REIKI RYOHO is two fold practice: therapeutical practice and spiritual practice.
Every morning and every evening we do Gassho meditation and chanting Reiki Principles as it was taught by The Founder of Reiki Ryoho – Mikao Usui Sensei.
Usui Sensei taught his students the first pillar of Reiki – the Gassho meditation.
Gassho 合掌 ( がっしょう) 合 “unite” and 掌 “palm – means two hands come together in front of the chest. It can be used for prayer or as a sign of greeting, gratitude, reverence, or apology. When performed with a bow, it is called gassho rei.
“Gassho meditation is the art of creating a quiet mind and listening to a sound of silence. Where prayer is the act of talking with the Divine, meditation is the act of listening and truly hearing what Creator- God has to share with us. In the Light of the Creator …..We see only Love”. Laurelle Shanti Giara
Chanting Reiki Principles every morning and every evening in Japanese is very important, it helps to reprogramming the mind, to be aware of living with this principles during the day, in our daily routine, till it will be our natural state of living.
Our daily life – is our DOJO — a place for spiritual training / practice.
BE HERE/NOW, BE GLAD, BE HAPPY, BE GRATEFUL, BE DILIGENT, BE KIND, BE REIKI!
Komyo ReikiDo is a “keep-it-simple” Reiki system and practice. It is based on Japanese aesthetics “Less is more.” Simplicity is a key to the Truth.
The practice motto is: “Place your hands”, “Surrender”, and “Smile”…
(There is no room for any techniques and/or other things. Reiki is all we need).
“Hands on, Reiki on”. Hawayo Takata.
Reiki practice is — to let Reiki guide you, not try to guide Reiki, if you let your ego be involved and try to tell Reiki what to do, it means that you are doing something else than the practice of Reiki. Reiki works best when you put your ego aside, ego and self- clinging are an obstruction in the channel for Reiki healing energy to travel through.
12 standard self healing hand positions that cover and treat all the major organs in the body
1.eyes, 2.temple/edges of the head, 3.back of the head/front and back of the head.
FRONT BODY POSITIONS:
1.trough, 2.chest, 3.solar plexus, 4.tanden (3 fingers below navel), 5.groin.
BACK BODY POSITIONS:
1.neck/shoulders, 2.shoulder blades, 3.kidney, 4. sacrum(above tail bone)
It is recommended that the hands are to be laid on each position for 3 – 5 minutes. These hand positions are basically intended for maintaining good health, and they are not permanent. A practitioner can have his/her own variation of the hand positions. Ideally the hands are to be intuitively placed. While doing Reiki, your hands may feel tingly, heated, pain and the like on a certain area. In such a case, (Byosen and Hibiki) focus on that area, without regard to time, until the sensation fades away.A beginning student is encouraged to do a self-healing practice based on the 12 hand-positions in order to experience the benefits of Reiki hands-on healing for 21 days – the period of time Usui Sensei disciplined himself by fasting and meditation on Kurama-yama. (The student might experience a healing crisis, a change for the better, physically and/or mentally/emotionally. It all depends on the individual.)
Note: Traditionally there are no set hand positions except some positions on the head.“21 days self-healing practice” is practical, helpful and beneficial, there is, however, not such a practice in traditional Japanese Reiki Ryoho.
How to place your hands:
1.Stretch your palms with fingers lightly put together.
2.Place your hands gently/lightly on the body. Be careful not to press on internal organs.
3.Hold your hands a few centimeters over cuts, burns and the area(s) you hesitate to put your hands on.
4.Basically two hands are used to do Reiki especially on twin organs such as lungs, kidney and ears.
5.Two hands are placed side by side or end to end depending on the area.
6.One hand, either right or left, is also used.
Basically the placement of hands begins with head. The hands on a head symbolize a healing of the mind of a recipient, for Reiki Ryoho is to first heal one’s mind, and then physical problem. “Usui Reiki Ryoho” is to improve the mind and body, not the body and mind.
-It is REIKI that does a fine job of healing, not YOU. (You as a Reiki practitioner do nothing
in the way of healing. But you are very essential for Reiki healing. Without you, Reiki
-The energy comes from the universe, not from a Reiki practitioner, who serves as a
channel, not as an energy source.
-The farther from the ego, the purer the Reiki channel will be.
Traditional Reiki Hands Positions:
Forehead – between eye brow and crown (hair line)/Back of head – between crown and medulla oblongata.
Side of the head – on both temples
Medulla oblongata – the hollow of the nape of the neck/Top of the head – crown
After doing Reiki on the head, stomach area and kidney area, then, the hands are to be placed
on a trouble area.
The three ways to raise your Reiki energy level
1. Strive to cultivate and develop your spirituality. (Your spiritual growth determines
your Reiki energy level).
2. Receive Reiju (attunement) as often as possible.
(This is possible only to Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai members, or to the participants in a Reiki gathering where Reiju is offered.)
3. Do a daily Gassho meditation before bed and after rising for about 15 – 30 minutes.
病腺霊感法 Byosen Reikan Ho
When one places hands on a trouble part (disease or malfunction) one feels “something”
resulting from the trouble. This “something” is named “Byosen”.
A sensation of Byosen varies from kind (of disease) to kind and/or from stage (of disease) to
stage. The sensation may be tingly, tickling, painful, cold, moving, vibrating or the like.
The sensation (feeling) in the hands is called “Hibiki”. Where there is a disease there’s
Byosen. When one senses Byosen and gives Reiki healing there, a disease can be prevented
from developing or can be cured.
With enough practices anyone will be able to sense Byosen by means of Hibiki, the feeling in
To heal one’s present is to heal his/her past and future.