The Energy Field of the Body
The physical body, its tissues, cells and structures are held together by the vibrations of life giving energy. This energy is called Ki by the Japanese, Chi by the Chinese and Prana by the Indian cultures. In the west we call it the Life Force. This energy pervades the universe and is present in all living things.
Reiki is Japanese for Life Giving Energy.
Health is determined by the unhindered flow of energy to and throughout our system. When we become depleted of this energy or when the energy becomes blocked we can become ill. Just as every cell of the body needs an adequate supply of oxygen so do they need a free and abundant supply of Ki (energy). This energy is all around us, in the air we breathe, fresh food and water. It is behind our very existence. Modern living, lack of personal time to nourish ourselves, negative emotions and thoughts hinder the flow of this vital energy and effects our state of health. Reiki is a way of re-connecting.
The Cosmic energy enters our body thorough the energy centres called Chakras. Chakras are wheels of flowing energy sites situated along the central line of the body, from perineum to crown. These centres absorb and assimilate the Cosmic Energy and enable it to carry out its functions within the 5 bodies of man; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This is a large area of study and is ancient yogic knowledge.
Reiki works by enhancing the body's uptake of this life giving force. It is channeled through hands of the Reiki practitioner into the recipient. The Reiki has an intelligence of it own. It flows where there is a deficit of energy. It shifts negative blocks and fill the body with a healing rejuvenating force. Thus it positively effects the person on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.