R. C. Shukla - The Center

How Does Reiki Work?

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

Energy is Never Depleted

The Reiki practitioner's energy is never depleted. In fact, the Reiki considers both practitioner and client and their need of healing. Giving a Reiki treatment always increases one's energy levels.

  • The Attunement: The ability to give Reiki treatment is acquired by receiving an attunement. It is necessary that we should take permission of the Higher self of the person to whom attunement is given.
  • The Lineage: All Reiki healing methods and Reiki Teachers are part of the lineage leading back to the founder of the healing system, meaning thereby that the method has been passed on from teacher to student.
  • Spiritual Guide: Reiki does not require the practitioner to guide the energy with the mind as it is automatically guided by the higher intelligence.
  • Harmless: Reiki is a simple technique applied with light pressure or without touching and can do no harm to the practitioner or the patient as this energy is guided by Higher Power.

Reiki is represented by two organizations based in USA. One is the American International Reiki Association founded in 1982 and the other is The Reiki Alliance founded in 1981. A number of Reiki teachers in the west are calling themselves "Sensei". The term is used to denote mystical qualities of the teachers.