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.
Position 1: Cover the eyes approximately with the palms of your hands.
Position 2: Cover the ears approximately with the palms of your hands.
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.
Front of the body
Position 4: Place your hands on each side of your neck.
Position 5: Place one hand on the chest, above the breasts, and the other just above it, towards the neck.
Position 6: Place your hands under the breasts, in the solar plexus area.
Position 7: Place your hands on the abdomen, over the stomach.
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).
Back of the body
Position 9: Place your hands on your shoulders, fingers bent over, pointing towards the shoulder blades.
Position 10: Place your hands on your waist, on the back, palms placed on each side of the spine at comfortable distance.
Position 11: Place your hands on your hips on the back of your body.
Legs and feet
Position 12: Place your hands over your knees.
Position 13: Cup each foot with your hands.
Reiki Hand Positions Downloadable Chart
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