Hand Positions

There are several different schools of thought regarding hand positions in treatments. They are all equally effective making it a matter of personal preference and or lineage tradition.

Some practitioners will treat with their hands resting lightly on the clients body, while others will treat with their hands just above the clients body, working in their aura.

Practitioners trained in Eastern lineages tend not to use formal hand positions, preferring to allow their hands to be guided by intuition.

Practitioners taught in Western lineages are generally taught 12 basic hand positions to use in the treatment of others although this does vary. I found some diagrams on-line that had over 20 hand positions.

Similar preferences apply to self-healing. Eastern trained practitioners tend to use visualisations, whereas western trained practitioners use actual hand positions.

By on Thursday November 29th, 2012 at 09:00 in Reiki - No Replies - Leave a Reply

Different Traditions

Studying for the masters level of Reiki is helping me to better understand the differences between traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki.

One of the biggest difference I see between them is that of focus. Where traditional Reiki focuses on the practitioner and experiencing the energy, Western Reiki Focuses primarily on the client using predefined procedures for channelling the energy. This creates a number of fundamental differences which can be very confusing.

Over the next few posts I will be covering the following different approaches in an attempt to make things clearer.

Empowerments
Attunements
Meditations
Energy exercises and Reiju
Precise Hand positions and timings
Experiencing symbol energies
Ritual use of symbols

Although there are so many different approaches to Reiki, amazingly all of them work, making it a matter of personal preference which tradition you train under.

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By on Tuesday November 6th, 2012 at 09:00 in Reiki - No Replies - Leave a Reply