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What is Reiki?

The Japanese word “Reiki” literally translates as “Consciously-directed Life Energy”.  The healing art of Reiki is simultaneously very simple and very profound.  In the practice of Reiki, one learns to draw in and focus the ambient life energy (Ki) which surrounds us at all times, to send this energy to oneself or other people/situations.

A Reiki Practitioner is someone who has received one or more Reiki Attunements (Energy Empowerments) from a Reiki Master/Teacher.  These energy attunements help clear and balance one’s energetic channels and open one to more easily draw in energy from the environment, rather than using up one’s own personal energy when offering nurturing to others.  Learning Reiki and receiving Reiki Energy Attunements is therefore beneficial to anyone hoping to strengthen their own life-energy or help others, whether or not you intend to be a “professional” healer. Each level of Reiki can be likened to an “upgrade” of one’s personal power, further strengthening one’s system to receive, process, and share more energy without depletion or exhaustion.  Reiki Attunements will often also spur one’s personal spiritual growth, unblocking situations which may be keeping one feeling stuck or stagnant and helping one to literally “take it to the next level” in their life path.

Many other people choose just to receive Reiki Treatments from a Reiki Practitioner or Reiki Master.  Like acupuncture and other energy-balancing modalities, Reiki works with the Asian concept that our body, mind, energy, and spirit are all layers of our being, which overlap and influence one another.  In other words, a poor state of mind may cause poor physical health or low energy; conversely, being sick or tired may cause a negative state of mind. Reiki works with this principle in the positive sense:  by removing blockages, balancing the flow of energy throughout the body’s energy (chakra) system, and charging the body with fresh life-energy, one can experience a positive effect in relaxation, pain relief, physical health, happiness, and peace of mind.

Yoga Christy is a Reiki Master/Teacher in both traditional Reiki (known as Usui Reiki after the founder, Mikao Usui) and Karuna Reiki (an advanced Reiki system).  This means she is able to both provide Reiki Treatments and to teach and attune you as a practitioner in all the levels of both Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki.  For those seeking further information about Reiki education, see the further options under this menu for each level of Usui and Karuna Reiki Certification.  Yoga Christy is available to teach Usui and Karuna Reiki classes worldwide; please inquire if you’re like to host a training in your area.

Those who wish to simply receive one or a series of Reiki Energy Healing Treatments for their own relaxation and well-being can contact Christy at 443-865-0181.