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Reiki Meditation Technique: Cleaning Chakra Blockage Using Dry Brush Method

In order to have smooth Reiki Healing, it is important to make sure that all chakras are cleaned and cleared properly. In some cases, when Reiki healing is taking extra long time without any visible reason, you may need to clear chakra blockages first. With successful chakra clearance, the process of Reiki healing becomes smoother and easier. Some other benefits associated with Chakra cleansing is feeling more relaxed and balanced, help in releasing toxins, lowers negative energy, relives stress, releases unnecessary energy blockages and help your body in restoring its ability to heal itself.

For clearing and cleaning chakras, the two most popular meditating Reiki techniques are dry brush method and waterfall method. Both methods can be used in day time. In this article, we will guide our readers about the dry brushing or dry showering method. It is important to remember that there are several different methods for chakra cleansing beside these two popular methods. You can choose any according to your comfort level and liking.

Dry Brushing Technique

Dry brushing is not only a popular technique in Reiki healing, but it is also popular as one of the best natural health treatments for detoxification. The method is commonly used for centuries in Scandinavian countries, but it becomes popular worldwide after a Finnish doctor first proposed it to his patients as an established medical treatment thirty years ago. Some medical benefits associated with dry brushing include removal of dead skin cells, stimulation of hormones, tightening of skin, strengthen immune system, and toned muscles.

  1. Find a calm place. First, you need to find a calm place where you can concentrate on your Reiki meditation. Make sure you have enough space in the place where you can stand straight.
  2. Physical position. Some say that dry brushing technique works best in standing position – but others have had success with it in other positions too. See what works for yourself.
  3. Ground yourself. First, get into standing position and feel that the roots are coming out of your base chakra and are going into the earth throw your legs. Focus that the roots are firmly attached to the core of the earth.
  4. Brush Yourself. Once firmly grounded, use palms of both of your hands to brush yourself.
  5. Apply from Head to Toe. Use brush starting from your head to dust yourself off and go down slowly towards your feet. Brush down slowly and gradually and take deep breaths to calm you down.
  6. Meditation. Meditate that you are cleaning off all the blockages from your 7 chakras as you go down. Focus on the feeling that you are clearing all the toxins, debris, low vibrating (negative) energies and energy blockages with dry brush.
  7. Transfer Energy to Earth. As you are already grounded, focus that all the toxins, negative energy and energy blockages are flowing into the ground when you move your brush to your feet. Feel that all the negative energy transferred to earth will be filtered into new positive energy that can be used again.

Following this simple method of “dry brushing” can help you clearing your chakras in quick time. You can now continue with Reiki healing with better results.

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  • Amudhan January 26, 2013, 10:00 am

    After reading this article, i have practiced it once and i think it is a great way to get rid of negative energies from our body. Please publish a post regarding waterfall method also

  • Amudhan January 26, 2013, 10:19 am

    What time of the day am i to practice this technique, only in the early morning time or any time of the day

    • asha August 27, 2014, 10:05 am

      U can practice any time of day…..

      • om Prakash ladha September 1, 2014, 12:05 pm

        Hi can u please send me reiki healing as well to my business

  • Reiki Rays January 26, 2013, 1:18 pm

    Thanks Amudhan for your suggestions. We’ll publish a post about the waterfall method too.

    I think you can practice it anytime, if the conditions permit. I’ve done it sometimes before going to sleep after a busy day with many meetings, just to drop off other people’s energy.

  • Brenda January 26, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Can you clarify…are we actually TOUCHING our skin…or are we dry brushing our aura? Thank-you.

    • Reiki Rays January 27, 2013, 10:59 am

      I’d say, you can find versions of this technique with and without touching the skin. Personally I don’t touch the skin, just dry brushing the aura about 1-2 inches from the body. But it’s not wrong to dry brush touching the skin either. Try both and see what works for you better 🙂

  • Megan November 7, 2013, 7:42 am

    Love the article. Will definitely try it 🙂
    Looking forward to the post for the waterfall technique.

  • KAC November 7, 2013, 3:08 pm

    I just read to brush upward starting at your calves! Is there a right and wrong way?

    • Keldra March 30, 2016, 9:13 pm

      That is for dry brushing with and actual brush and is really good for the lymphatic system and skin. The kind they are taking about here is dry brushing your aura to remove unwanted energies and to clear blockages (or at least that’s how I understood it). With the dry brushing you are talking about you want to brush toward the heart unless you have heart issues then brush away from the heart.

  • lucy toradmal November 15, 2013, 7:56 am

    will try for sure

  • Joan December 1, 2013, 11:36 pm

    I found it very useful. Thank you!

  • Carol June 14, 2014, 3:20 pm

    I love your informative articles on Reiki. Thanks for your continuing education for all reiki practitioners out there.

  • Penni June 14, 2014, 6:01 pm

    I love dry brushing and use it often on myself and always on my clients at the beginning of a Reiki session. I find using a selenite wand helps to quicken the process and get better results.

  • helen July 6, 2014, 6:43 am

    Lovely article, thank you, I look forward to trying this method. Would also like to read about the waterfall method as I would like to compare it with what I do. Namaste

  • abhijit baruah September 1, 2014, 3:09 pm

    I want to learn reiky.thank you very much.

  • Rupinder September 1, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Thanks for this post. I’ll try this. I’ve recently started doing Reiki. I have a question. When I’m done with the dry brushing technique , should I assume that the roots are back to the root chakra or should I imagine that I’ve cut the roots and thrown it in the core of earth?

  • Randall Hall October 1, 2014, 11:46 am

    I learned a simplified version of this called Kenyoku Ho. In Gendai Reiki, we are taught to do this technique at the beginning and end of every energy practice, including healing.

  • Michelle October 14, 2014, 4:09 pm

    I have been dry brushing with a natural bristle brush every morning, will this also work at brushing my Aura or does it need to be with just the palms at a 2 – 6 inch distance?

  • Shaheen November 4, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Can we take a toothbrush? Will it do

  • Alex Yadao December 5, 2014, 4:55 am

    Love to read this book and plan to meet your program thanks awaiting

  • Lorraine February 23, 2018, 1:22 am

    When dry brushing, you should brush from bottom to top, always brush going towards your heart !!

    • Sensei Randy February 23, 2018, 2:56 am

      And I have heard the exact opposite from many sources. You want to brush dirty energy away from your heart.

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