Reiki Hand Positions with Downloadable PDF Chart

A standard Reiki treatment covers most body areas, and all the seven chakras – and it usually lasts about an hour or a little over.

As the practitioners give the treatment, either to themselves, or to other persons, they tend to listen to their intuition and spend more time on areas which “draw more energy” compared to the others. If you don’t feel the energy flow yet, don’t worry, just spend equal time in each position.

There are variations of these positions, and some Reiki Masters teach them differently. Some may teach more or fewer positions. If in doubt, do as your Master has taught you, or follow your intuition.

The images below cover self healing. We have another article with the positions for healing others here.

At the end of the article there is a chart you can download in PDF format and print.

Head

Position 1: Cover the eyes approximately with the palms of your hands.

Reiki Hand Position 1

Reiki Hand Position 1

Position 2: Cover the ears approximately with the palms of your hands.

Reiki Hand Position 2

Reiki Hand Position 2

Position 3: Place your hands on the back of your head, either one on top of the other as in the image below, or alternatively you can place them side by side.

Reiki Hand Position 3

Reiki Hand Position 3

Front of the body

Position 4: Place your hands on each side of your neck.

Reiki Hand Position 4

Reiki Hand Position 4

Position 5: Place one hand on the chest, above the breasts, and the other just above it, towards the neck.

Reiki Hand Position 5

Reiki Hand Position 5

Position 6: Place your hands under the breasts, in the solar plexus area.

Reiki Hand Position 6

Reiki Hand Position 6

Position 7: Place your hands on the abdomen, over the stomach.

 

Reiki Hand Position 7

Reiki Hand Position 7

Position 8: Place your hands in a V shape, fingers touching or almost touching, below the waist (for men) or over the ovaries (for women).

Reiki Hand Position 8

Reiki Hand Position 8

Back of the body

Position 9: Place your hands on your shoulders, fingers bent over, pointing towards the shoulder blades.

Reiki Hand Position 9

Reiki Hand Position 9

Position 10: Place your hands on your waist, on the back, palms placed on each side of the spine at comfortable distance.

Reiki Hand Position 10

Reiki Hand Position 10

Position 11: Place your hands on your hips on the back of your body.

Reiki Hand Position 11

Reiki Hand Position 11

Legs and feet

Position 12: Place your hands over your knees.

Reiki Hand Position 12

Reiki Hand Position 12

Position 13: Cup each foot with your hands.

Reiki Hand Position 13

Reiki Hand Position 13

Reiki Hand Positions Downloadable Chart

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Reiki Hand Positions

Reiki Hand Positions

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33 comments… add one

  • jayanthi March 10, 2013, 2:21 am

    Very nice,self explanatory,useful

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  • Lydia Fougeres March 10, 2013, 3:41 am

    Light & Blessings for the sharing

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  • sally March 10, 2013, 1:09 pm

    Very useful love and light angel blessings

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  • subramanian March 10, 2013, 2:03 pm

    Thank you ,nice,useful message
    vazhga valamudan

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  • Rohini Goven Roychoudhury March 10, 2013, 6:42 pm

    Thank you so much. I was looking for such a chart!!!

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  • Nicola Clarke March 10, 2013, 6:45 pm

    Thank you :)

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  • Deborah Sue Emmons March 11, 2013, 12:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this. Very easy to understand, and the drawings are excellent! Light and love to you all :)

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  • CV March 11, 2013, 2:02 pm

    many thanks.

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  • Sridharbabu March 11, 2013, 5:24 pm

    It is the easiest method of hand positions. Sridharbabu.T

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  • sari zac March 11, 2013, 5:24 pm

    no son necesarias tantas posturas, con equilibrar los 7 chakras principales es suficiente.

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  • swaminathan March 13, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Nice and compact.
    Thank U

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  • wendyates June 23, 2013, 11:34 pm

    Thank you for this very useful chart!

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  • muad'dib June 24, 2013, 11:57 am

    thank you very much….greetings from romania..

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  • kim August 27, 2013, 8:31 pm

    THANK YOU!!!

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  • Geri Jackson September 4, 2013, 9:12 pm

    Wonderful chart…. Love the website. Seems like I learn something new or additional every day!

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  • Carole Riley September 4, 2013, 10:08 pm

    Thank You For Sharing :))

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  • sarah December 23, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Thank you:) needed it badly:)
    Bless you

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  • Darryl Atherton February 11, 2014, 7:58 pm

    One of the clearest and most explanatory set of hand positions I have seen in print.

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  • sugandi February 15, 2014, 5:59 am

    It’s too good. I was searching for this. Thanks a lot.

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  • Omodun Ansa February 25, 2014, 12:58 pm

    The examples of the hand positions are nicely done. Thank you for sharing and it is most appreciated.

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  • S.RAJA RAMAN February 27, 2014, 6:38 am

    Dear sir,
    In TAMIL there is a proverb,”THIRAI KADAL ODIYUM THIRAVIYAM THEDU”.Go to any place to earn money/knowledge..
    It is wonderful, we are getting knowledge, without moving to any place.
    Iam also happy because,lot of indians are watching and expressing there opinion about reiki.
    Thanks for opening our eyes.
    With love.
    S.RAJA RAMAN.

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  • Bev March 3, 2014, 8:28 pm

    Thank-you so much for this.
    I’m glad I found your website.
    Blessings
    BL

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  • sharmila March 6, 2014, 7:20 pm

    Thanks very helpful while doing reiki .

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  • DR.ANGAMUTHU.R March 25, 2014, 2:28 am

    Thanks,very usefull

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  • lali May 12, 2014, 4:24 pm

    very useful and effective. it is indeed great to have such selfless motivating intentions. i see nothing but universal energy behind it. let us enrich our-self with reiki blessings. looking forward for more support. thanks a ton

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  • zul May 15, 2014, 6:46 am

    THANKS!!!!

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  • Andrew Gilbert Fortuin Fortuin May 17, 2014, 10:00 pm

    Very good

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  • paula May 27, 2014, 8:53 pm

    how funny! i already do these hand positions. thanks

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  • Tonya June 17, 2014, 3:16 am

    Thank you I needed these Namsstep

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  • Bhadresh June 17, 2014, 1:43 pm

    I learned 24 positions of Reiki. Reiki has been very effective for immediate relief from pain.

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  • Gail June 21, 2014, 2:23 pm

    I Thank you, What do you say as you perform this? Namaste

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  • Caroline June 25, 2014, 3:42 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing, this is very useful and very easy to understand, blessings x

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  • Nicholas July 8, 2014, 8:19 am

    Thank you so much for this great chart! I’ve been looking for one that has great detail and is very easy to understand.

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