Reiki and the
Reiki and the hand positions used one will have to have some knowledge of the
chakras. The Reiki hand positions as used here in the west covers and treats
all the major chakras. The chakras are both connected to the physical organs in
our body and the different layers in the aura.
7 centers of energy
Chakra is a Sanskrit word and means "wheel". A wheel that spins around
its own axis and can spin fast or slowly. A chakra will spin in relation to the
energy level of your system. Where will you find these chakras? They exist
within us all. In the same way that we have a physical body we also have a
subtile body. Our chakras are parts of a large network of subtile
Today we know that living cells from humans, animals and
plants give off invisible energies. Simple groups of living tissue issue a sort
of light (aura) that can be seen on a Kirlian photo. Specialized groups of
cells that make up physical organs create more organized energy patterns. The
human body's system consists of sensory, breathing, circulation, digestion,
reproduction and secretion. There are six corresponding chakras for these
bodily functions. The brain and the whole being also has one chakra, making a
total of 7 major chakras. These chakras are situated at the top of the head,
forehead, throat, heart, solar plexus, the navel and at the bottom of the
The chakras and the
chakra has a corresponding organ in our physical
together with the large intestine and the rectum. It also has a certain
influence on the function of the kidneys.
The Navel Chakra
belongs to the reproduction system, the testicles and
ovaries and also the urinary bladder and kidneys.
The Solar Plexus
is in relation to
the liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen and the small
the heart and the arms.
The Throat Chakra
relates to the lungs and the throat.
The Third Eye Chakra
belongs to the brain, face, nose, eyes
have a corresponding organ but is related to the whole being.
is a clear connection between the condition of a chakra and the condition of
the corresponding organ. A chakra can be over active, under active or in
balance. Using Reiki can give the chakras balance and the organs
the endocrine system
chakras change energy from one level to another by distributing Ki (also called
Chi, Prana, Mana depending on belief system) to the physical body. This is
partly done through the endocrine system that regulates other systems in the
body. According to tradition each chakra also corresponds to one of the major
glands in the body. The Reiki hand positions not only cover the chakras but
also major organs and glands.
The root chakra is in relation to the adrenal gland.
The navel chakra to the ovaries or
plexus chakra is related to the pancreas.
The heart chakra belongs together with the thymus.
The throat chakra
corresponds to the thyroid gland.
The third eye chakra has a connection to the pituitary gland.
The crown chakra is
usually connected to the pineal gland.
The endocrine system plays a major role for the body's
daily health. The glands release hormones directly into the blood stream and
control all aspects of growth, development and daily
Physical problems are often the result of a blockage in the
energy flow in the system made up of meridians and chakras causing the organs
or glands to not function properly.