One of the best things about Reiki is you can use this healing practice to treat yourself. There are many misconceptions when it comes to Reiki therapy.

You can do this when you learn the Reiki hand positions as you attend a Reiki session with an experienced practitioner. However, it’s not just a matter of knowing where to place your hands. Remember, practitioners are attuned to Reiki so they can serve as a bridge where the energy from the universal source will pass so the energy can reach the patient. Without this attunement, you can’t reach out to this energy.

What You Need To Do First

Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependant on having previous experiences with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. It has been successfully learned by people from all walks of life, regardless of age.

Reiki is very simple to learn as it is not taught in the usual way something is taught. In a Reiki class, Reiki is transferred from teacher to student through a process called an attunement. As soon as one receives attunement, they have the ability to practice Reiki and healing energy will begin flowing immediately.

A beginner’s Reiki class is usually held over the weekend. The class can last for one or two days. Along with attunements, students are also shown how to give treatments and also to practice giving treatments in class.

Reiki Hand Positions

Below are some of the basic hand positions used when giving a Reiki treatment. Use this list as a starter,  so you can prepare yourself for training:

  • Face

The face is touched lightly by placing the hands over the face. This is done by placing your palms gently on the forehead, cupping the fingers lightly over the eyes.

  • Top of the head

Wrap your hands around your head so that your hands are on both sides of your head. Your fingertips should be touching the ears.

  • Back of the head

This is one of the most relaxing Reiki hand positions. This is done by tucking the hands gently under the head.

  • Chin Jaw line

Cup your hands under your chin so it should be resting on the palms of your hands. Wrap your hands across your jaw line.

  • Neck, heart, and collar bone

Wrap one hand gently around the neck. Lower the other hand and rest it between the heart center and the collarbone.

  • Rib cage

Your hands should be placed in the upper rib cage. Your bent elbows should be relaxed simultaneously.

  • Abdomen

Place both your hands on your stomach right above your navel. Your hands should be positioned in such a way that your fingertips are touching.

  • Pelvic bone

Place one of your hands over each pelvic bone. Once again, allow your fingertips to touch.

More Hand Positions

There are more hand positions you will learn during training. This list merely focuses on the basic Reiki hand positions.

Attend a Reiki class today to learn more about giving treatments and also to practice giving treatments to others!