It has been proven that relaxing can fundamentally change your health.
According to Mario Beauregard, author of "Brain Wars", the Harvard Medical School conducted a study which showed that more than 2200 genes were activated differently between people who practiced relaxation and people who didn't. Perhaps even more interesting, they discovered a gene that is turned on or off by stress is turned the other way during relaxation. Wow!
Relax with Reiki
Understanding that relaxation can change the way your body operates at this most fundamental level helps to explain the benefits of reiki. During a reiki treatment you achieve a state of deep relaxation, which is usually accompanied by increased energy and feelings of well-being. Well, no wonder! You're giving those stressed-out genes a chance to express themselves in a more balanced way.
There are many ways to relax and trigger the body's innate ability to heal. If you're not sure which approach is best for you, why not try reiki?
This beautiful quote is usually attributed to Chief Seattle, pictured above in the only known photo of him, taken in 1864. However the folks over at snopes tell us it was really written by Ted Perry, a screen writer, in 1971. Regardless of the author or era, these profound words remain true today, and always will.
"Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves"
I believe the opposite is also true:
Whatever we do to ourselves we do to the web
So be compassionate with yourself. Make compassion your connecting thread to the web. Weave it over, around and through everything you do for yourself.
Take time for yourself. Do the things that feed your soul. Yes, you can. In fact, you have to. It's like the flight attendant says before take off - you have to put your own oxygen mask on first, before you can help anyone else.
Are you considering your first Reiki treatment? Wondering what it's like? Don't know which practitioner to see?
Making that first appointment for energy healing can be intimidating. The styles, prices and approaches of Reiki practitioners is as variable as their handwriting. So do a bit of research to find the right one for you.
Am I the right one? To help you figure this out I've started a "Satisfied Clients Say" page. Read the testimonials here. And read my blog posts. Does it feel right? Yes? Great! Send an email to email@example.com to arrange a personal appointment. No. Oh well, not to worry. Keep looking. The right Reiki practitioner is out there somewhere.
There are different approaches to Reiki. The traditional approach focuses on the spiritual (not to be mistaken for religious - Reiki is NOT a religion). Here's a great resource for this style of Reiki: http://www.reiki.org/faq/learningreiki.html
A less traditional approach is offered here: http://reikiawakening.com/practicalreiki No symbols, no rituals - practical and straight forward. If this style is for you, I highly recommend her book "Practical Reiki".
Reiki is not a new age fad. It's a rediscovering of ancient knowledge. Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates said "The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest
force in getting well." YOU can use Reiki to tap into this natural healing force and help yourself, family, friends, colleagues and even your pets feel better.