Reiki is an energy healing practice that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body. Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to balance itself from a very deep level. What Reiki is, in short, Reiki gives you what you need, whether it’s a release of tension or an energy boost, or both. Its gentle, Reiki’s touch is soft and light. Its Harmless: Reiki can have only positive results its Natural and you don’t need any equipment or tools. It’s healing and balancing, Reiki will balance your energy levels its energizing, If you’re drained of energy, Reiki will revive you and its very relaxing, a feeling of bliss deep relaxation.
What Reiki isn’t
Knowing what Reiki isn’t is as important as knowing what it is: Reiki is not religious. Reiki is totally nondenominational. You can practice any religion (or none) and still use and benefit from Reiki. Reiki Founder Mikao Usui was influenced by the religions of his country, Shintoism and Buddhism. But Reiki isn’t associated with any religion, and people of all faiths and beliefs are Reiki practitioners.
Reiki is not massage or reflexology. Reiki is an energy-healing system and not a manipulative system (hands moving the body). Reiki is distinct from reflexology and massage. But Reiki is sometimes confused with other hands-on healing arts, especially reflexology.
A Chakra is like a spiral of energy, each one relating to the others. An energy center within the body that helps regulate all its process. If you can imagine the main chakras / energy centers as a set of cogs/wheels, they are rather like the workings of a clock or an engine; each cog /wheel needs to move smoothly and at a similar speed for the clock / engine to work properly.
We can commonly count 7 chakras positioned throughout your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra has its own vibrational frequency that is depicted through a specific chakra colour, and governs specific functions that help make you, well, human.
Thus good health and well -being is achieved by balancing of all these energies (or the smooth running of the cogs/wheels.