Energy Healing Techniques Using Hands (Reiki)
This is a traditional yogic process of transferring energy. The Reiki healing process uses psychospiritual techniques to transfer the of energy. This energy is usually transmitted through the hands having the minor energy centers.
The psychic power is usually transmitted externally through the three organs of our body. They are the eyes, hands, and the feet. Apart from this mind plays a prominent role in transmitting this power which is unavoidable when it is done through the above organs.
The energy transferred to the hands and the feet are the only short range. Hence, the hands are placed 1 to 4’’ inches near to the body to which the energy is to be transferred.
The psychic power transferred through the eyes is the long range as the focusing and concentrating on the object or the body is required.
In Indian tradition, the blessing given to the belongings are done by placing the palm near to their head or focusing on their body. This could initiate the transfer of positive energy to the receiver by the mere thought, word or intention.
This can be seen in the sculptors and cravings in the Indian temples and holy places. Transferring energy through the hands has a prominent role in the activation of kundalini superpower by means of the Shakti-pat process. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa has initiated the kundalini power in his disciple Swami Vivekananda by the touch of his toe in his third eye. (See How to Receive Shaktipat Grace?)
One can also transfer energy to others by breathing upon them. The hands and feet are capable of absorbing and projecting the spiritual energy. It is the pranic energy that is involved in the absorption and projection. This is the source of the life energy in all the living creatures.
One can also heal others by using this psychic energy, but the effect depends on upon the receiver’s karmic background. This healing process also includes the other living entities such as animals and plants as mentioned in the Reiki healing. ( Read also What is Prana In Yoga? )
Everything is energy and realizing every act of it is the way to do remarkable things in life. Every act of mind manifestation comes under it. This is the same energy that plays the different role in different areas of life. Check out the '15 Minute Manifestation' for detailed experiences. It's working mechanism has a basis on what we call the mind power.
The yogic meditation practitioners are having higher positive energies where the pranic energy in them is much higher than the ordinary people. This also enhances the biomagnetism in them. The biomagnetism is the life force magnetism present in all living entities. This can be perceived by direct means.
Method to Experience Biomagnetism
Place your hands each other facing the palms 2 to 4’’ inches apart. Hold the hands in that position for 2 to 3 minutes without shaking or disturbing it.
Now slowly move the hands to and fro from each other. Don’t move the hands completely from each other, instead, you have to move to and fro only for few centimeters.
Here, you can feel the magnetism in between your palms. This is the biomagnetism or Aura and the kundalini meditation practices can increase its potency. This is also termed as the psi energy.
One can also perceive this force by circling the palm of the hands in opposite directions which are placed to each other as mentioned above. This biomagnetism is also responsible for the strength of the pranic energies in the body.
Steps for Reiki Healing with the Hands Energy
The spiritual energy is received by the yogi from the cosmos through the Sahasrara chakra. This psychic power is passed through the Ajna, vishuddha and in Anahata chakra.
It is said that the energy transferred to the hands is from the Anahata chakra. The hands have minor energy centers as resembled with the major psychic centers. (see Minor Energy Centers in the Human Body)
There are two important chakras situated in the center of the palm. The pranic energies are projected out from these chakras and through the tip of the fingers. That is why certain exercises are done by closing all the fingertips to block the projection of energy. These are the necessary steps involved in the transmission of this spiritual power.
- Initially, the hands should be clean and dirt free.
- The hands should not be applied with any pressure but should be in a relaxed state.
- Bring all the fingers close to each other along with the thumb. This is done to focus and intensify the pranic energy. This is the important aspect as this creates a stronger flow of the energy. By bringing the hands in the pyramidal structure, enhances the flow of energy by the pyramidal effect as shown in the figure. (see Why is Padmasana is the Best Posture for Meditation?)
- The transmission of the energy can be felt by gentle warmth, sense of vibration in the hand chakras, crawling sensations in the palm etc.
- 3 to 4 minutes is required to pass the energy to the affected part of the body as per Reiki process.
- There is the possibility of the influence of the negative energy as this also serves as the absorber of energy. This can be get rid of by shaking the hands.
The book “Why Kundalini Meditation So Special?” gives a clear understanding of such practices and more over a guide for those who seek the path in this field.