What is Reiki?
Life force energy (prana) is what sustains life. We are surrounded by this Universal healing energy, and we can tap into it anytime, anywhere.
Reiki is a hands-on energy healing and balancing technique that promotes stress-reduction and the balance of mind, body and spirit. This healing art technique has been practiced throughout the history of humankind. It can easily be learned by anyone.
You are made up by energy. You are energy. It's everywhere, within you and all around you.
It's scientifically proven that our bodies are made of energy, and how well this energy flows affects our health and happiness. We have energy wheels (chakras), as well as energy channels (called nadis in Sankrit and meridians in Chinese medicine)
How does Reiki work?
The body is able to heal itself, but prolonged stress and/or trauma can cause our system to get stuck in these ways of beings, and it forgets how to maintain this miracle of self-correction and healing. When receiving Reiki the body-mind-soul system is brought to a state of deep relaxation and rest, assisting the body's natural ability to balance and restore itself on all levels.
What's a Reiki session like?
Reiki is given on a massage table in a professional setting. During a Reiki session, the practitioner gently places their hands directly on or above the client's body, and life force energy (prana) is being channeled to the client via hands.
Each Reiki session is unique to the individual and assists the client's body-mind-spirit exactly as is needed for that day, or that cycle of their life. Reiki compliments and is a warming addition to any other healing modalities such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, reflexology, and massage.
Do I have what it takes to become a Reiki practitioner?
You, like anyone else, is a healer. Anyone can learn Reiki. It does not require any specific skills to be a light worker and spread good in the world. You are enough, always have been and always will be. Remember, that love is your essence, it's who you are. Everyone can connect with the Universal source of love, and share it with the world.
All you need is the desire to do so.
During a Reiki Certification Training, you will learn more about Reiki and the human energy system, how to give Reiki to yourself and others, and you'll receive attunement to Reiki.
Source: Reiki Manual by Allison Eaton