How To Start Practicing Reiki Level 1: A Brief Guide to the Curious Beginner

Reiki Level 1 already enables you to start healing and it doesn’t take long to learn

Have you been feeling called to learn energy healing but feel a bit intimidated about getting started?

If you’re new to the world of Reiki, the idea of tapping into subtle energy fields may sound a bit far-fetched. But I’m here to tell you that it’s not as woo-woo as it sounds. In fact, Reiki is a form of natural healing that anyone can learn regardless of religion.

Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine that is based on the principle of energy healing. We all have an invisible life force energy that flows through us and when this energy becomes blocked, it can lead to physical, emotional, and mental imbalances. Reiki is a way to unblock and balance this energy, which in turn can promote healing in the body.

Reiki level 1 allows you to start healing

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words “rei” and “ki” which together mean “universal life force energy.” This life force energy is what flows through all of us and animates our bodies. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, it can lead to physical, mental, or emotional illness. Reiki helps to unblock and balance our energy so that we can heal on all levels.

Reiki works by channeling universal life force energy through the practitioner to the client. The practitioner serves as a conduit for this energy, which helps to promote balance and harmony in the client’s body (or your own body).

What are the Benefits of Reiki?

Reiki has many benefits, both for the practitioner and the client.

Some of the benefits of Reiki include:

  • Pain relief
  • Increased energy levels
  • Clearing of energetic blocks
  • Enhanced well-being
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Deep relaxation

How Do I Learn Reiki Level 1?

Now that we have a basic understanding of what Reiki is, let’s talk about how to learn Reiki level 1, called Shoden in Japanese. As with anything worth pursuing in life, learning Reiki will take time, patience, and practice.

The first step is finding a qualified instructor. Not just anyone can teach you how to do Reiki – you need to find someone who has been attuned to at least level 2. Once you’ve found a teacher, they will attune your chakras (the energy centers in your body) so that you can start using Reiki level 1 on yourself and others.

Remember: Anyone can learn it, regardless of age, gender, or belief system. There are three levels of Reiki training, with each level building upon the last. In this other article I talk about the 5 Reiki Principles.

Reiki Level 1 is where you will learn how to connect with universal life force energy and channel it through your hands. This is the most important part as healing will emanate from your hands. You will also learn how to give yourself a Reiki treatment and how to give treatments to others. Reiki Level is already enough for anyone who wants to learn how to heal themselves or for their loved ones.

Practicing Reiki Level 1

After you have been attuned, it’s time to start practicing!

The great thing about Reiki is that there is no wrong way to do it – as long as your intention is good, the Universe will guide you. I like to start by placing my hands on my belly and doing some deep breathing until I feel calm and centered. From there, I let my hands intuitively guide me around my body – I might spend more time on an area that feels tight or painful, or I might move quickly over an area that feels balanced and free-flowing.

Again, there’s no one right way to do it. Eventually, you will find what works best for you.

Just breathe deeply and let your intuition guide you. The more you practice, the easier it will become and the more attuned you will be to your personal energy.

And that’s really all there is to it.

Ok, not really, but this should be enough for you to get started.

Conclusion:

So there you have it- a beginner’s guide to learning Reiki level 1!

If you’re feeling called to learn about energy healing but don’t know where to start, you may want to give Reiki a try!

Just remember to find a qualified instructor, get attuned, and then let your intuition be your guide as you start practicing on yourself and others. The more you do it, the better you’ll get at it.

And who knows- maybe someday you’ll even be able to teach level 1 to someone else.

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