What is Reiki ? pronounced Ray - Key.
Reiki can do no harm only good.
Reiki is a non invasive healing method that has been around for thousands of years.
How does it work? It works with the universal energy that is around us and helps clear unwanted energy from you.
Let me talk you through a session - once we have had a chat and answered any questions you will lay fully clothed on your back, ( just shoes off please) with a bolster under your knees and a blanket over you to keep you comfortable and warm. Music in the background and you can just be and relax.
I will place my hands above your eyes , then ears and then place them gently on the top of your head, followed by shoulders. Then I work above the body over the main chakra areas, so the throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral chakra and root chakra, and I will also do what we call a body scan and see where else the reiki may wish to go. I will then place my hands on your knees ( one at a time) then same goes for feet, if having a full session I can also reiki your back this is normally hands on, and you can either lay on your front or sit up on the couch it is whatever feels best for you.
What will I feel? everyone is different and each session may also feel different as we are working with energy so everything changes.
You may feel hot or cold sensation where I am working, you may feel tingling sensations in the hands arms and feet. Sometimes your body may have a slight jolt this is normal and fine as energy is clearing. Some people feel nothing but they generally feel relaxed afterwards. Some have visions or see colours or feel like they are moving.
There is no right or wrong its all energy and its all good.
If you have ever been curious about Reiki - then why not give it a go.
I also teach reiki the Usui method and love what comes out and see others on their journeys.
Please ask me any questions about having a session or learning Reiki.
I hope this has answered some of your questions about what may happen during a session.
Remember it is good to try new things and it is a lovely way to relax the body and mind in a gentle non invasive way.
Wow day 29 already and it has been a great journey which I have enjoyed , which to me is part of it to find things that we enjoy and if they are good for our wellness, mind and body as well then that is a bonus.
Qi gong has bought my body movement and my mind peace, to me it is very much a moving meditation, slightly faster than Ti chi but not as hard ( depending on level) as yoga, I love yoga as well but have been out of practice and when i came across Qi gong last year it seemed to suit me. Find what is right for you.
I have done two Qi gong online sessions one with an amazing Chap called Warren Swartz from www.acqciaqigong.co.uk who is based in Devon and runs great things, but also online so go check out what he offers. He is also on you tube.
The other person I follow who I did the 30 day challenge with via Udemy is Lee Holden who is I believe based in America. either search him on you tube or look Qi gong up on Udemy and challenges. I do have the link but it is crazy long.
So apart from the Qi gong 30 day challenge I also decided to try cold showers and I have got up to 1 minute sometimes just under sometimes over, depends on the day, but it is something I have embraced and felt the benefits of, so if this appeals have a look at Wim Hoff things as he talks about cold shower among a host of breathing techniques and much more. Or you could just set yourself a target and try cold shower at the end of your normal shower and see how you go, the main thing is to focus on your breath.
Lastly I wanted to do barefoot walk first thing in the morning, as it is something I do pretty much daily anyway and love how it can make a difference to your day as you can feel so grounded and connected before cracking on with your day, time outside is always great for body and mind, so maybe have a few minutes barefoot every day, and if feeling stressed at the end of your day, kick the shoes and socks off and go barefoot outside.
So I hope by reading these blog posts that you have found some spark that has inspired you to try something new, to make sometime for you or given you something to ponder.
Thanks for being here
Enjoy the journey
Now as I near my last day, knowing I will continue with what I have done over the last 29 days, I will keep adding things and growing in whatever direction I can.
Have a great day
Hi There, How has your week and weekend been so far? time sure flies when its a long weekend but one can loose track of what day it is...
I enjoyed a minute of cold water in the shower this morning- very embracing but stuck with it, had a wonderful walk into the village for our annual village carnival enjoyed by so many and so lovely to see.
I am shortly going out to enjoy some barefoot time and listen to the birds singing.
Qi gong will happen before bed ;-)
Sometimes we slip up on a habit or feel we need a little break and I always feel that as long as we are making time for ourselves and recognise this and that we feel OK that sometimes a change is as good as a rest as the saying goes its OK to change what you do for a bit, ( as long as its in your best interest) trying to do Qi gong when the cats decided to have a chase didn't help- but I will complete every lesson and will keep doing until learnt some by heart as I have loved every lesson and can see and feel the benefits.
Have a wonderful evening and enjoy your day tomorrow.
Hello I am Trudi from The Five Elements Retreats and as a Reiki master teacher and holistic practitioner, I believe I need to do all I can do ensure I am at my best for myself and others.