Reiki is a means of oriental medicinal therapy of curing ailments with the healing energy. Originating in ancient Tibet and popularized in Japan, this technique has achieved world-wide acclaim and is used as an effective therapy.
Are you aware of the fact that our body contains more energy than it actually uses to carry out various activities? I am not talking about the physical energy that we utilize, but about the healing energy, which is unseen to us, but for sure, is felt by us. This invisible energy is what we call the “life force energy”. The concept of healing energy is well explained by the Japanese technique – Reiki. The word can be divided into two halves: Rei means “The Higher power” and ki means “life energy”. Precisely, it is a spiritually guided life force energy. The basic idea projected by reiki healing touch is that, self healing is the path of salvation from ailments.
Reiki: Healing Energy
Therapies use tools and medications for the treatment of ailments. However, reiki healing therapy uses the energy of the body. Energy that drives our body can be both free-flowing and stagnant. This therapy uses the power of mind to govern the energies of the body and bring it under control. In due course of time, this therapy works wonders in enhancing the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We all are aware of a simple truth of life: A relaxed mind leads to a rejuvenated body. This is how a person feels after undergoing a reiki therapy session. A session usually has the reiki practitioner, who first seeks the permission of the patient to cure him (here the permission is for the mental confidence and trust of the patient on the practitioner). And then, the practitioner starts with the session with his hands moving over the chakras of the body, aiding in rejuvenating them with sufficient energy. He often makes use of reiki symbols in the therapy and massage. In fact, people suffering from chronic ailments like cancer, autoimmune diseases and multiple sclerosis take the aid of these therapy sessions to alleviate the pain. Mental concerns, addiction to drugs, anxiety, panic attacks, and destructive habits (like smoking and abusing alcohol) can be treated effectively with this healing touch therapy.
Before a person learns about reiki or is keen on attending such a therapy session, he is required to know about the chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheels”. A wheel, which we identify physically is what spins around its fixed axis, slow or fast. However, there are similar wheels found in our body too (not physically but as energies). Our body contains 7 major chakras and each one is closely associated with an organ of our body. Below listed are the 7 major chakras.
|Chakra||Location||Organs||Purpose||Information contained||Physical ailments||Emotional issues||Spiritual Lesson|
|Root chakra||Base of spine||Covers the entire spinal column, kidneys, legs, feet, rectum, and immune system||Kinesthetic feelings and movement||Contains instincts, sense of touch, carnal pleasures, pain, superstitions, and familial beliefs||sciatica, lower back pain, varicose veins, rectal tumors, weakened immune system, and depression||self-esteem, survival, family, and security||material and worldly lessons|
|Navel/Sacral chakra||Lower abdomen (below navel)||Contains sexual organs, stomach, upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, middle spine, and adrenal glands||Enhances fertility and emotional connection||Contains emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, love, etc.), controlling patterns, duality, and magnetism||Urinary infections and disorders, weak libido, and pelvic pain||money, sex, power, control, creativity, negative feelings (like guilt and blame)||Creativity, manifestation, valuing relationships, and learning to let go of the past without losing on the lessons|
|Solar plexus chakra||Back of the stomach (in solar plexus)||Covers upper abdomen, umbilicus to rib cage, liver, middle spine, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, small intestines, and stomach||Enhancing maturity in understanding the emotional aspect of life||Contains personality, consciousness of the self within the universe (sense of belonging), self-esteem||Stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, diabetes, pancreatitis, indigestion, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, cirrhosis, adrenal imbalances, arthritis, and colon diseases||Loss of self-esteem, fear of rejection, overly sensitive to criticism, indecisiveness||Learning to love and respect oneself|
|Heart Chakra||Located in the center of the chest||Contains heart, circulatory system, blood, lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, thymus, breasts, esophagus, shoulders, arms, and hands||Emotional empowerment of oneself||Contains connection of love through “love strings”, with the people we adore and love||Cardiovascular conditions, asthma, lung and breast cancers, thoracic spine, pneumonia, etc.||Love, compassion, confidence, inspiration, hope, despair, hate, envy, fear, jealousy, anger, and generosity||Humility to forgive, unconditional love, trust, and compassion|
|Throat Chakra||Located in the neck region (throat)||Covers throat, thyroid glands, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, and hyperthalemus||Responsibility for actions taken by self||Contains self-knowledge, truth, attitude, sense of hearing, taste and smell||Sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, gum or tooth problems, TMJ disorders, etc.||Personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, lack of authority||Confession and absolute surrender to the divine force|
|Third eye (forehead) chakra||Located right in the center of forehead||Covers brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands||Mind development, insight, and actions directed by ideas||Contains clear vision (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, and intellect||Brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, and depression||Fear of truth, discipline, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion and judgment||Thinking with an open mind and creating a reality check point for self|
|Crown chakra||Located at top of the head||Covers the top center of the head and the midline above the ears||Intuitive knowing and connecting to spirituality||Contains duality, magnetism, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear, etc.), and controlling patterns||Mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system, and the skin, chronic exhaustion, over sensitivity to light, sound, and surrounding environment||Discovery of the divine, lack of purpose and direction, loss of meaning or identity, trust, selflessness, humanitarianism, foresight, devotion, inspiration, values, and ethics||Spirituality|
- Crown chakra is the most powerful chakra and is not much disturbed even in the course of curing ailments, pertaining to any side effects.
- Reiki treatment should be done only by a professional practitioner. The healing hands of your teacher will initiate the therapy for you.
Now you know how the energy helps in stimulating the chakras, as each chakra associates with various organs of our body. There are many audio CDs on reiki healing available in the market. This music serves as an excellent means to induce sleep. After all, a peaceful sleep plays a major role in enhancing the immune system. Deuter’s Reiki Hands of light is an excellent musical CD, which contains soothing musical notes that aid in complete relaxation of the mind and body.