Reiki Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Reiki Healing Art) is a system for natural healing and self-improvement developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1900's. The Japanese kanji or pictogram (“Rei” and “Ki”) can be defined as a miraculous and sacred energy (essence) of the universe that sustains all life. Reiki healing assists the body in restoring energetic balance for the well-being and health of mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Reiki clears, straightens, and heals the energy pathways (chakras), thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. These concepts are similar to other forms of Eastern-based medicine and mind/body practices including meditation, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, and shiatsu. Reiki is a natural, safe, and simple alternative health modality that everyone can use.
Energy Energy is our life force. The higher your energy levels, the better you feel and live. In Japan, energy is called ‘Ki’, meaning universal life force. Energy is something that we can all feel. With positive energy you feel happy, relaxed, at peace. However, with negative energy, you feel tense, awkward, and unsettled. All energy constantly flows through our main seven energy centers called chakras. The Seven Chakras The word Chakra comes from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. Chakra means vortex, spinning wheel, or circle. Energy enters and leaves our bodies through the chakras. The chakras spin in a clockwise direction and are shaped like a spinning fan. Each chakra spins at its own frequency ensuring that the Ki is drawn into the body to keep its mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health in balance. The chakras also spin outward when releasing unwanted Ki or when they are dealing with other people or situations.
The chakras are found in within each level of our aura (mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual), and so they affect every part of our being. When our chakras are spinning openly and evenly they create a balanced aura that is well protected. However if we’re feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, or sick, the chakras will be depleted and our aura will be affected also. Over time this will affect personal well being. This is where Reiki can help. We are in control of our energy flow. If we hold negative thoughts, our chakras become blocked with dense energy which constricts the flow of energy through our chakras. A ‘block’ is a place where energy is trapped or constricted. In dealing with a block, you need to get the energy moving. When energy flows through the whole body it creates harmony and releases discord. Reiki assists the flow of energy and brings the chakras into alignment and balance.