Reiki represents in Japanese, the spiritual, sacred (referred to by some as “universal”) energy that is the essence of all existence. Ryoho means healing method, therapy or remedy. These words together, Reiki Ryoho, describe a system of wellness and enlightenment, generated through spiritual energy.
The Usui method to achieving personal development was the foundation of different branches of practice started by some of his students; Usui Do (way of Usui) and Usui Teate (Usui hand touch). Usui Do is still a version of the traditional methods of Usui, as interpreted by a branch of his early students.
Eventually the tradition of Reiki discussed here became known as Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Spirtual Energy Method). This system of Reiki is founded on principles and methods involving precepts, breathing and meditational exercises for personal development.
While many recognize Reiki as a “hands on” method of energy work for stress release and well-being. The emphasis of this system and greatest benefit is consistent practice of the precepts, breathing and meditational exercises to realign natural flow of energy for balance and personal growth.
Reiki Ryoho includes traditional Japanese fundamentals and principles of the Reiki system, as originally practiced and taught by Mikao Usui.
Benefits of Reiki Ryoho
Reiki Ryoho benefits individuals by engaging the natural flow of energy to relieve stagnant energy and blockages. Reiki flows from within each of us and the practice of the system of Reiki realigns the flow to relieve imbalances.
The system of Reiki practice does not conflict with religious beliefs, and is a complimentary, natural helping method that does not interfere with medical treatments.
Reiki Ryoho minimizes feelings of helplessness and releases accumulated daily stress. The practice of Reiki Ryoho promotes personal growth within individuals through balance to mind and body. The term healing, as used on this site, denotes working with energy flow to improve well-being; rather than imply a medical cure of any kind.
This information is not an alternative or substitute for any medical treatment or advice offered to you by licensed medical professionals. Reiki Ryoho Individual “Hands On” Sessions: [hide]Hands on Reiki sessions represent a non-manipulative, non-invasive form of energy work.
The result is a re-alignment of energy flow within an individual by releasing stagnant energy and relieving energy blocks for balance. An individual lies, comfortably on a massage table, fully clothed for a full session. The practitioner places hands on or slightly above the individual’s body in a series of hand positions along energy centers, as energy re-aligns as needed.
The most informative way of understanding “hands on” is to actually experience a Reiki healing session.
The Three levels or degrees of Reiki Ryoho.
The first is Shoden, beginning teachings, which opens the Reiki channel for an individual; learn personal techniques and hands on practice.
The second is Okuden, inner teachings, which involves a level of practice for individuals to develop deeper understanding of energy and personal development; learn three sacred symbols and corresponding kotodama (mantras).
The third level is Shinpiden, secret teachings, which introduces a fourth sacred symbol and enables an individual to connect with a higher level of consciousness through personal development methods.
In Reiki Ryoho training, individuals learn basic principles, history, breathing and meditation methods and hands on practice to enable them to use Reiki for themselves and others. Students receive attunements in Shoden and Okuden training. The foundational philosophy of the system of Reiki is taught from Japanese perspective.