This is How To Do Reiki On Yourself


If you must make a resolution, you can use reiki to reconnect with yourself and clarify your values. To start: Be very specific as to what you want the new year to bring. Give yourself the time and space to let go and absorb the energy within you now as you think about what you want.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”


How reiki can help you get what you want out of life

Reiki will help you gain insight and self-awareness, which will reveal something much deeper than what we think we want or need to achieve in the new year. Give yourself the opportunity to explore from within and connect with your higher self. You will explore what you want to let go of and leave behind, so you can make room for the new. This is where the reiki practice will guide you to a place of discovery, if you are honest with yourself. When we turn inward, we notice where energy blocks are held within the body and how to release tension, creating balance.

Try this reiki exercise on yourself

A good example of a reiki exercise someone can do on her own is a simple body scan. Start with your eyes closed to examine sensations that come up in the body. Bring awareness and investigate any places that may hold tension and block the energy flow. Allow yourself to turn inward and work your way up from your toes, all the way to the crown of your head. The aim is to be aware of the different regions of your body and allow yourself to let go and experience any feelings that may come up, without trying to change anything.

Set yourself up for success and think about New Year’s resolutions differently this time around. If you have been making the same resolutions for years, take this opportunity to truly connect with yourself

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