WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is an ancient energy healing system that translates to “Universal Life Force Energy.” It’s a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki originated before written history, about 3,000 years ago. It derived from Tibetan sutras concentrating life force energy. In the ancient days it was taught to everyone at a young age, but this tradition was lost a very long time ago. It was (re)-founded by Dr. Mikao Usui in Tokyo Japan in 1922. Dr. Usui went through a spiritual journey before acquiring the knowledge and symbols associated with Usui Reiki that he passed down his teachings.
The Five Principles of Reiki are:
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not be angry.
Just for today I will do my work honestly.
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.
Helps to promote relaxation.
Reduces stress and anxiety.
Improves many health issues.
Brings inner peace and harmony.
Re-establishes spiritual equilibrium and mental well-being.
Aids one in times of transition.
Offers relief during emotional distress and hardships.
Enhances one’s connection to joy and creativity.
Clears mind and improves focus.
Helps lessen side effects of chemotherapy.
Fastens recovery from surgery.
Reduces blood pressure.
Supports the immune system.
Helps with emotional cleansing.
Aids better sleep.
Assists the body in cleansing toxins.
WHAT ARE CHAKRAS?
There are seven main chakras that go from the base of our spine to the top of our head that are centers of spiritual power in our body. They create a subtle energy field around our body. They interact with the body’s ductless endocrine glands and lymphatic system by feeding it good energy and disposing of unwanted energy.
BENEFITS OF CHAKRA BALANCING
• Prevents illness or disease
• Improves mental clarity
• Overall balance, leaving you free to perform at your best, mentally, physically and emotionally
• Better health and well-being
• Enhances stated of centeredness
• Emotional understanding and clarity
• Stress relief
• Enhanced insightfulness
• Positive feelings of self-worth and belonging
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REIKI + CHAKRA BALANCING SESSION?
During a Reiki session, the client will lay on a healing table. Alexandra places her hands just above, or lightly on, the client’s body and acts as a channel for the Reiki energy to come through. The free flowing universal life force energy is passed through her hands into the client providing them with the loving, healing energy. Alexandra also uses ancient Reiki symbols to enhance and strengthen the client’s healing experience. Alexandra performs a balancing technique with a pendulum above each chakra to open and balance each individual one. The length of time it takes to balance them depends upon how out of balance they are.