Reiki - For Healthy Living

 What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural Energy Healing system. Energy healing came to the west for only a few decades ago, it has been used by the sages in India right from early vedic civilisation and finds mention in Atharva Veda and Ayurveda. Buddhist monks in Tibet used Pranic energy for healing some 2,500 years prior to its rediscovery in Japan. Today it is practiced by over one million people across the world.

There is no religious belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive or learn to give a Reiki treatment, the only prerequisite is the desire to be healed. Being attuned to Reiki does not entail any conversion or adoption of spiritual beliefs or religious practices.

Dr. Mikao Usui from Japan first re-discovered this energy healing and named it as Reiki. As per the legend Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian in Kyoto, Japan, was the Principal of a Christian educational institution.

When his students asked him to explain the healing method used by Jesus he had no answer their question.  In his quest for knowledge in touch healing he resigned from the institute. This turned out to be a 10 years long journey to enlightenment.

Meaning of Reiki

Simply put the word Reiki means –

Rei                        +               Ki

(Universal or Spiritual) + (Life Force or Energy)

Reiki in Japanese language means “universal energy,” or “all-pervading force” and Ki, Chi, Qi, and Prana, are all synonyms for the life force.