Reiki Hand Positions with Downloadable PDF Chart

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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

To download the full chart in PDF format, see below.

Reiki Hand Positions
Reiki Hand Positions

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58 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Thank you a lot for these pics! They are very helpful.

    Just a question…
    There are a lot of kind of Reiki in the world, with a lot of kind of positions, most similar, most different.

    I would like to know from which “type” of Reiki are they from?

    I mean are they from ORIGINAL JAPANESE REIKI, or from Alliance (Phyllis Lei Furumoto) Reiki… or?

    Thank you in advance for your reply

  4. は紛れもなく、あなたが言っていると信じています。あなたのお気に入りの正当化は、インターネット上での注意すべき最も簡単な事のようでした。私はあなたに言う、私は間違いなくイライラものの 男性と女性は彼らははっきりと知らない心配を考えます。あなたは、トップの上に釘を打つために管理し、全体外にも定義されて副作用を持つがないもの、人々信号を取ることができます。そう取得するために戻ってくるもっと。調査後のおかげ

  5. I love this techniques, I´m a brazilian máster of reiki and I´d like to deep my knownledge of Karuna reiki, and Seichem reiki. God´s inner each body of Universal Life. Thank you very much for all rules which I could practicing.

  6. What a wonderful site, and so much information, I have learned so much from your site in a short period of time, and looking forward to what else I can learn to help be better at my healing .Thank you

  7. Also I want tho thank You for this excellent help. Now I am so happy, that I did not stop learning the english language. Thanks and Love

  8. Thankyou so much your charts make it so much easier when learning.
    Am going to print them off and make a wall vhart in my healing space.
    Namaste.😇

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