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2 original Japanese Reiki Techniques

Kenyoku and Gassho

Both of these techniques have been researched and shared by Frank Arjava Petter in his book - 'This is Reiki: Transformation of Body, MInd and Soul' 2012. Both techniques were created by Usui Sensei for the use of all his Reiki students and Shihans (Teachers).


GASSHO MEDITATION

  • Fold your hands in Namaste Prayer position with your middle finger in front of your 3rd eye / 6th Chakra
  • Concentrate on the point where the middle fingers meet
  • Forget everything else!


KENYOKU TECHNIQUE

The Japanese word 'kenyoku' means dry bathing. Kenyoku is done to purify body and soul. It strengthens your energy and helps you to disconnect from your clients, thoughts, emotions and situations

It brings you into this moment, disconnected from the past

Many times throughout the day we get lost in our own minds, thoughts, problems, joys and emotions. Or else we get drawn into the same of our fellowman

Neither one helps us on the path to our self-discovery! During this time we miss the present moment, the only time that really does exist

In Reiki the Kenyoku technique is used instead of the old-fashioned way of splashing ice-cold water over yourself for purification ...

Use Kenyoku before and after Treatments and every time you want to disconnect from thoughts and emotions (and return to the present moment quickly)

1: I (Frank) was told Usui Sensei used to do Kenyoku this way

Place your right hand on the left side of your chest, over the collarbone. Now stroke down gently to your right hip. Do the same with your left hand, starting on the right side of your chest above the collarbone - stroke down gently towards your left hip. Repeat the movement with your right hand.

Now gently stroke with your right hand from your left wrist over the open palm of your left hand, past your fingertips. Then gently stroke with your left hand from your right wrist over the open palm of your right hand, past your fingertips. Repeat the movement with your right hand.

2: Frank's Preferred Way

Place your right hand on the left side of your chest, over the collarbone. Now stroke down gently to your right hip. Do the same with your left hand, starting on the right side of your chest above the collarbone - stroke down gently towards your left hip. Repeat the movement with your right hand

Now put your right hand on your left shoulder and stroke down gently over the inside of your left arm and the open palm of your left hand, down past your fingertips.

Do the same stroke with your left hand over the inside of your right arm, stroking gently over the inside of your right arm and the open palm of your right hand, down past your fingertips.

In Usui Sensei's School they also added a Gassho at the end of the Kenyoku technique