We have several photo charts of Reiki Hand placements on this page. There are some variations of the hand positions in the different charts. Some of the charts are larger than they appear on the page so that they will print out well. These Charts may be printed and used in your practice and teaching.
The Reiki Hand Positions
I personally almost always start with my hands over the top of the head on the crown first. Most people are more comfortable with this as the first position and children are less likely to lick your hands if you start them off with a less challenging placement than directly over the face. Most Practitioners take a moment to prepare for the treatment with their hands in the "Gassho" position.
During treatment, the hands are held slightly cupped and with the thumb and fingers held closed, rather like they are held for swimming It is somewhat like having the hand in a sock rather than a mitten. Most people spend a moment before they begin the treatment with their hands held in the gassho or praying hands position at the chest or face as they mentally focus for the treatment . The touch is very light, no pressure is applied use a " butterfly touch".
Any position may be done in the Aura without physical contact. The hands are held from one to three inches above the body in the aura. The positions over the face, over the throat and on the lower torso are often done in the aura . It may not be obvious from the photos that Lower torso/ Root chakra positions are always done in the Aura. Practitioners with female clients usually do positions over the breast area in the aura .
People often follow their intuition rather than folowing the traditional placements but it is reccommended that you follow cover traditional positions until your intuition kicks in.
While doing the first 5 or 6 hand positions shown, the practitioner stands behind the head of the recipient. The other positions are done from the side, except for the feet when you have room to stand at the foot of the treatment table.
The hands are often placed with the fingertips of one hand touching the heal of the other as for whether the left or right hand is the near hand or the far hand that depends on what is most comfortable for you . I also like to run Reiki into the joints, shoulders, elbows , wrists, knees, and hips, and the hands also. Intuition is the best guide but it is best to learn the traditional positions first, in order to give your intuition something to work from . Reiki touch is very light, without pressure. The Reiki energies often run for about 3 to 5 minutes in each position when you are starting out and get faster over time.
The Client in this second chart is a close family member of the practitioner
The chart directly below includes the text panel when printed and is easy to read when on 8 by10 inch paper landscape format.
Self treatment. Most people do knees if one is flexible it is nice to do feet and back placements though many simply send the Reiki to difficult to reach places by intention.
The young man in the two previous charts is Daniel S. Noble, Hospitalman, USN, Born 11,11, 1985, KIA in Iraq 7, 24, 2007 While serving as a Medical Corpsman , forever in our hearts and memories . In Memory of Hn Daniel Noble is a tribute page on My space.
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