Reiki Techniques to Relax, Heal, and Treat

It was not till the mid/late 1990’s that Reiki practitioners in the West began hearing about what in time would come to be known collectively as the ‘Japanese Reiki Techniques’ – a number of practices (some, self-development related, others, treatment-related) being used by modern-day Reiki practitioners in Japan, and claimed to have been part of Usui Reiki Ryoho since the early days.

Shoden (Level 1):

  • Gassho Kokyu ho – hand-breathing
  • Gassho Meiso – Gassho meditation
  • Gassho Mudra – Gesture of Respect
  • (Hikari no Kokyu ho – breath of light (a version of Joshin Kokyu ho)
  • Joshin Kokyu ho – ‘Spirit Cleansing Breath’ (an element of hatsurei ho)
  • Kenyoku ho – ‘dry bathing’ (an element of hatsurei ho)
  • Makoto no Kokyo ho – breath of sincerity
  • Nentatsu ho – ‘habit treatment’
  • Reiki Mawashi – the ‘Reiki circle’ or ‘Reiki current’
  • Renzoku Reiki – the Reiki Marathon
  • Shuchu (aka Shudan) Reiki – group treatment

Okuden (Level 2):
Okuden is sometimes taught in two separate parts – zenki (first part) and kouki (second part)

The okuden zenki techniques are:

  • Gedoku Chiryo ho – detoxification/purification technique
  • Genetsu ho (or Byogen Chiryo ho) – for reducing high temperature / bringing down a fever
  • Gyoshi ho – treating with the eyes
  • Hatsurei ho – ‘Generating the Spirit’
  • Heso Chiryo ho – navel treatment
  • Koki ho – treating with the breath
  • Nadete Chiryo ho – Stroking
  • Oshite Chiryo ho – Pressing with the fingertips
  • Tanden Chiryo ho / Hara Chiryo ho – hara-centred detox
  • Uchite Chiryo ho – Patting

The okuden kouki techniques are:

  • Byosen Reikan ho – intuitive (psychic) sensing of imbalances
  • Enkaku Chiryo ho – distance treatment
  • Jakikiri Joka ho – clearing negative energy
  • Ketsueki Kokan ho (aka Ketsueki Joka ho) – the ‘Reiki Finish’ or ‘Nerve Stroke’
  • Hanshin Koketsu ho (aka Hanshin Chiryo) – half body blood cleansing
  • Zenshin Koketsu ho – full body blood cleansing
  • (Kotodama)
  • Reiji ho – allowing Reiki to guide hand placement
  • Seiheki Chiryo ho – ‘habit treatment’ (Nentatsu ho, but with symbols)
  • Shashin Chiryo ho – distance-healing method using a photograph

Shinpiden (Level 3):

  • Kokiyu ho – ‘breath empowerment’
  • Reiju – ‘Giving/receiving the Spirit’

Listed below are the 4 free techniques on how to self attune yourself to Reiki to better understand how simple and effective this energy healing can be.

  1. Preparation to self attune yourself to Reiki is important. Meditation starting one week prior to your self attunement session is best. Meditation helps clear and relax the mind and body. It allows us to open up on a more spiritual level. One should also stop smoking and drinking alcohol one day prior to self attunement since these can cause blockage in the body.
  2. On the day of self attunement, it is helpful to sit in a meditative position. Try and imagine all negative energies releasing from your body through your crown chakra. Your crown chakra is located at the top of your head. When I do this, sometimes I imagine an angel coming down with a bucket to collect my negative thoughts and energies and rid them from me. (Picturing an action like the angel works best for me.)
  3. Mentally repeat to yourself which Reiki level you wish to be attuned. If you wish to start with Reiki Level 1, then repeat this to yourself and meditate on it.
  4. Feel the Reiki level that you request enter through your crown chakra and flowing through each and every part of your body. It helps to picture this Reiki level as a white light. Enjoy the meditative feeling you are in for roughly 30 – 45 minutes. Once your whole body clears, you can ground yourself.

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One Response to “Reiki Techniques to Relax, Heal, and Treat”

  1. Tia

    Doing meditation is the best exercise to get a more balanced life. I know it saved me and kept me sane no matter what happened.

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