So you want to learn Reiki? Here’s the good news – anyone can learn it. In fact, the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, was able to teach more than 2000 students and 16 of them were able to reach the Reiki Master level. This is why in addition to receiving Reiki treatment and Reiki Meditation, you should also consider learning it.

Many Receivers End Up Practicing Reiki

Many Reiki practitioners decide to start their practice when they used Reiki as a treatment procedure and were encouraged by its results.

So if you want to learn how to do it, you should be comforted by the fact that many recipients end up as practitioners. That says a lot about its effectiveness.

Western Or Traditional Japanese?

There are many branches of Reiki that exist today. However, there are two major traditions of Reiki, namely Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki.

Western Reiki follows a specific set of hand patterns and is more focused on healing. In addition, this branch is focused more on healing the body as a whole.

On the other hand, Traditional Japanese Reiki relies more on intuition and is more in tune with the teachings of Mikao Usui. If Western Reiki focused on healing the body as a whole, this branch is focused on treating specific areas.

If you are more interested in practicing the Western style of Reiki, then look for a Master or a school that teaches it. The same goes for Traditional Japanese Reiki.

What’s Training Like?

If you want to learn Reiki, expect to undergo three training levels or degrees.

Here are the three levels so you’ll know what to expect:

  • First Degree

This is the most basic degree. It’s also known by its Japanese term – Shoden. Expect to learn the basic principles of Reiki. You will be given several “attunements” by your Reiki teacher. You’ll be taught proper hand placements that you can do to treat the whole body.

How long is this session? It varies depending on your Reiki Master. It can take as short as two days to as long as several days. Once you are finished with this degree, you can start treating yourself and others.

  • Second Degree

If you decide to move up to this degree, expect to be taught symbols that can strengthen your Reiki signals. Also known as Okuden, you can even strengthen Reiki to the point that you can send energies to anyone, anytime, and anywhere.

  • Third Degree

If you want to become a Reiki master, you have to undergo the Third Degree (Shinpiden). Alternatively, you can be a Master Practitioner if you don’t want to teach it. There are two types of Master, namely Master Teacher and Master Practitioner.  A Master Teacher can teach Reiki (attune others) while a Master Practitioner does not teach Reiki.

Learn Reiki Now

Find a trusted Reiki Master or school for more information. Soon enough, you might find yourself learning Reiki and passing Reiki energy to others.