Reiki 1
… let the
healing begin
Course Designers: Mercedes Luna, Lynda Stone & Divya Ramachandran
Objectives
• Learners will be able to name the father
of Reiki
• Learners will be able to define Reiki in
their own words by describing its basic
operating principle.
• Learners will be able to state the ethical
principles of Reiki.
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What Reiki Isn’t…
• Not a religion
• Not psychic healing
• Not a cult
• Not a dogma
• Not channeling
• Not a massage technique
• Not mind control
• Not hypnosis
• Not visualization
• Not wishful thinking
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What is Reiki?
• Natural healing
system
• Always
available
• Connects with
Universal
Consciousness
• Restores wholeness
to body, mind and
spirit
• Unlocks the inner
flow of vital energy
• Cannot be
overused
• Cannot be
‘lost’
• Cannot manipulate,
or control anything
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Benefits of
Reiki
Benefits of Reiki
Objectives:
– List the Benefits of Reiki
– List who can be treated with Reiki
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Benefits of Reiki…
• Enhances creativity, communication and
learning abilities
• Increases confidence and self esteem
in personal growth and improving the
quality of our life
• Helps overcome fear and anxiety
• Assists in reconnecting with our inner
self
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Benefits of Reiki…
Who to Treat?
– Yourself
– Family and friends
– Anybody who asks
– Pregnant women
– Animals and birds
– Plants
Same Universal Life Energy for all
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Reiki Kanji Symbols?
• Rei = Universal
• Ki = Life Force
Energy
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The
Chakra System
The Chakra System
Objectives:
– Describe what is a “Chakra” and “Aura”
– List the seven main Chakras in the human
body, and identify their positions
– Describe the main functions of each
Chakra
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The Chakra System
What are Chakras?
– “Chakra” is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel”
– Circular energy centers in man’s etheric body
– Gateways for the flow of energy and life into man’s physical body
What are Auras?
– “Aura” is a Latin word that means “glow of light”
– 7 layer Energy field that surrounds and permeates man’s etheric body
– Auras change in color size and structure according to man’s mental and
emotional state
Healthy energy flow = Healthy, Mind, Body & Soul
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The Chakra System
The Etheric and Physical Bodies
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The Chakra System
The 7 Main Glands
Pineal Gland
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Thymus Gland
Pancreatic Gland
The Gonads
Adrenal Glands
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The Chakra System
Throat Chakra
• Center of communication
and self expression
Throat Chakra
• Light blue color
• Energizes throat,
lungs and digestive tract
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The Chakra System
Solar Plexus Chakra
• Seat of emotions and
feelings
• Center of power and
wisdom
• Yellow Color
Solar Plexus Chakra
• Energizes stomach,
liver and gall bladder
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The Chakra System
Any Questions?
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The Chakra System
Exercise Time
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Full Body
Treatment
Full Body Reiki Treatment
Objectives:
– Enumerate at least 3 things of each aspect, to
take in account before give a full body Reiki
treatment
– Correctly perform a full body Reiki treatment to a
partner
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Full Body Reiki Treatment
Few things to be kept in mind:
General Aspects
First time patients
Practitioner
Enviroment
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Full Body Reiki Treatment
Beginning the Reiki session
Ask the person to …
• Remove shoes, glasses and bulky jewelry
• Lie down on the massage table
• Ask for all he/she needs to be comfortable
These body Reiki treatment, cover most of the organs of the body so that a
total healing takes place.
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Full Body Reiki Treatment
Beginning the Body Reiki Treatment
• Start to perform the hand positions in order
• Hold in each position for two to three minutes
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Basic
Hand Positions
Hands Position
Objectives:
– Enumerate the 2 possible set of hand positions in
a Reiki treatment
– Demonstrate how to held the hands in the right
way to give a Reiki treatment
– Demonstrate the basic 12 hands positions for selftreatment
– Demonstrate the 16 hands positions for treatment
to others
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Hands Position
Hands in the Healing Process
• Hands imposition: a gift from the universe
• Reiki technique use the hands as the device to transmit
the energy.
• Hands must be placed:
– on the body / part affected
OR
– 2 inches from the body
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Hands Position
The practitioners hands traditionally
are held:
– With fingers and thumb together
– Slightly cupped
We will see the hands position for:
• Self-treatment (12 Basic Positions)
• Treatment to Others (16 Basic Positions)
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Hands Position
Self-Treatment
Head
Position A
Position B
(variations from
positions A)
Drawings from BAB Japan K.K.
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Hands Position
Treatments for Others
Position N° 1
Position N° 2
Pictures from Argentinian Reiki Association
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Hands Position
Treatments for Others (cont.)
Position N° 3
Position N° 4
Pictures from Argentinian Reiki Association
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