Japanese Reiki Techniques

Nentatsu-ho
Purpose: The traditional method for sending a thought or wish while using Reiki to assist. This is a technique for getting a silent message across to the recipient’s subconscious with the Reiki vibration transmitted through your hands. There is a wide range of use for it, such as breaking bad habits, getting across Usui-sensei’s five Reiki principles to people in serious disease, etc. (Do not get this mixed up with the concept of healing with mind power.) Method: 1) The recipient can be seated or standing. Ask them what habit or difficulty they wish to work on. Suggest a positive affirmation that you can transmit. 2) Gassho, and call Reiki to yourself. (This may be done by extending your hands and arms upwards, bringing in the Reiki light). 3) Say silently “I begin Nentatsu-ho now” 4) Place your hands (or just one) on the person’s forehead where the hair starts to grow. 5) Think the thought that they have asked you to help them with. Make sure it is positive and in their highest interest. 6) Transmit the message with a pure mind and confidence. 7) Remove your hands. If this is part of a normal treatment, then proceed, otherwise. 8) Gassho, and finish. Shake your wrists well. Comments: You can apply this technique to others and yourself.

Jakikiri Joka-ho (Jaki = negative energy, kiri = to cut, jokaho = purifying method)
Purpose: Energy purification or cleansing and energy boosting of an object. A technique for removing strong negative energy and vibratory disorder within an object (like a crystal) by purifying it with Reiki energy and putting in positive energy. Method: 1) Gassho, and call Reiki to yourself. (This may be done by extending your hands and arms upwards, bringing in the Reiki light). 2) Say silently “I begin Jakikiri Joka-ho now” 3) Pick up the object you wish to clear in your non-dominant hand 4) Using your dominant hand, chop the space about 5 cm above the object with your hand horizontally and make a sudden stop of your hand movement. . When you do the chopping action, focus your attention on your “tanden” (3 cm below your navel) while holding your breath, and chop the length of your hand. 5) Repeat this three times. This means you are doing 3 abrupt chops. This will turn the vibration into a good one. 6) Give Reiki for purification and boosting the object's energy 7) You can repeat from step 4 again in order to keep the negative vibration away, and do this as often as you feel necessary. 8) When finished, lay the object down, Gassho, and shake your wrists well. Comments:

many Reiki healers may perform Reiki healing on one person. it was practised by some members of the Gakkai whose bodies moved by accident during Hatsurei-ho (see Okuden pages. use a chair and the senders can place their hands on the receiver. 5) Consciously say to you. 4 or 5 people can work at one healing table at a time. In the case of the latter. bad condition (the ones with self symptoms). b. and feel the vibrations of the Reiki showering into the whole of the body. and each person can take a turn receiving. Reiki Undo Purpose: Reiki Undo means Reiki exercise. Make yourself comfortable. These can be located by using scanning (Byosen Reikan-ho) or allowing Reiki to guide you 4) If there are too many hands for the points. . indirectly placing the hands on the shoulder or the back of the healers who have their hands on the positions. 2) Do Gassho. The remarkable point of the Reiki Marathon (especially the first way as mentioned above) is that the effectiveness is multiplied by the squared number of the healers.each healer takes a turn performing Reiki healing. do the actions to selected points or visualize a miniature version of the object in the palm of your hand. In this situation. or even as a way to share Reiki at a Reiki gathering. 4) Slowly move your hands downwards to your lap. it is four times as effective when two healers perform and it is twenty five times as effective when five healers perform. If you do not have a massage or healing table. Method: 1) There are two very effective ways. 3) Raise your hands up as high as possible.Group Reiki . and then treat it as above. Doi Sensei explained that while this is not a formal technique of traditional Reiki Ryoho. If it is a large object." 6) Focus on your breath. all over a long period of time. Shudan Reiki (Reiki Group Treatment) and Renzoku Reiki (Reiki Marathon) Purpose: Shudan Reiki is concentrated Reiki. "Reiki Undo begins. charms. It is used to increase the effectiveness of a Reiki healing session. the healers can send Reiki energy. especially the ones where this is an unhealthy. regardless of size. 20 minutes can produce a very effective treatment. Comments: This is a very useful technique for serious illnesses. or any object. a. 3) The hands are placed at the basic positions. palms facing up and keeping the hands relaxed. Reiki Marathon . 2) Many cases are reported that diseases that were incurable for modern medical science were healed by this method.This technique can be applied to crystals. It implies a Group Treatment or Reiki Marathon. allow it to be deep and exhale with the intention to release as much as you can while exhaling. or one of the senders to increase the energy.) Method: 1) Stand or sit. This technique is similar to Hikari no Kokyu-ho but with the addition of body movement. In other words.

3) It is recommended that you perform Aura Cleansing before a Reiki treatment. do not put your mental effort into making your body move. it is possible to treat the disease a couple of days before it actually show up. Also there could be a byosen in people who are said to have recovered completely from his/her disease. numbness. 4) You place your hands on the basic Western Reiki hand positions until you develop your sensory power of your hands. This is called "Byosen". bringing in the Reiki light). sen = precede. So if you are careful enough to detect the byosen. or it may become more vigorous. you can feel ‘something’ transmitted from the source of the disease. Note: while this was not presented by Mr. there never fails to be a byosen. the status of it and the time it will take to heal. tingling. 2) Gassho. Some find a "natural" detoxification of the physical body starts after practicing for three months. She was past chairperson of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in Japan. When a person has a disease. spirit. then finish. Allow this movement to happen. The sensation you have in your hands is called “Hibiki” or “Resonance” and by it you can learn to judge the cause of the disease. for liver problems it can show up in the eyes. kan = emotion. 5) Once you develop byosen (the ability to feel a special sensation from the problem area of the body). For example. etc. or on a mat on the floor. feeling. Shake the wrists well. the byosen for stomach disease often shows up in one’s forehead. What you feel as Byosen varies depending on the type. and from person to person. practice your healing using the following procedure. Rei = energy. Very nice in a group circle. Allow Reiki to guide the body. Method: 1) The recipient can be seated or lying on a massage table. coldness. you can prevent the disease from developing again. for roundworm it can show up under one’s nose. or piercing or of a bug crawling. heat.7) After several breaths you may find your body movement to be guided by the flow of energy. Arjava Petter was told it was a technique the late Ms. You may also simply perform the 5 original Usui head positions. biting or of pain. A byosen could show up in the obvious problem area but also could be sensed in areas different from the problem area. Comments: This can be done with a partner or in a group as well. tickling. (This may be done by extending your hands and arms upwards. etc. But some samples are: sensations of something moving. It is recommended to do this exercise daily for at least three months. simply by placing your hands gently on the person in front of you. Kimiko Koyama-sensei would teach to her students. Doi at the Japanese Reiki workshop. Byosen Reikan-ho (Byo = disease. Sometimes this will be slow and rhythmic. severity and status of the disease. and call Reiki to yourself. . pulsating. ho = method) Purpose: Healing by way of feeling a resonance or hand sensation. If you get rid of the byosen in these cases. As long as a person has a disease (even if the person is not aware of it). 8) Gassho again.

7) The part is often different from where the symptom is. (This may be done by extending your hands and arms upwards. 4) With your hands back in Gassho. vibration or numbness in your hands. As it repeats its cycle. You can say something like "Reiki. You should at least hold your hands for one cycle. Method: 1) The recipient can be seated or lying on a massage table. or on a mat on the floor. 10) You are finished when there are no more points of hibiki. the ability to sense Byosen differs depending on individuals but as you practice healing others anyone can develop the ability gradually. bringing in the Reiki light). heat. . 6) Allow your hands to intuitively move to a location above or in front of the person's body. This technique is taught once you have developed a very good ability for Byosen Reikan-ho. no one is ever rated higher than 3. Upon mastering Reij--ho. please guide me to where this person most needs Reiki". the peak of hibiki will decrease. Once this technique is taught. coolness. To this day. Or you may be guided to apply Reiki in the aura. 1 being the highest). your energy rating is at 5. Revive the recipient. It takes experience to judge the sensation. and call Reiki to yourself. 2) Gassho. 8) The hibiki gradually increases until it reaches its peak then starts to subside. Comments: At first. you are rated a 3 and are allowed to have Okuden training. 3) It is recommended that you perform Aura Cleansing before a Reiki treatment. In the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. coolness. 12) Gassho and finish. Shake your wrists well. 11) It is recommended that you perform Aura Cleansing after a Reiki treatment. Reiji-ho Purpose: Allowing Reiki to guide you to the place of greatest need of healing. Usui-sensei rated himself as 2 in the hopes that one of his students would surpass his abilities. 5) Ask Reiki to guide you to the place of greatest need in the receiver's body (or your own body if this is a personal treatment). you are taught Reiji-ho and your rating increases to a 4.6) First put your hands (one hand or two) on or above the body and move them around scanning the whole body. heat. 7) You will feel the hibiki or sensation of pain. 9) Move your hands to the next byosen and repeat. Usually the average person at this point has an energy rating of 6 (on a scale of 6 to 1. Hold your hands where you feel the strongest hibiki or sensation of pain. When treating oneself. As it repeats its cycle. tell yourself you will begin Reiji-ho now. vibration or numbness. You can lay hands on or just above the body. this is usually when your hands simply flow down to your lap. this technique is taught once a person has begun their Reiki training. out of respect for Sensei. the peak of hibiki will decrease. Once this technique is mastered. That makes “one pass” or “one cycle”. 8) The hibiki gradually increases till it reaches its peak then starts to subside that makes “one pass” or “one cycle”. You should at least hold your hands for one cycle.

it is recommended that you perform Aura Cleansing after a Reiki treatment. Gassho Kokyu-ho Purpose: Gassho Kokyu-ho means a breathing technique using Gassho. 10) Gassho and finish. 2) Close or half close the eyes. Comments: This method is similar to the Sei Shin Toitsu technique used in Doi-sensei's version of the Hatsurei-ho. Breathe slowly. This is a technique for clearing your mind and keeping your consciousness high and stable. feel the vibrations of the Reiki Light coming into the whole body. (This may be done by extending your hands and arms upwards. Method: 1) This can be done while seated or standing 2) Gassho and call Reiki to yourself. 6) Bring your mind down to the Tanden (3 ." . To this day.9) Move your hands back to Gassho and repeat from step 5 until you are no longer guided to a point. Upon mastering Reij-ho. This is a technique for cleansing one’s energy inside with Reiki vibration and is part of healing for self-purification and growth. no one is ever rated higher than 3. 3) Gassho and calm your mind. this is usually when your hands simply flow down to your lap. then release the energy out in a burst. After learning Reiji-ho the student's energy level is rated at 4. 4) Raise your hands up high above your head. 10) When finished. and feel the energy in your Tanden. Shake your wrists well. and naturally. out of respect for Sensei. Shake your wrists well. bringing in the Reiki light).5 cm below the navel) and try to keep your mind still. the student's energy is rated as 3 and they are allowed to have Okuden training Usui-sensei rated himself as 2 in the hopes that one of his students would surpass his abilities. this technique is taught to students once they have mastered the technique called Byosen Reikan-ho. and do Gassho. 3) Say silently “I begin Kenyoku-ho now. Make yourself comfortable. 8) While breathing out visualize that the energy coming out from your Tanden and moving up into the palms. 5) Feel the Reiki Light vibrations and slowly move your hands downwards. Kenyoku-ho Purpose: Kenyoku means dry bathing or brushing off. 7) While breathing in. Revive the recipient. visualize the Reiki energy running down to your Tanden from your palms. 9) Continue these exercises for a while. When treating oneself. Comments: In the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. (For this explanation I will explain the standing method). Method: 1) Stand or sit. Stop at the chest just above the heart. Gassho and finish.

Reiki Mawashi Purpose: A Japanese method of sharing Reiki in a circle. touching the tip of the finger with your thumb cushion to make the circle. 2) Raise your hands up high above the head. 7. "Mawashi" means ‘circle' or 'circulation' Method: 1) Everyone in the group forms a circle.) 5) Place your left hand on the right shoulder and do the same as above but towards the left hip. and do the same as No. as they do in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. Shake your wrists well. Two persons can make the circle facing each other. everyone can switch the positions of the hands so that the energy will now flow clockwise. 6) Repeat No. Reiki goes more smoothly when in the circle. 10) Do No. 11) Bring both hands to your lap. 6) Optionally. and feel the vibrations of Reiki into the whole of the body. 9) Gassho and finish.4) Place your right hand on the left shoulder and slide the hand down diagonally (across the sternum) towards the right hip. you receive Reiki energy from your left hand and send it out to the person beside you from your right hand at the same time. 8) Slide the hand down the left forearm to the finger tips while you do the Hado breathing. 4) Alternatively. with the thumb on the other side. In steps 7 through 9. Reiki energy goes around from hands to hands at the speed of light. This way hands do not need to touch. 9) Hold your right arm up in a horizontal position. so you may also place your hands a little away from the body. Some people feel the energy with the hands apart more than holding hands. each person places their right hand facing down over the next person's left hand. Place the right hand in the middle of the left forearm. .4 again with the right hand. 12) Gassho and finish. Even if they do not feel it. placing the fingers of the right hand just back of the wrist. 3) Every person holds the hands of the person beside them to make a circle. used to circulate Reiki. By doing so. place your hand on the outside tip of the opposite shoulder and then brush all the way down the arm. while their own left hand is facing up underneath the next person's right hand. 7 once more with the right hand. calling in the Reiki energy. It is useful to have the intention of cleansing your aura as you perform the technique. while doing the Hado breathing and the ‘Haa’ sound. 5) Allow Reiki to flow counter-clockwise. (This exercise is to cleanse the aura. 8) One other way is to hold the middle finger of the person on your left. 7) Many people who have not received a Reiki attunement feel Reiki energy when they join the circle. You may also notice the tendency for the circle to begin moving in the direction of the energy. Place the left hand in the middle of the right forearm. Shake your wrists well. Comments: Sensei Hiroshi Doi uses a modified version of this. Or you can turn your palm upwards. 7) Hold your left arm up in a horizontal position as shown. and circulate Reiki energy.

and in one continuous movement. Comments: The aura gets adjusted with the Reiki energy that flows out from the palms of the hands. 2) Gassho. 4) If you are using one hand. and call Reiki to yourself. It is done from head to toe or from left to right of the body. As the energy of the whole body is purified after healing.Comments: To do this by yourself. Therefore it must be adjusted not to get any low or rough wave. 3) If the receiver is lying down for healing. about 10 centimeters away from the body. bringing in the Reiki light). As you become skilled. and the stagnant. you will become able to feel the places of energy with a bad condition. Hikari no Kokyu-ho Purpose: Hikari no Kokyu-ho means the Breathing of the Light Technique. Another way to do the circle is to have everyone place their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them. excess energy will flow off. Comments: Aura cleansing may be performed to a sender by him/herself. . Method: 1) The receiver may either lie down on a table or a mat. This is a method for reducing your stress and purifying your mind and body. As the feel of your hands improve. perform aura cleansing on one side and then do the other side. 3) Stroke the air above the whole body of the receiver with both hands. However it is unnecessary when Reiki shower or self cleansing is performed. or sit on the floor or on a chair to be comfortable. (This may be done by extending your hands and arms upwards. After a time. Method: 1) Perform just as with pre-healing aura cleansing. hold your left hand facing down on your right hand facing up in front of your body. and a single hand. you will be able to meditate deeply using this technique. do one side of the body and then go around to the other side and do that side. Pre-healing: Aura cleansing drains the excess energy and adjusts the aura to balance the energy. trying to lead and adjust the flow of Ki with gentle strokes. Post-healing: Post healing aura cleansing is critical. the flow is accelerated and it is in a sensitive condition so that it easily accepts any wave. Then empty your mind and feel the energy. you can turn around and place hands on the person behind you. 2) Let the receiver rest in peace for a while (more than five minutes) afterwards. Aura Cleansing Purpose: Aura cleansing must be performed before and after Reiki healing.

Breath slowly and naturally without any conscious attention. At the same time. Visualize that Reiki white energy is filling your head. 8) As you breathe out. 6) Bring your mind to the Tanden and listen to your breathing 7) While you are breathing in. 4) Hold your hands up as high as possible. 8) Gassho again. Make yourself comfortable. 5) People who have attained Level 2 use the 1st symbol’s name (or its energy) and Visualize that it vibrates throughout your body. breathe in from the nose and breathe out from the nose. palms facing the body.Method: 1) Stand or sit. and finish. As a rule. 3) Do Gassho. Comments: This technique is similar to the technique called Joshin Kokyu-ho that Doi-sensei uses in his version of Hatsurei-ho). 6) Feel the vibration of the Reiki energy. Method: 1) Stand or sit. Make yourself comfortable. Move your hands as high as possible above your head. cleansing your body and activating your energy. Together with the Reiki shower you are cleansing all of the unnecessary energy downwards. and calm the mind. (For this explanation I will explain the standing method) 2) Close your eyes fully or half closed. Breathe slowly. At the same time gradually release any tension. It is important to breathe naturally. but it is acceptable to breathe out from the mouth if you find this method more comfortable. but without causing any tension. 3) Gassho. Shake the wrists well. Reiki is emanating from the hands. and to every cell. In this way negative or minus energy is coming out of the feet. and down the center (Hara) line through the body to the Tanden ( 3 -5 cm. then finish. move the hands down to the front of the body. palms facing up and keeping the hands relaxed as if you were holding eggs. Reiki Shower no Giho Purpose: A simple way to bathe yourself in Reiki. Shake your wrists well. and becomes part of your aura and then spreading into infinity. and feel the vibrations of Reiki showering into the whole of the body. Feel that the healing process is happening. Comments: . (For this explanation I will explain the sitting position on a chair) 2) Close or half close the eyes. below the navel). visualize that the light which filled the whole of the body is emanating from all of your skin. 9) Continue these exercises for a while. keeping them apart. Visualize that you are receiving a shower of Reiki vibrations from the source of the universe 4) At the same time. 5) Slowly move your hands downwards to your lap. From there the energy is spreading to all of your organs. 10) Gassho again. if you have attained the 3rd Level use the 4th symbol’s name (or focus on its energy). 7) Practice these exercises a few times.

hands and from your mouth. 10) Carry-out Part A once. and this method is a basic breathing exercise. Move the energy to 4 (Heart). (For this explanation I will explain the sitting position on a chair. c. Feel the vibrations of the Reiki Light flushing into the whole of the body.) b. 8) Continue these breathing exercises for a while and then Visualize the 7th Chakra position. sit or lie down. 3) Gassho. 4) Raise your hands high above the head. Reiki will reach all of your cells and will fill every part of your body. (Chakras 1-root. then breathe out from 4 (Heart). 5) Do abdomen breathing. Breathe in the energy from 1 (Root). Method: Part A 1) Stand. keep the eyes closed. 7) While breathing out. It allows you to penetrate Reiki through your whole body and activate your chakras.Breathe in from 4 (Heart). then repeat two more times before you move on to the next exercise. Move the hands slowly down onto your lap. . Then practice the Chakra activating exercise as follows: 9) At the beginning practice the basic breathing.As you do this exercise. You will particularly notice that Reiki is emanating out from your eyes. Feel the whole body is filled with light. breathe out from 1 (Root). heart and crown chakras at the same time. Breath slowly. Breathe in from 7 (Crown). (That is breathing in and out at the abdomen. Do this exercise until you feel calm and relaxed. Breathe in the energy from all directions into the centre of 4 (Heart). 4-heart.crown) a. move the energy to 7 (Crown) and breathe out from there. 7. Make yourself comfortable. Visualize or imagine that Reiki is coming in through the top of the head and reaching to every cell of the body. then breathe out from 4 (Flush the energy out from the centre of the Heart chakra in all directions. 6) While breathing in. and naturally.) Breathe in as your abdomen expands and breathe out as the abdomen shrinks. These exercises activate the root. feel in 4 (Heart). d. Chakra Kassei Kokyu ho Purpose: Chakra Kassei Kokyu ho means the breathing technique for chakra activating.) 2) Close or half close the eyes. visualize that all the tension and negative thoughts are released out of the body. Feel the energy there.

breathe out from 1 (Root).4. Throat. Ajna) d. after carrying out the breathing exercise 1. This helps to clear the mind. following 1. The basic method is the same as the previous root.7. Comments: Should you wish to sleep afterwards there is no problem. Shake your wrists well. then breathe in from there. Breathe in from 1 (Root).Part B 12) Next is the breathing technique for activating each chakra. heart. next 1. when you want to wake fully. Part C 13) The final exercise is the same as Number 10. The chakras you are aiming for are 4. Solar Plexus. Move onto the next chakras.7.7. It is alright to carry out only the basic breathing exercise when your time is limited. but it is still effective. Then Gassho and finish. move both wrists up and down and in all directions. crown breathing. c.5.2.6. the basic breathing exercise. breathe out from the chakra you are aiming for.2. a. (Heart. .3. To summaries. then 1. Breathe in from 7 (Crown). then breathe in from there. finally 1. breathe out from the chakra you are aiming for. 4 and 7. However.7.5 and 6 in this sequence. 1.7. and breathe out from 7 (Crown).3. b. Sacral.