Reiki Self Healing

Chakra Anatomy

All healing is self healing. You are your own healer. Learn how to use Reiki to activate your inner healer in simple steps.

Is this hard to believe? It was for me. I used to believe that healing was outside of my ability. I did not think that I could "heal myself".

One day a wise healer showed me how the body has an innate capacity for healing. And that all healing is essentially self healing.

Do you remember the last time you cut your finger? What happened? Your finger was bleeding for a bit and then it stopped. How did it stop? Was there somebody or something outside of you that stopped it? No. Your body knew what to do and stopped the bleeding.

What happened next? The cut was red and sore for a bit and then it began to heal itself, right? The skin grew back together, the redness disappeared and the pain stopped. Who did the healing? Your body did.

Reiki self healing is a method to bring healing energy of Reiki to facilitate movement of energy and to dissolve energetic blockages.

How to do Reiki self healing?

Giving Reiki healing to yourself is simple - the process and the hand positions are essentially the same as when you are giving Reiki to other people.

Find a quiet place where you know you will not be disturbed. Make your space relaxing, turn off the lights, you can light a candle, and put on some soothing Reiki music. Prepare your environment for giving and receiving love and nurturing!

Before you begin your Reiki self healing, you may want to center yourself using the three Kanji hand positions:

Position #1 - Sitting or standing if you wish, place the tips of your index fingers together interlacing the rest of the fingers on both hands. Close your eyes for about 30 seconds and focus on your Reiki point - about 2 inches bellow your navel.

Position #2 - Same as above, but your middle fingers are touching. The rest of the fingers are interlaced. Hold the position for about 30 seconds and envision your Reiki point being filled with bright white healing light.

Position #3 - All of your fingers are intertwined. Hold this for 30 seconds and allow energy to flow freely through your body.

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. You can put a pillow underneath your knees if you are lying down. Cover yourself with blanket if you are feeling a little cold.

Now, turn your attention inward and begin to scan your body. Start with your head and scan all the way through down to your toes.

What do you sense in each part of your body?

Is there any tension?

Can you let go of the tension?

Do you feel pain in some parts of your body?

Can you let go of wanting to change it?

Can you accept this present moment for what it is?

Now that you are centered and ready for healing, you can begin giving yourself Reiki.

15 Reiki hand positions

There are 15 hand positions for Reiki self healing. With practice, you will remember these positions and will be able to move from one position to the next with ease. Hold each position for two to five minutes (whatever feels best for you).

If you find a certain position uncomfortable, feel free to skip the position. Also, if you find a position very beneficial, you can stay longer in the position. It is up to you and with practice you will learn to listen to your body and your inner guide.

Position #1 - Place your hands over your face, fingers at the top of the forehead with the hands touching.

Position #2 - Place your hands on top of your head, fingertips touching.

Position #2b - Alternate position to #2 - Place your hands over your ears, cupping them gently.

Position #3 - Place your hands on the back of your head, the base of your palms at the base of the skull.

Position #4 - Place your right hand over your throat and your left hand over your heart.

Position #5 - Place both hands over your shoulders close to your neck.

Position #6 - Place both of your hands with fingers touching over your upper abdomen, just bellow the rib cage.

Position #7 - Place your hands over your abdomen with fingers touching at the navel.

Position #8 - Place your hands over your lower abdomen, fingertips over the pubic bone.

Position #9 - Place your hands over your lower back with your fingertips touching.

Position #10 - Place your hands over your lower back with your fingertips over the sacrum.

Position #11 - Hold your left foot with both your hands.

Position #12 - Hold your right foot with both your hands.

Position #13 - Hold your right foot with right hand and left foot with left hand.

Position #13b - Hold your right foot with left hand and left foot with right hand.

Reiki self healing is simple and you should always feel comfortable while holding these positions. If you can't hold your feet for example, you can send Reiki long distance. You don't have to have direct contact with your body. Just aim your palms towards your feet and concentrate as if you were holding them.

You can also concentrate on your chakra system and balance your seven chakras. Reiki is often used in chakra healing and balancing.

Simona Sebastian

Simona Sebastian is the founder of Simona's curiosity led her from science and computer programming studies, to exploration of subtle energy, healing, and consciousness.

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