In the modern world, where our lives are increasingly becoming more and more complex, it is not surprising that Reiki has become so popular. After all, this ancient energy healing technique can help us live healthier and more peaceful lives amidst all the chaos.

This is why millions of people in the world regularly seek Reiki healing. They want to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. In fact, this healing technique has become so popular that more and more people are taking Reiki courses to become energy healers.

Since Reiki has become so important in today’s world, I thought I would talk about what it is and how it works in this blog post. I hope this will inspire you to explore this subject further and make Reiki practice a part of your life.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient healing technique dating back thousands of years. However, it was eventually lost to time. It was only in the late 19th century that it was rediscovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui.

A Reiki healer uses the fundamental life force energy (that permeates everything in the universe) to heal other people. In fact, the word “Reiki” is made of two smaller words. “Rei” means higher power, and “ki” means life force energy. This life force energy is said to be the reason why living beings are alive in the first place. And this is the energy that supports our physical health and spiritual growth.

How Does Reiki Healing Work?

In Reiki healing, the healer acts as a channel to guide the life force energy into the recipient’s body. Since this energy is essentially part of divine consciousness, it is more intelligent than we can imagine. It knows where to go inside a person’s body and heals them of their ailments. What’s even more impressive is that this “ki” enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Since Reiki works on the subtle energy body of a person, it not only heals a person physically but also heals them mentally and emotionally. This is why some people tend to cry after a Reiki healing session. The life force energy finds pent-up emotions and suppressed energy and releases them. This release often manifests itself as crying. In some people, it takes the form of excessive sweating and frequent urination. Later on, though, these people feel much lighter and more peaceful.

Another thing you should know is that Reiki can be done in person or remotely. When done in person, a Reiki healer places their hands with palms down at specific locations in the body. Mostly, they will only hover their hands above the body. But in some cases, light touches may be given where appropriate. When done remotely, the healing happens due to the power of intention of the healer (and also by the fact that we are all connected by the same fundamental energy).

No matter which method is used, a Reiki session can leave you feeling lighter, better, and more peaceful. It is truly a godsend, especially in the world that we live in.