force energy to flow in a healthy and undisturbed manner.
Here is a little more about chakras-
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