What is Reiki?

You may have seen or heard the word Reiki or Energy Healing on social media, from your yoga community, or in a book you have read. Are you wondering what exactly Reiki is? Read on to find out…..

Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful, non-invasive energy healing modality. It is said to have been used thousands of years ago. 

It was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the 19th century. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words “Rei” meaning ‘universal’ – and “Ki” meaning ‘life force energy’. All living things have a life force energy that keeps them alive. We all have a physical and energetic body. Think of your energetic body as your personal energy that surrounds you – your aura. 

I like to think of Reiki as Acupuncture without the needles. During a Reiki session universal life force energy flows through the practitioner and into your energy body, your meridians (energy lines) and chakras (energy centres). 

Reiki works with the energetic body that we all have. During their training, a Reiki Practitioner receives an attunement which opens up their energetic body and prepares them to be able to become a conduit or channel of/for Reiki energy. Think of the practitioner like a radio tower that transmits the signal of Reiki to the client.

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When we become stressed, disconnected from ourselves or ill our life force energy can be depleted. Receiving a Reiki session can rebalance your personal life force energy and connect you into something deeper. 

Reiki can strengthen the direct line between you and your Higher Self and/or the Universe. It helps to clear energetic blockages and this creates space for a clearer connection to the Divine. This allows insights, guidance and realizations to flow through more easily to us during meditation or contemplation. 

Solutions to problems and issues can become more apparent during and after a Reiki session. Repeated patterns and behaviours that are not in our best interest can become more obvious to us. Reiki helps us to realize where we need to make adjustments in our lives.

Reiki is an intelligent energy healing modality that flows where it is needed. It works on an emotional, spiritual and physical level. 

Reiki works alongside and supports medical treatments and other holistic modalities. It can be used to support people with a variety of different issues and ailments. 

Such as: anxiety, depression, aches and pains, energetic blocks, unbalanced chakras, insomnia, grief, releasing ancestral wounds and so much more. 

You can find a longer list of what Reiki can help you with here. Reiki is also deeply relaxing, so you do not need to have a specific issue or ailment to enjoy the benefits of a Reiki session.

Would you like to experience the relaxing and transformative power of Reiki? I offer in person sessions in S10 Sheffield and online via Zoom. 

You can find more details on Reiki sessions with Return To Om here

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