reiki for self careAre you ever run down or overwhelmed?
Do you have a constant list of things to do? Are you going through the motions of life rather than enjoying it? Do you feel “not quite right” physically, spiritually, mentally or emotionally?

If so, Reiki can help you.
Reiki is a simple and effective way for you to gain holistic balance.

I have been practicing Reiki since 2002 and unequivocally know, that among other things, Reiki is an excellent self-care tool.

After completing Reiki Level One you are able to treat yourself with Reiki. If you aren’t quite ready to learn Reiki, a Reiki treatment will help you to gain harmony.

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

Receiving Reiki or practicing self-Reiki balances you holistically.
Receiving Reiki is very relaxing. When your central nervous system is relaxed you are able to start healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Once you are in balance you experience:

  • less anxiety
  • less tiredness
  • clearer thinking
  • a greater connection to yourself and others

It’s also simple to learn how to do Reiki on yourself. Reiki is enjoyable and practical to apply to yourself and your family and friends. You don’t need any special tools or equipment to practice Reiki, just yourself. You can practice Reiki anywhere and at any time (except when you’re driving).

Reiki as a 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 experiencing:

  • stress, anxiety or sadness
  • tiredness
  • illness
  • spiritual disconnection

I have been teaching Reiki since 2010.
Since then I haven’t met many students who are physically unwell yet feel brilliant emotionally, spiritually or mentally. Similarly, I haven’t met many students 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.

Let’s say you experience regular or occasional headaches due to:

  • lack of sleep
  • high stress levels
  • dehydration
  • poor posture
  • blocked sinuses
  • poor vision
  • hormonal fluctuations

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 a headache.

My experience in managing a headache with Reiki:
In 2011 I was traveling from Melbourne to Sydney for a Reiki conference. I had a headache and thought to myself: “Shall I take a couple of panadol or do self-Reiki”? Whilst on the aeroplane, I 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 to help you regain balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Just 30 minutes a day of self-Reiki is often enough to restore harmony. Longer is best for chronic or deep-rooted conditions.

Reiki is not a cure for all dis-eases.
Reiki doesn’t 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. And of course, we are not here forever. 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 and incorporate the self-care tools I learnt during my Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies training.

Note: Reiki doesn’t replace conventional medicine. It complements it.

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