Reiki Definition and Benefits
Reiki is translated from the Japanese as Universal (Rei) plus Life Energy (ki). Science calls this bio-field energy or cosmic energy. It is known in different cultures as Holy Spirit, Chi, Prana or Baraka. This is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing and causes balance throughout the body. Reiki works with our energy field or auras that surround the body. Reiki is spiritual in nature, in that love and compassion are an important part of its practice, it is not a religion and members of many religious groups find it compatible with their religious beliefs.
A Reiki session is done on a fully clothed recipient. It uses various hand positions with some lightly placed on the client where others are above the client working on their auras. Recipients can receive a connection to their own spirituality or inner meaning. Some strengthen their wellness or help cope with symptoms, like pain or fatigue. Medical care can be supported with Reiki even for those with chronic illness or at the end-of-life. Although anyone can learn Reiki it is a special kind of healing energy that can only be channeled by someone who has been attuned to it.
Reiki enhances natural healing through relaxation. A sense of peacefulness is fostered which helps calm the mind. Reiki engenders a positive outlook. Through its relaxation tight muscles are released which eases tension and stress. Pain relief is promoted. The body’s energies are balanced and ones spiritual connection is strengthened. Reiki also adapts to ones individual needs.
Anyone who receives a treatment will be helped. It touches every level with a balancing effect. The tired are refreshed, the anxious are left serene, the distressed are comforted, the overwhelmed are given renewed clarity and the depressed see relief. Physical benefits include a slower heart rate and easier breathing.
One will see improvements with the first session. The benefits will grow with repeated sessions. imbalances in the body typically require multiple sessions in order to facilitate the level of relaxation needed by the body to heal itself. Long term imbalances can be caused by poor nutrition and sleep, lack of exercise, toxins in our food and environment, relationship issues and even genetics. You will be more vulnerable to illness, injury and emotional depletion if your life energy is low, restricted or blocked. Reiki can restore this energy balance which plays such and important role in all that we do, plus our thoughts, emotions and physical health.Long term