About Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a powerful yet gentle healing technique that offers many benefits for health and wellness. Developed in Japan in the nineteenth century, Reiki has evolved and has been embraced in the western world as an effective system of energetic healing for a variety of health problems. While in the past Reiki was most commonly used as a complementary therapy in conjunction with other conventional therapeutic practices for people, it is now used as a primary holistic healing modality – both for people and for their beloved animals.

An Ancient Method for Modern Times

The word Reiki translates literally from Japanese as “spiritual energy,” and refers to the vital life force present in all living things. The system of Reiki was created by Mikao Usui in the late nineteenth century in Japan as a method of spiritual development. The system utilizes precepts, meditations, healing treatments, symbols, mantras, and rituals to access Reiki energy to heal physical, mental, and emotional dis-ease.

The basic premise of Usui’s system of Reiki was that healing comes from within each individual, not from external sources—and the essence of his teaching was that Reiki be used for self-practice. Thus, there are two ways to experience Reiki: You may become “attuned” to Reiki so that you can work on yourself and others, or you may receive treatments from a qualified Reiki practitioner.

The Benefits of Reiki

There are countless benefits of Reiki treatments. The regular practice of Reiki, which includes the giving and receiving of regular Reiki treatments, has been found to support spiritual growth and healing. The greatest and most immediate overall health benefit of Reiki is that it assists the body to release stress and tension, enabling healing to occur. Most people experience a feeling of deep relaxation and a sense of peacefulness immediately after a Reiki treatment—which can last up to several days.

Other benefits of Reiki are specific to each person. After receiving a treatment, an individual may experience any number of the following effects, on an emotional, spiritual, or physical level: an increased sense of well-being, calm, mental clarity, reduced stress, joy, relief of pain, increased energy and vitality, and feeling more balanced and centered.

Reiki provides animals with these same healing benefits, making it an effective method of caring for your beloved animal’s physical injuries and emotional issues—and virtually any problem your animal might experience.

The Three Levels of Reiki

Traditionally, Mikao Usui’s system of Reiki, called Usui Reiki Ryoho, is taught in three levels, beginning with Shoden (Reiki Level 1), a Japanese word meaning ‘first teaching’. Shoden teaches students how to practice healing the self and the basics of helping others. At this beginning level, the student is heading out on the path to self-discovery.

The next level of Usui Reiki Ryoho is called Okuden (Reiki Level 2). Okuden is a Japanese word meaning ‘inner teachings’. As the word implies, a deeper understanding of the Reiki system and of one’s personal connection to Usui Mikao’s teachings can be achieved at this level. Students learn techniques to increase the flow of Reiki energy, allowing for more intense healing of the self and others. Okuden also provides students with the tools to develop a professional Reiki practice.

The final level of Usui Reiki Ryoho is called Shinpiden (Reiki Level 3), a Japanese word meaning ‘mystery teachings’. This level is aimed at Level 2 practitioners who wish to commit deeply to a personal, life-long Reiki journey. Shinpiden is not just about teaching, however, and is suitable for those who wish to continue to develop their personal Reiki practice and to teach those around them occasionally as well.

Reiki for Horses and Humans

Reiki is a beautiful way to open your heart to an entirely new level of connection with horses. By learning the art of Reiki, you can develop a powerful and rewarding bond with your equine-friend like never before. As you learn how to sense, understand and empathize with your horse in this way, you will be able to appreciate them on an even deeper level.

Reiki gives you the opportunity to commune with your horse in a calm, serene atmosphere while tapping into their deep inner wisdom at the same time. As you build emotional trust between you and your horse through Reiki, amazing insight will naturally follow; allowing you to better meet all of their needs as well as further developing a deep mutual understanding between the two of you. Best of all? Not only does mastering this type of relationship help add value and joy to your life in profound ways, it simultaneously allows for healing benefits for both yourself and your horse.

Equine Reiki Courses

Four Winds Reiki offers extraordinary Equine Reiki courses for personal and professional development. Our courses provide a unique approach, combining traditional Japanese Reiki training for humans and tailored Equine Reiki practices for each of the three levels of Reiki. Through our comprehensive program, you can benefit from an enriching and transformational healing journey that connects with your horses in a profoundly meaningful way.

At Four Winds Reiki, we understand the special bond between horse lovers and their equine partners, and we have designed our Equine Reiki courses to help deepen this connection. The techniques taught will enable you to communicate better with your horse and foster a more profound mutual understanding. We also aim to guide both human and horse toward greater harmony and better health with energy processes capable of creating powerful healing on physical, emotional and mental levels.

With modern lifestyles placing us under immense stress, it is essential to take time out for self-care. Our Equine Reiki courses will show you how to achieve this without compromising valuable bonding time shared with your horses or neglecting other areas of your life. To further explore how our courses compliment your lifestyle and needs, please explore our website for more information about the benefits of enrolling in a Four Winds Reiki course.

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