reiki for self-careDo you ever feel run down or overwhelmed. That you have a constant list of things to do? Are you going through the motions of life rather than actually enjoying it? Or, do you regularly feel “not quite right” physically, mentally or emotionally?

If so, Reiki can help you.

Reiki is a simple and effective way for you to gain holistic balance. Reiki, among other things, is an excellent self-care tool. After completing Reiki Level One you are able to treat yourself with Reiki.

What is self care? Self-care is looking after yourself so you have energy for yourself and others. Self-care is essential for anyone wanting to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Receiving Reiki or practicing self-Reiki balances you holistically. Reiki is very simple, enjoyable and practical to apply. You don’t need any special tools or equipment, just yourself. You can practice Reiki anywhere and at any time.

Reiki as self-care tool can be used in two ways:
1. When you need to gain extra balance in your life.
2. To maintain good health and well-being.

Reiki is excellent for helping you to regain balance when you are feeling:

  • stressed, anxious or sad
  • tired
  • physically unwell
  • spiritually disconnected

I have been practicing Reiki since 2002. Since then I haven’t met many people who are physically unwell yet feel brilliant emotionally, spiritually or mentally. Similarly I haven’t met many people who are feeling spiritually, mentally or emotionally unwell and who feel wonderfully physically. People like this do exist, but they are rare.

That’s because your mind, body, spirit and emotions are connected. If one aspect is out of balance the other aspects are as well.

A simple example would be a headache. You may regularly or occassionally experience headaches due to lack of sleep,  high stress levels, dehydration, poor posture, blocked sinuses, or poor vision. During Reiki Level One you learn hand positions for treating yourself with Reiki. After doing self-Reiki your headache may clear or may gain insight into why you have the headache. A couple of years ago I was travelling from Melbourne to Sydney for a conference. I had a headache and thought to myself: “Shall I take a couple of panadol or do self-Reiki”? I sat on the plane, closed my eyes, did self-Reiki for 30 minutes and my headache disappeared.

As I remind my Reiki students and clients self-Reiki is excellent if you are unwell, are feeling anxious or sad, or are experiencing a challenging life situation. Taking just 20 minutes out of your day to do Reiki on yourself is often enough to restore you to balance. Longer is best for chronic or deep-rooted conditions.

Reiki is not a cure for all dis-eases. Nor does Reiki replace conventional medicine, it complements it. Your health doesn’t have to be perfect. Part of our human condition is to become ill, sometimes for long periods of time. You have a body that changes as you age. Self-Reiki practice keeps you at optimum health, rather than perfect health.

I, and my students, use Reiki to restore balance and for ongoing self-care. People often comment that I look healthy and happy. It’s because I have a daily self-Reiki practice.

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