What is Reiki?

Reiki is a very ancient science, rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in mid 1800's. Reiki in Japanese means universal Life Force Energy. It is made of two parts, 'Rei'- meaning universal, transcendental spirit, and 'Ki'- meaning energy or power. In India, this energy is called Shakti or 'Prana'. It is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of 'life force energy' to improve health and enhance quality of life.
Reiki is a method of connecting universal energy with the body's innate power of healing. Reiki is simple and anybody can learn it. The possibility of self-treatment makes it quite advantageous. Self-treatment amplifies the life force energy in our body releasing the withheld emotions and energy blocks.


What are its unique features?

It is a hands-on healing system for channeling the Universal Life Energy. The way of learning is through initiations, where the student is connected up to the Reiki channel by a Reiki master.

Following are the basic features of Reiki treatment:

Reiki is not given. It is made available. The patient draws as much energy as he requires.   
 Reiki is given only on asking.
Once a student is initiated by a Reiki master it is there for life. Even if one doesn't practice it one doesn't forget Reiki, its always there.
 Attunement affects each person individually depending on their vibratory level. One can
    increase the energy level and healing capacity by practicing daily and treating oneself.


What Can Be Treated?

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use it has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy.

Reiki will improve the results of all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.

How to learn

Who can learn Reiki?

 As compared to another forms of therapy where the learner has to have certain attributes to be able to learn the technique, Reiki is quite different . Here the ability to learn is not dependent on intellectual capacity, or on the ability to meditate or similar such things. It does not take years of practice. It is simply passed on from the teacher to the student. As soon as this happens, one has and can do Reiki. Because of this, it is easily learned by anyone. The results may not be immediately perceptible but it is definitely helpful in relieving stress and helping the person think positive.
As in most things Reiki must be experienced to be appreciated. Practicing Reiki helps create harmony in the body, giving a deep sense of peace and relaxation.