What is Reiki?
Reiki means “universal life energy.” It emerged in Japan in the late 1800s and involves the transfer of energy from a practitioner’s palms to their patient.
Reiki practitioners believe there is an energy force in and around the human body. A Reiki treatment releases blocked energy and allows the body’s natural healing ability to flourish.
Reiki is built on the seven main energy centres, called chakras. In your natural state, energy should flow freely through your body, allowing you to be spiritually, physically, and mentally healthy. When an energy path is blocked, you may feel ill, weak, or have pain.
People who experience Reiki say that it decreases pain, eases muscle tension, speeds healing, and improves sleep. Research is ongoing to determine the benefits of Reiki, but some health professionals believe it may be useful in helping reduce stress and anxiety.
In addition to emotional well-being, stress reduction, and mental clarity, Reiki also helps bring about inner peace, harmony and is a valuable tool in the quest for spiritual growth.
Using Reiki To Focus Your Meditation
Practitioners who combine Reiki and their meditation, find it strengthens their ability to find a quieter place. Adding Reiki to meditation means adding the element of your body’s energies to your practice. It’s a way of using Reiki energy and symbols to focus and heal one’s consciousness.
Like most meditative practices, Reiki meditation starts with finding a comfortable place, focusing your breath, and relaxing your mind. The difference is that you focus on the flow of energy through your body. You allow your body to reverberate with this energy flow, and go into a state of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. You can also add in the power of healing through your hands as well.
Usui Sensei, the founder of Reiki, taught that the first pillar of Reiki is the Gassho meditation. Gassho simply means “two hands coming together” - a prayerful position. The goal is to quiet the mind and create a single point of focus in meditation. When your mind begins to wander, you gently press your middle fingers together to refocus.
There are many ways to combine Reiki and meditation, including Reiki Zen Meditation and Cleansing. What’s important is finding the practice that works for you.
Pairing Healing, Meditative Music With Reiki
It is an undeniable fact that music helps us relax. You can use meditation music during a Reiki session with a practitioner or during a personal meditation, as a way to relax and experience deeper healing.
If you have calming music or relaxing meditation music that you particularly enjoy, let it help you relax during your session - it can also use it beyond this space too. Healing Reiki-inspired music is useful in your day-to-day life. If you are looking for a respite from mental and physical stress, press play at home or work to enter a more relaxed place.
Reiki Meditation Music on Calm Radio
Our Reiki calming music channel provides a musical landscape that brings a sense of blissful serenity. It is the perfect meditation music for deep relaxation, healing, and restoring balance. Each track has been specifically chosen for its power to tap into our universal life energies.
If you are a practitioner, we have a wide selection of Reiki, healing, meditation music and spa music channels that make for an excellent playlist for your office, spa, or healing center. Add joy and mindfulness to your practice by registering for music streaming from Calm Radio.