With the stress of keeping up with our chaotic schedules, an influx of hundreds of overwhelming ideas, and a wall-sized to-do list bombarding our minds, our bodies hold the physical load of each one of these worries and troubles in a mental and physical gridlock. However, you can learn to release the body from this metaphysical bondage by feeling the clarity and healing of Reiki meditation.
With a mere shallow dive into the waters of stress research, you will quickly find a mountain of validation that stress is one of the greatest obstacles to living a long and healthy life.
Global health organizations, including the World Health Organization, have all brought awareness and warning to the dangers of stress on the body, mind, and (although less researched) the spirit.
Claims of the perfect cure for stress have come in the form of pharmaceutical medications, exercise, eating right, and a thousand others. Today, we are going to explore a few techniques of an ultra-effective practice of stress relief, using Reiki meditation.
What Is Reiki Meditation?
Reiki is the flowing and all-encompassing energy of the universe. Reiki energy flows through you all and through all things. Reiki therapy is the act of using intention and hands to move energy in the body and create healing.
Reiki Meditation is the isolation of the intention part of the Reiki practice. In Reiki meditation, you concentrate and focus on the universal energy force of Reiki in yourself and all around you. Through this process, you are able to feel, connect with, and manipulate Reiki energy. This will create tranquility, healing, and vitality in your body, mind, and soul.
Reiki Meditation Techniques
Reiki Zen Meditation
Reiki Zen Meditation follows very similar meditation principles to the Zen practice. The big difference is the additional focus of intention and of Reiki energy inside the body.
Start out by finding a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Get into a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down. Relax your body and allow your thoughts to flow freely for a while.
Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth, allowing the breath to push your stomach out. Then exhale and let the stomach sink back down.
After a few breaths, bring your attention to the inner part of your body. Focus on the feeling of energy flowing through you. Imagine that energy moving through your body, from the top of your head down through to the tips of your fingers and toes.
Focus on this energy as long as you wish, and feel the flow of this energy throughout your body— merely observe its movement.
You can use a cleansing to flush out all negative and non-beneficial energy from your body.
Start by either lying down or sitting in a comfortable, quiet place. Relax your body and take a deep breath in. While you take this breath in, imagine all the happiness and positivity flooding into your body with this breath.
Exhale slowly and without force while imagining all the negativity, stress, and the weight you are carrying flushing out of your body.
Do this process several times, and just notice — without any judgment — what is happening.
You can either do this as a separate practice or incorporate it into the Reiki Zen Meditation process. Preferably do this process before you start with the Reiki Zen Meditation.
The Center Finger Technique
Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, taught The Center Finger Technique to his pupils to improve focus during meditation.
Place your hands together with each finger touching its counterpart (middle finger on middle finger, index finger on the index finger, and so on). Focus all your energy on the middle fingers and keep that focus throughout your meditation.
If you find that your focus has wandered off of those fingers, press those fingers together to draw focus back to the fingers and center your attention once again.
Reiki Meditation Symbols
Imagine the Reiki symbol in your mind and the power that symbol represents, keep that focus and continue your meditation for as long as necessary.
The Reiki symbols you can use in your meditation are:
- Cho Ku Rei, Lightswitch, or Mental and Emotional Reiki symbol: is used to accelerate healing, increase power, and promote protection.
- Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, Timelessness, or Connection Reiki Symbol: is used for distant healing, healing karma, and to strengthen the spiritual connection.
- Dai Ko Myo, Master, or Enlightenment Reiki Symbol: creates oneness, encourages soul healing, and increases the power of Reiki.
- Raku, Grounding, or Completion Reiki Symbol: focuses on the power of Kundalini healing, Hara connection, and chakra alignment.
- Sei Hei Ki or Emotional Healing Reiki Symbol: Affects the ability of emotional and mental healing and balance, as well as addiction recovery.
Chakra Focus Reiki meditation
Reiki, and its practices, are closely connected with the balance of the seven Chakras. In Reiki Meditation, you can bring focus and balance to these Chakras by applying your focus and intention to each Chakra.
Start with the lowest Chakra and visualize that Chakra while keeping your attention on that area of the body and feeling the flow and energy of that Chakra. Keep this attention on the Chakra until you feel that the Chakra is sufficiently stimulated.
Move from the bottom Chakra up, one by one, until you have gone through all seven Chakras.
The Chakras and where they are located are as follows:
- Sahasrara or Crown Chakra – top of the head
- Ajna or Brow Chakra – between the eyebrows
- Vishuddha or Throat Chakra – the throat
- Anahata or Heart Chakra – by the chest
- Manipur or Solar Chakra – by the solar plexus
- Svadhisthana or Hara Chakra – is by the lower abdomen
- Muladhara or Root Chakra – is by the base of the spine
There is a certain type of music that you can use during Reiki therapy or Reiki meditation, known as Reiki music.
Reiki music is not an essential or necessary element to the practice of Reiki or Reiki Meditation; yet, it can certainly be helpful in the practice of either.
Reiki music is set to a certain frequency that promotes both pain relief and relaxation.
Practice these techniques of Reiki meditation, implement the elements of this calming healing practice, and unlock the clear, open, and stress-stress life you deserve. Start with a simple ten minutes a day, and make this the best and most powerful part of your day.