I invite you to check out self-care specialist Egypt Burge’s free online Nourish Your Soul Retreat featuring a 30-minute video interview with yours truly about the practice of reiki healing touch in my life.
During the interview, I discussed my personal practice, work with clients, and recent volunteer work with my church, Unity of Washington, DC’s reiki ministry to provide reiki to pets and their owners in Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park (October 8) in Washington, DC. We had a great time serving members of our community. I loved working with Riley, the dog featured in the photo. She was filled with a lot of nervous energy. After several minutes of reiki, she calmed down. It is was powerful to witness.
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Reiki is a Japanese word that means “universal life energy.” It is a healing technique that is administered by “laying on hands” for energy cleansing, pain management, stress reduction, and relaxation. A Reiki practitioner uses her or his hands to help channel an individual’s life force energy (known as prana or chi) and is guided by Creator (Higher Spirit, Divine Power, or God). Creator’s wisdom knows exactly where to go and how to respond to restrictions in the flow of an individual’s life force energy. It can work directly in the unconscious parts of the body and mind. There are several Reiki hand positions. Click here to watch a video for Reiki self-treatment.
ENERGY is #Yogaat50 Lesson 3. For the past 10 years, I have used Reiki hand positions during my home yoga practice and when I teach students one-on-one. Reiki helps me experience and manage the flow of my prana when I am on and off the mat. Check out the photo collage above featuring some of my favorite Reiki hand positions. I always end my Reiki session by bowing, chanting OM, and saying Namaste. Have you received Reiki before? How was your experience? Have you used it in your yoga practice?