Straightforward Speaking: What Is Reiki And How Does It Work?

Posted April 15, 2012 by Mechelle Richards in Holistic Healing

Throughout this article we answer the question what is Reiki? In this simple and straightforward analysis we examine clearly what Reiki is, how it works and what the benefits of Reiki are. For a more in depth and comprehensive look at Reiki including how attunements work and a more thorough list of its benefits you may enjoy reading our other articles from the Reiki collection.

Simple & Straightforward: What Is Reiki?

What Is Reiki?

The purpose of Reiki is to stimulate a person’s ‘Universal Life Energy’.

Reiki is a healing technique that originated in Japan in the mid nineteenth century. Many believe Reiki is similar to massage but this would be an inaccurate statement. A Reiki practitioner taps into ‘Universal Life Energy’ from the universe and channels it into a person as a means to enhance the person’s own ‘Universal Life Energy’.

The practitioner channels this energy through their hands, which are placed above certain parts of the person’s body. This energy is then transferred into the person. It is very rare for a Reiki practitioner to use physical contact during a session.

What Is Meant By The ‘Universal Life Energy’?

‘Universal Life Energy’ is recognised in many cultures as Chi.

To fully understand what Reiki is and how Reiki works we must first understand what is meant by the ‘Universal Life Energy’ or ‘Life Force Energy’ as it is otherwise known.

The practice of Reiki is built around the belief that there is an unseen energy flowing all around us and flowing within us. This energy is called the ‘Universal Life Energy’. It is believed to be everywhere in the universe and that everything in the world contains ‘Universal Life Energy’.

How Does Reiki Work?

The ‘Universal Life Energy’ that is channelled into a person stimulates the flow of the ‘Universal Life Energy’ that is inside themselves. Many benefits can be achieved through both stimulating this energy and working through any blockages in energy. If this energy is low we are more inclined to suffer from illness and stress and be less capable of dealing with any emotional troubles.

Benefits Of Reiki

There are a huge abundance of benefits of Reiki and the effects of a Reiki session continue even after the session has finished. With regular Reiki sessions the effects become greater. Reiki primarily triggers the body’s own natural healing resources and from this a wealth of benefits can be achieved to ultimately achieve physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Reiki is known widely for its relaxing benefits, yet many people do not know that it also helps the body dispose of toxins, can cure common health ailments, strengthen the immune system, balance vital organs and release blocked emotions.

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